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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

Evaluation of the Standardised Digital Forensic Investigation Process Model (ESDFIPM)

Montasari, R., Hill, R., Carpenter, V. & Hosseinian-Far, A., 17 Mar 2020, Cyber Security Practitioner's Guide. Jahankhani, H. (ed.). World Scientific, p. 303-363 61 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • A Critical Overview of Digital Twins

    Adjei, P. & Montasari, R., 10 Sep 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Strategic Engineering (IJoSE) . 3, 1, p. 51-61 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Open Access
  • 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 Internet of Things (IoT) Devices

    Montasari, R., Jahankhani, H., Hill, R. & Parkinson, S., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Press / Media

    Challenges Posed by Internet of Things

    Reza Montasari


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Other

    AI in Cyber Security: A Technology for Good And Evil

    Reza Montasari


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Other