Dr. Mamoun Alazab holds a PhD in IT Cyber Security from the Federation University of Australia. In early 2012, he began a 3 year appointment at the Australian National University (ANU) as a Research Fellow where he co-founded the ANU Cybercrime Observatory. In mid-Sep 2015 he was appointed a lecturer in Cyber Security at the Department of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism (PICT), Macquarie University (MQ). Dr Alazab has previously worked overseas, which included working for a year as an Assistant Professor at the American University of Middle East in Kuwait. Dr Alazab was also awarded Japan's most prestigious academic award, a two-year postdoctoral fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) through the Australian Academy of Science (July-Sep 2015). He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.