Academic Patners

Air University
Devices and Network Security Lab

Smart Devices Security

In this lab research will focus on security analysis of Android OS, customization of Android OS with security enhancements, addressing privacy concerns of users, that includes securing files, folders, pictures, gallery and sending of usage statistics to Google and providing strong user control of device sensors i.e. GPS, WiFi, Mobile Networks, Camera, Mic etc. Moreover with smart devices becoming fixtures of our lives, there is a rising concern in companies on how to merge with the rising trend while at the same time safeguarding company’s proprietary information and communication on these devices. Thereby, research would also be aimed towards development of an indigenous Enterprise Level Control solution for Android devices.

Network Cyber Defence

Securing network infrastructure against cyberattacks is among one of the top priorities in any private sector, government departments, military or any other sensitive organizations. It is in this niche that the research work in the domain of Network Cyber Defence will play an important national role. The fundamental research would be towards development of an indigenous Security information and event management (SIEM) solution -- a framework that provides real-time analysis of security alerts generated by applications and network hardware. The research would target analysis of network log information using advanced machine learning techniques, effect analysis of network security policies on a large network, detection and prevention of advanced cyberattacks, automated security audit of an enterprise network, prediction based cyber defence mechanisms, network risk management and vulnerability management

Our People

Our core members and researchers are academics, developers, administrators and MS/PhD students. Our industrial partners are public and private cyber security organizations that advise us on the design, implementation and commercialization of the R&D work originating from our Lab.

Core Members
Principle Investigator/Director

The Lab is managed by a Principle Investigator (PI) and two Co-PIs
who are leading one research project each with the support of project team leads.

Professor Ammar Masood

Principal Investigator DNS Lab

Mrs. Sidra Siddiqui

Co-Principal Investigator
Smart Devices Security

Mr. Zain ul Abideen

Co-Principal Investigator
Networks Cyber Defence