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Reza Montasari is a Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security in the School of Computing and Engineering at the University of Huddersfield. He received a BSc. (Hons) in Multimedia Computing (with a 2:1) and an MSc. in Computer Forensics (with distinction) both from the University of South Wales. Following this, he gained his PhD, entitled The Comprehensive Digital Forensic Investigation Process Model (the CDFIPM) for Digital Forensic Practice, from the University of Derby.

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Research Expertise and Interests

Reza’s primary research interest relates to conducting digital forensic investigations within complex computing environments such as the Internet of Things and cloud computing. He is particularly interested in the application of signature detection schemes to these environments to assist with the identification and acquisition of digital evidence. Reza’s research interests are also focused on the security challenges around emerging technologies such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), blockchain and cryptocurrency.

  • Digital Forensics
  • Cyber Security
  • Internet of Things
  • Cloud Computing
  • Operating System Security
  • Virtualisation
  • File System Analysis
  • Process Modelling
  • Standardisation and ISO 17025

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Research Output 2015 2019

  • 9 Article
  • 5 Chapter
  • 5 Conference contribution
Computer forensics
research process
research method

Countermeasures for timing-based side-channel attacks against shared, modern computing hardware

Montasari, R., Hill, R., Hosseinian-far, A. & Montaseri, F., 1 Jul 2019, In : International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics. 11, 3, p. 294-320 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Digital Forensic Investigation of Social Media, Acquisition and Analysis of Digital Evidence

Montasari, R., Hill, R., Carpenter, V. & Montaseri, F., 2019, In : International Journal of Strategic Engineering (IJoSE) . 2, 1, p. 52-60 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

social media
data acquisition

Next-Generation Digital Forensics: Challenges and Future Paradigms

Montasari, R. & Hill, R., 11 Apr 2019, Proceedings of 2019 IEEE 12th International Conference on Global Security, Safety and Sustainability, ICGS3. London: IEEE, p. 205-212 8 p. 8688020

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Law enforcement
Mobile devices
Digital forensics

The Standardised Digital Forensic Investigation Process Model (SDFIPM)

Montasari, R., Hill, R., Carpenter, V. & Hosseinian-Far, A., 18 Apr 2019, Blockchain and Clinical Trial. Jahankhani, H., Kendzierskyj, S., Jamal, A., Epiphaniou, G. & Al-Khateeb, H. (eds.). 1st ed. Cham: Springer, Cham, p. 169-209 41 p. (Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

law enforcement