An article was published about the Advanced Cyber Forensics Laboratory and the research that we published, and are currently working on. Click HERE to see the news paper article, or download the pdf version. 
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I'm glad to announce the acceptance of two papers. One is a cloud forensics survey paper (preliminary analysis), which will be features at the ADFSL conference, and the other that was accepted at DFRWS (Regarded as the top forensics conference), which will also be published in Digital Investigation (Regarded as the top journal in our field).
Glad to announce that the ACFRL has formed the first strong partnership with Guidance Software in the Middle East (Academically speaking). We hope that this partnership will continue to grow. Here are some links to the articles:

Al Khaleej News Paper
Al Bayan News Paper
Al Etihad News Paper

I was interviewed earlier today by BBC Radio regarding mobile device security. To hear the interview click here, move to 1hr and 22 minutes.
The National news paper featured on the front page news that I was a part of regarding cyber crimes and the rate they are increasing at in the UAE. I want to make it clear that the numbers reflect the awareness of the government in the UAE regarding crimes that have been submitted to courts for prosecution. This means that the government and the law has become quite proactive in criminalizing cyber crimes in the UAE. Below are the articles:
1. Laws needed to conquer cyber crime
2. Cyber crime reports grow by 1000 percent
It was a pleasure to present the latest research I've worked on at the AD police's scientific forum on the 18th. I want to thank the AD police for giving me the gift that they did, as well as giving people the opportunity to discuss the area of cyber forensics and cyber crime from the different angles (technical, scientific and law).

Below are the preliminary news releases from the event!
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I have been invited to participate in the International Conference Regional Collaboration In Infrastructure Protection conference in Dubai Feb 1-2. I will be in the panel discussion on the first day (Feb 1st), at 4:30 PM.

Feel free to register for the event, there is going to be a lot of good speakers etc.

I was happy to be invited to speak at the 3rd Interpol's Group of Expert's meeting in Dubai Dec 12-13. I had the opportunity to meet the people that are in the front line of combating cyber crimes in the MENA region yet again. I was also glad to be part of the group that is setting up the guidelines that relate to the research, training and operations related to the Interpol in the MENA region.

At the conference I discussed the challenges that I see facing the MENA region, as well as the Global region in combating cyber crimes, and I gave some ideas of solutions for the region in terms of being able to support itself in combating cyber crimes.

Below are some news articles related to the conference, I wish I could understand why my name is misspelled in every news release I have ever had here! I always give the reporters my business card, and they still manage to torture my name!


Khaleej Times
Emirates 24/7

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