About the NCCS

Management Team

The Centre is spearheaded by a National Steering Committee (NSC) which will be advised by a Scientific and Industrial Advisory Board (SIAB). The NSC is a supra-body that reviews and approves activities in each of the constituent components of the Centre spread across different university campuses. Each of the constituent parts of the Centre is led by a Scientific Director (referred as the Director/PI). Professor Dr. Kashif Kifayat has been selected as the Director of the Centre.

Director of the Centre

Professor Kashif Kifayat


Director NCCS and Chair CS Department Air University

Core Members

Mr. Bilal Afzal


Program Manager NCCS

Ms. Qanaita Mehmood


Research Monitoring & Evaluation Officer NCCS

Scientific Directors of Partner Labs

Prof. Dr. M. Najam Islam


PI Cyber Reconnaissance and Combat Lab at Bahria University, Islamabad

Prof. Dr. Kashif Kifayat


PI National Cybercrime and Forensics Lab at AU

Prof. Dr. Ghalib A. Shah


PI IoT Security Lab at UET Lahore

Prof. Dr. Adeel Akram


PI Deep Packet Inspection Lab at UET Taxila

Dr. Zartash Uzmi


PI Internet Security & Privacy Lab at LUMS

Dr. Umar Janjua


PI Blockchain Security Lab at ITU Lahore

Prof. Dr. Ammar Masood


PI Smart Devices and Networks Security Lab at AU

Dr. Sadeeq Jan


PI National Innovative Secured Systems Lab at UET Peshwar

Dr. Haider Abbas


PI National Cyber Security and Evaluation Lab at MCS, NUST Rawalpindi

Prof. Dr. M. Hanif Durad


PI Critical Infrastructure Protection & Malware Analysis Lab at PIEAS, Islamabad

Dr. Asad Arfeen


PI Internet Security and Quantum Technology Lab at NED UET Karachi