Mohd Najwadi Yusoff, Ts. Dr.

  • Najwadi

  • Senior Lecturer

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    Tel : +604 653 4641
    Fax : +604 653 3335
    Room : 629

    School of Computer Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM, Pulau Pinang

    Research Cluster

    Enabling Technologies And Infrastructures (Head Cluster 2022-2024)

  • Research Interest

    Cyber Security, Cyber Threat Intelligence (AI), Blockchain, Quantum Cryptography, Software Vulnerabilities 



    • Cyber Security: Digital Forensics, Malware, Privacy-Preserving Technologies, Zero Trust Security Model, AI and Machine Learning in Cybersecurity
    • Networks: Wireless Sensor Networks, Mobile and Cloud Computing, Smart Grid Computing, Cyber-Physical Systems Security


  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons.), Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
  • Master of Science, Computer Science, Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • Ph. D, Security in Computing, Universiti Putra Malaysia


  • Cyber threat intelligence and threat hunting
  • Digital forensics and investigation (computer, mobile, network, cloud, big data and IoT)
  • Cybercrime (criminology and policy research)
  • Anti money laundering and counter terrorism financing
  • Malware analysis in mobile and IoT networks
  • Software testing and vulnerabilities
  • Privacy issues in digital forensics.

Projects / Grants

  1. DDoS Attack Detection Framework using Machine Learning in Software Defined Network (International Grant - Project Leader)
  2. A Framework for Detecting Fileless Cryptocurrency Mining Malware in Blockchain Technology (National Grant FRGS - Project Leader)
  3. A Multi-actor Energy Distribution Model Based on Blockchain for Nationwide Solar Power Adoption (Internal Grant RUTeam - Project Leader)
  4. Forensically Sound Approach for Inter-Platform Mobile Operating System (Internal Grant USM-STG - Project Leader)
  5. An IoT-Based Transport Data Collection And Analytics Framework using Bluetooth Proximity Beacons (International Grant - Co-Project Leader)
  6. A Big Data Analytics Platform for Optimizing Oil Palm Yield via Breeding by Design: Blockchain for Data Analytics (National Grant LRGS - Co-Project Leader)
  7. Proposing Awqaf Alternative Project (AAP) Software Application: Sustainable and Future Direction of Malaysia Higher Education (National Grant FRGS - Co-Project Leader)
  8. Model Infak Bersepadu (MIB) Antara Masjid Dan Kelompok Asnaf Terpilih (National Grant FRGS - Co-Project Leader)
  9. Asia LAN Security and Monitoring (Collaboration with The University of Tokyo)
  10. IPT Malaysia Blockchain Network Testnet (Collaboration with iExploTech)


Supervision (PhD and master research)

  1. Wilfridus Bambang Triadi
  2. Teng Wei Jian
  3. Hasan Falah Hasan
  4. Almutairi Omar Mutheeb
  5. Dai Xiangqin
  6. Li Hui
  7. She Yuchao
  8. Chan Yen Yee (Master)
  9. Apuru Jonathan Iliya
  10. Mohaniswary Chandara Kumaran
  11. Al Shammari Abeed Obaid Kadhim
  12. Rana Sohaib
  13. Al Shammari Asma Khalaf
  14. Alasfour Tareq I A (Co-Supervisor)
  15. Gana Usman Mohammed (Co-Supervisor)
  16. Kazaure Abdullahi Aminu (Co-Supervisor)


  1. Mohamed Fadul Iedres Fadul
  2. Shams Mhmood Abd Ali


  1. Zahian Binti Ismail
  2. Arif Mahmud
  3. AbuBakar Abba


  1. CST232 - Operating System (2017-2022)
  2. CST233 - Information Security and Assurance (2018)
  3. CST235 - Principles of Computer Networks and Information Security (2021)
  4. CST339 - Information Security Management and Assurance (2021-present)
  5. CST436 - Digital Forensics and Investigation (2023-present)
  6. CDS523 - Forensic Analytics And Digital Investigations (2018-present)
  7. HCIA-R&S - Huawei Certified ICT Associate (2017-present)
  8. HCIA-Datacom - Huawei Certified ICT Associate (2020-present)
  9. HCIA-Security - Huawei Certified ICT Associate (2022-present)

Recognition & Leadership

  1. Professional Technologists, Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT)
  2. Excellent Service Awards, Universiti Sains Malaysia 2019, 2022
  3. Huawei Excellent Tutor 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022


  1. ICT Security Officer (ICTSO), Universiti Sains Malaysia
  2. Head, USM-CyberSecurity Malaysia (CSM) Collaboration
  3. Head, USM-Huawei ICT Academy
  4. Member, Policy Development and Procedures for Digital Data Sanitation, CyberSecurity Malaysia (CSM)
  5. Member, National Blockchain Technology Roadmap, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI)
  6. Lead Consultant, Cyber Security Management Audit, Unit Audit Dalam, Universiti Sains Malaysia
  7. Consultant, NC4, Malaysian National Security Council, Prime Minister Department
  8. Expert Review Panel, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI)
  9. Acreditation Panel, Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA)
  10. Acreditation Panel, Technology and Technical Accreditation Council (TTAC), MBOT
  11. Partner, SysArmy Threat Research and Intelligence Alliance Exchange (SATRIA-X)
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