Mathew Nicho

Associate Professor
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  • 2015/16: Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA) leading to Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCert) from the School of Education, Robert Gordon University, Scotland, United Kingdom

  • 2005/06 – 2008/09: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Auckland, New Zealand; three years full time study, graduated in August 2009.

  • 2002/03 – 2003/04: Master of Information Systems, School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand; two years full time study.

  • User vulnerabilities in cyber security; network security and vulnerabilities; information security management using ISO 27001

  • Associate Professor: College of Technology Innovation, Zayed University, Dubai (August 2020 till date)

  • Asst. Professor: College of Technology Innovation, Zayed University, Dubai (August 2017 to 31 July 2020)

  • Research Lecturer (Grade 8): School of Computing and Digital Media, at Robert Gordon University (RGU), Aberdeen, Scotland (October 2014 – August 2017)

  • Assistant Professor and MSc Program Director,: College of Information Technology, University of Dubai, Dubai, UAE (February 2010 – August 2014)

  • Lecturer in IS: Auckland University of Technology (July 2005 to June 2007; July 2009 – January 2010)

Journals (Last Ten)

  • Nicho, M., and Alkateri, Maitha. (2021). Modelling Evasive Malware Authoring Techniques. In Proceedings of the 5th Cyber Security in Networking Conference, IEEE Explore.

  • Nicho, M. (2020). Modelling Serious Games for Enhancing End User Cyber Security Awareness. In IADIS International Journal on Computer Science and Information Systems – Volume 15, Issue 2, pp. 91-106. BEST PAPER AWARD in the conference with 14% paper acceptance rate:

  • Nicho, M. (2020). GAM-APT: A Serious Game Attribute Taxonomy for Advanced Persistent Threats. In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference Applied Computing 2020 (pp. 61-68).

  • Nicho, M., & Fakhry, H. (2019, October). Applying System Dynamics to Model Advanced Persistent Threats. In Proceedings of the 2019 International Communication Engineering and Cloud Computing Conference (pp. 29-33). ACM Library

  • Nicho, M., and McDermott, C. (2019). Identifying Technical Countermeasures of Advanced Persistent Threats, In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Applied Computing, Cagliari, 7 – 9 November, Italy.

  • Nicho, M., and McDermott, C. (2019). Dimensions of ‘Socio’ Vulnerabilities of Advanced Persistent Threats. In Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks (SoftCOM 2019), 19-21 Sept, Split, Croatia. [Scopus]

  • Nicho, M., and Muammar, S. (2019). Evaluating IT Governance Structure Implementation in the Gulf Cooperation Council Region. In Proceedings of the 2019 International Conference on Advanced Information Systems and Engineering, 23 – 25th August, Cairo, Egypt.

  • Muammar, S., & Nicho, M. (2019). IT Governance Practices in the Gulf Cooperation Council Region. International Journal of Information Technology Project Management (IJITPM), 10(4), 137-159. [Scopus Q3]

  • Khan, S. N., Nicho, M., Takruri, H., Maamar, Z., & Kamoun, F. (2019). Role assigning and taking in cloud computing. Human Systems Management, 38(1), 1-27.

  • Nicho, M., Fakhry, H., and Egbue, U. (2018). When Spear Phishers Craft Contextually Convincing Emails, Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Applied Computing, Budapest.

  • Exceptional Employee Award (2020): Awarded in 2020 for my achievements in Teaching, Research and Service

  • Exceptional Employee Award (2020): Awarded in 2020 for my achievements in Teaching, Research and Service

  • Deans Nomination for Exceptional Employee Award to the University (2019): For services rendered in 2018

  • Best Paper Award (2007): For the paper -COBIT as an Effective Measurement Framework for Measuring Information Systems at the third International IT Governance Conference: IT Risk - Strategic Measures for Performance, Value & Quality (13-15 November 2006, Auckland).

Interviewed multiple times by the media and have published the experts of the interviews. Thrice during 2013 in UAE and recently (2019) by a security magazine from UK – Published January 2020. See the link: https://issuu.com/securityadvisormiddleeast/docs/samiddleeast_20201215 in the email

  • SEC 520/620 Information Security Management

  • SEC 545/645 Advanced Penetration Testing

  • SEC 508 Linux Security