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, Threat Intelligence (AI), Blockchain, Software Vulnerabilities 



    • Cyber Security: Digital Forensics, Malware, Information Security Management, Data Privacy
    • Networks: Wireless Sensor Networks, Mobile and Cloud Computing, Smart Grid Computing


  • Bachelor of Technology (Hons.) in ICT, 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.


  1. An IoT-Based Transport Data Collection And Analytics Framework using Bluetooth Proximity Beacons
  2. A Framework for Detecting Fileless Cryptocurrency Mining Malware in Blockchain Technology
  3. Forensically Sound Approach for Inter-Platform Mobile Operating System
  4. Blockchain for Data Analytics
  5. Asia LAN Security and Monitoring (Collaboration with The University of Tokyo)
  6. IPT Malaysia Blockchain Network Testnet (Collaboration with iExploTech)


Supervision (PhD)

  1. Wilfridus Bambang Triadi
  2. Saleh Hazem Abdelfattah Elsayed Mohamed
  3. Shams Mhmood Abd Ali
  4. Hasan Falah Hasan
  5. Almutairi Omar Mutheeb
  6. Dai Xiangqin
  7. She Yuchao
  8. Apuru Jonathan Iliya
  9. Arif Mahmud (Co-Supervise)
  10. Gana Usman Mohammed (Co-Supervise)
  11. Kazaure Abdullahi Aminu (Co-Supervise)
  12. Zahian Binti Ismail (Graduated)


  1. CST232 - Operating System (2017-present)
  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
  3. Huawei Excellent Tutor 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022


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