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CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

2022       PhD in Computer Science (Cyber Security Specialization)

                Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

                Chairman Supervisory Committee: Prof.  S. B. Junaidu

                Thesis Topic:  “A Genetic Fuzzy Network Forensics Framework”

2018       M.Sc. in Computer Science (Cyber Security Specialization)

                Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

                Chairman Supervisory Committee: Prof. A. A. Obiniyi

                Dissertation Topic:  “Development of an Efficient Hybrid Encryption Scheme for  Securing Short Message Service (SMS)

2017       Post Graduate Diploma in Education

                Federal College of Education, Kano in Affiliation with the University of Maiduguri.

                Supervisor: Malam Mukhtar Aminu

                Topic: “Effect of Computer Assisted Instruction on Performance of Senior Secondary School Students

                in Mathematics in Some Selected Senior Secondary Schools in Kaduna State, Nigeria “

2011       B.Sc. in Computer Science

                Bayero University Kano           

              

Academic Experience

January 2019 – Present                      Lecturer II

                                                               Department of Computer Science Education

                                                               Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Kano

 

January 2016 – December 2018        Lecturer III

                                                               Department of Computer Science Education

                                                               Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Kano

 

October 2012 –  December 2015     Assistant Lecturer

                                                               Department of Computer Science Education

                                                               Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Kano

 

Cybersecurity Skills

Cyber Security Analytical Skills:

Threat Management

Vulnerability Management

Cyber Incidence Response

Security Architecture & Toolsets

 

Penetration Testing Skills:

Planning & Scoping

Information Gathering & Vulnerability Identification

Attacks and Exploits

Penetration Testing Tools

Reporting & Communication

 

Scripting/Programming Language Skills

Python, Ruby, Bash, Power Shell, C, Visual Basic

Professional Experience

July 2019 – Present                         Vice Chairman, Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria, Kano Branch.

December 2018 – Present             Instructor, Phoenyx Academy, An Online Course Academy.

January 2011 –  July 2012               Customer Care Unity Bank Plc (National Youth Service Corps Scheme) Bompai Branch, Kano.

Books

2011     “Lets Learn English in Three Months, Volume 1“, Faisal A. Garba, Gidan Dabino Publishers

2011     “Lets Learn English in Three Months, Volume 2“, Faisal A. Garba (unpublished).

2011     “Lets Learn English in Three Months, Volume 3“, Faisal A. Garba (unpublished)

Conferences

2019    Evaluating the State of the Art Antivirus Evasion Tools on Windows and Android Platform: IEEEnigComputConf’19

2018    TexFort:  An Efficient Hybrid Short Message Service Encryption Scheme for Mobile Devices: 2nd Biennial Post Graduate

             Conference, School of Postgraduate Studies, Ahamadu Bello University, Zaria, 2nd – 5th October, 2018.

2018   Proposed Framework for Effective Detection and Prediction of Advanced Persistent Threats Based on the Cyber Kill Chain:

            2nd Biennial Postgraduate Conference, School of Postgraduate Studies, ABU Zaria, 2nd – 5th Oct., 2018.

2017   Roles and Challenges of Computer Science, Information and Communication Technology Education in the Development of

            Sustainable Society: 2nd National Science Education Conference 2017, School of Science Education, Sa’adatu Rimi College of

            Education, Kano.

2016   Reconstructing the Information and Communication Technology Education (ICTE) for Sustainable Development in Nigeria:

           18th Annual International Conference of School of Education, Federal College of Education, Kano.

Journal Publications

Seminars & Workshops Attended

2019   Certificate of Attendance: Advanced Digital Appreciation Program for Tertiary Institutions, Digital Bridge Institute

2018   Certificate of Training: Cybersecurity Incidence & Countermeasures, Pentest Cybersecurity Institute Ltd

2016   Certificate of Attendance, Youth Entrepreneurship Development Programme: Central Bank of Nigeria, Entrepreneurship Development Centre North-East

2012   Certificate of Completion, Master Teacher Program, Getting Started Course

Certifications

2019   Certificate of Achievement: The Fundamentals of Digital Marketing Certification Exam by Google Digital Skills for Africa

College Service

2019 – Present      Member Departmental Quality Assurance Committee

2018 – Present      Seminar Coordinator

2014 – 2015           Level Co-ordinator, NCE II

2013 – 2014           Level Co-ordinator, NCE I  

Community Service

2012 – 2012     Member, Information & Communication Technology, Community Development Group (NYSC)

Professional Associations

Distinctions, Honours & Awards

2019    Certificate of Honor, For Designing E-Learning Courses and Lecture Packages, COEASU, SRCOE

2012    Certificate of Merit, Information & Communication Technology, Community Development Group, (NYSC)

Presented Lectures, Talk Shows, Seminars and Workshops

2019  Seminar Presentation on Seminar Writing Guideliness to Staff of the Department of Computer Science Education, Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Kano, 11th September, 2019.

2019  Research Presentation, CSEAN First Kano Meet-up, Di-Hub, Sabo Bakin Zuwo Road, Opposite Government House, Kano

2018    Invited Guest, “Malware”, Arewa24 Satellite Television, July 2018, Kano, Nigeria

Referees

Professor S. B. Junaidu

Head of Department,

Computer Science Department,

Ahmadu Bello University,

Zaria

Phone: +234703 215 4610

Email: sahalu@abu.edu.ng


Professor A.A. Obiniyi

Computer Science Department,

Ahmadu Bello University,

Zaria

Phone: +234803 451 8843

Email: aaobiniyi@gmail.com


Mr. Remi Afon

President,

Cyber Security Experts Association of  Nigeria,

Phone:  +447551206087

Email: remi.afon@csean.org.ng


Dr. Ismaila Idris

Senior Lecturer,

Department of Cyber Security Science,

Federal University of Technology

Minna

Phone: +234703 588 0979

Email: ismi.idris@futminna.edu.ng

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