About Special Interest Group Session

Cybersecurity refers to an array of technologies employed by firms and organizations for protecting devices, networks, and data from online attacks. The dependence on the internet and rise of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and online users has brought the need for toughened security measures to the forefront. The global Cybersecurity Market size is touted to reach USD 199.98 billion by 2025, according to the latest report by Market Research Future (MRFR). It is anticipated to exhibit 10.5% CAGR over the forecast period (2019-2025). The global cybersecurity market is expected to augment its size favorably due to a surge in online attacks across networks and applications across various end-use sectors. The use of internet of things (IoT), cloud computing, and proclivity towards digital devices can bode well for the market. Increasing cases of cyber espionage and security breaches as well as high volume of online transactions can influence the market growth.


  • An Overview of Cloud Security – Dr. Mudassar Aslam – 30 Min
  • Open Forum – 30 Min


Dr. Mudassar Aslam

Assistant Professor
National University of Computer and Emerging Science (NUCES-FAST), Islamabad.

Dr. Mudassar Aslam has over 16 years of experience in the academia and industry. He is currently working in NUCES-FAST (Islamabad Campus) as Assistant Professor. Previously, he worked as a Senior Researcher in the Cybersecurity Unit at RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, where he worked in the EU-funded project nIoVe. His other experiences include working in COMSATS University Islamabad for over 9 years; and working in the industry as researcher together with companies like Ericsson, Telia, Saab. His main research interests include IoT, Edge and Cloud security with expertise in platform security mechanisms provided by Trusted Execution Environments (TEEs) such as Trusted Platform Module (TPM), ARM Trustzone, Intel SGX. He did his post doctorate under ERCIM fellowship programme at RISE, Sweden (2018); PhD in an industrial setup at Swedish Institute of Computer Sciences (now RISE Sweden) and Mälardalen University Sweden. Earlier, he did his Masters in Security from KTH, Sweden in 2009, and completed his BCS/MCS in in 2002 from International Islamic University, Islamabad.

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