Umar Iftikhar

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Phd In Computer Engineering From NED University Of Engineering & Technology, Karachi  (In Progress)
  • Master of Science (Computer Systems) from Sir Syed University Of Engineering & Technology, Karachi 

  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Specialization In Computer Systems) from Hamdard University, Karachi 

Research Publication

  • Paper title: Evaluating the Performance Parameters of Cryptographic Algorithms for IOT-based Devices, ETASR Engineering, Technology & Applied Science Research, Volume: 11  Issue: 6, December 2021, Page nos: 7867-7874

  • Paper title: Smart Vehicle Parking Management System using Image Processing , IJCSNS International Journal of Computer Science and Network Security, VOL.21 No.8, July 2021, Page nos: 161-166

  • Paper title: Access Management Using Knowledge Based Multi Factor Authentication In Information Security, IJCSNS International Journal of Computer Science and Network Security, VOL.21 No.7, July 2021, Page nos: 119-124

  • Paper title:  BOTNETs: A Network Security Issue, International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications (IJACSA) Volume 11 Issue 11, Nov 2020, Page nos: 425-431 

Other Responsibilities

  • Focal Person for the Post Graduate Diploma Program of Cyber Security offered by NED Academy.
  • Focal Person for the Post Graduate Diploma Program of Cyber Threat Intelligence and Privacy Protection offered by NED Academy.
  • Focal Person for the Post Graduate Diploma Program of Software Engineering offered by NED Academy.
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Professional Certifications

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate
  • Microsoft Certified Professional

Professional Experience

  • Associate Consultant, Technology Consulting & Risk Advisory

          A.F. FERGUSON & CO, A MEMBER FIRM OF PWC

          OCTOBER 2017 – June 2018

I have been involved in various engagements including Vulnerability Assessment, IT Controls and Security Review, Network Design & Security Configuration Review, IT Audits, Capacity Management, GAP Analysis of Policies and Procedures, IT advisory and Risk assurance assignments.

  • Consulting Associate, Technology Consulting & Risk Advisory

          A.F. FERGUSON & CO, A MEMBER FIRM OF PWC

         JANUARY 2017 – OCTOBER 2017

I have worked as full time IT auditor and consultant in Advisory Department. Performed several IT Audits of various national and international organizations. Reviewing, planning, designing and auditing of various types of network infrastructure.

 

  • SENIOR NETWORK ENGINEER

          E-ACCESS PVT. LTD.

          NOVEMBER 2014 - DECEMBER 2016

Install, support and maintain network infrastructure according to best banking practices, including routers, switches, VeriFone network access controllers (iNAC) and firewalls. Perform network security design and integration for the existing and new customers. Diagnose problems and solve issues, often under time constraints due to production network outage. Provide network and host based security, incident response, firewall and VPN management and administration.

Area Of Interest

  • Software Defined Networking
  • Information Security
  • Cyber Security
  • Routing And Switching