Dr Arash Shaghaghi
Senior Lecturer

Dr Arash Shaghaghi

Education:

  • PhD - Computer Science and Engineering, UNSW Sydney, Australia.
  • MSc - Information Security, University College London (UCL), UK.
  • BSc -  Heriot-Watt University, UK.

Certifications:

  • Graduate Certificate of Higher Education (Learning and Teaching), Deakin University, Australia, 2021.
  • Data: Law, Policy, and Regulation, London School of Economics (LSE), UK, 2021.
  • Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme, The University of Oxford, UK, 2018.
  • Introduction to Qualitative Research, Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Incorporated (ACSPRI), Australia, 2022.
Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering

Arash Shaghaghi is a Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security at the School of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) of UNSW Sydney. He is a member of the Information Security and Privacy Group (IsPri) at CSE and the UNSW Institute for Cyber Security (IFCYBER). Arash has previously been affiliated with RMIT University, Deakin University, Data61 CSIRO, The University of Melbourne, and The University of Texas at Dallas. Arash completed his PhD at UNSW Sydney in Computer Science and Engineering, MSc in Information Security at University College London (UCL) and BSc at Heriot-Watt University. 

Arash is an award-winning educator with multiple awards and recognitions for leading the development and delivery of hands-on cybersecurity courses and programs. He holds the Graduate Certificate of Higher Education (Learning and Teaching) from Deakin University. As a researcher, he has received funding in excess of $550,000 AUD for his cyber security research, including from the Australian Government and Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (CSCRC). Arash has received awards and appraisals for his research performance including university recognitions and best paper awards, and his research findings have been covered by media outlets such as the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). Arash currently serves as the Associate Editor for the Journal of Ad Hoc Networks.

Location
School of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Level 4, Building K17, UNSW SYDNEY 2052.
  • Book Chapters | 2022
    Rivera A CA; Shaghaghi A; Nguyen DD; Kanhere SS, 2022, 'Is This IoT Device Likely to Be Secure? Risk Score Prediction for IoT Devices Using Gradient Boosting Machines', in Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, Springer International Publishing, pp. 115 - 127, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-94822-1_7
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Shaghaghi A; Kaafar MA; Buyya R; Jha S, 2019, 'Software-Defined Network (SDN) data plane security: Issues, solutions, and future directions', in Handbook of Computer Networks and Cyber Security: Principles and Paradigms, pp. 341 - 387, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-22277-2_14
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Desmedt Y; Shaghaghi A, 2018, 'Function-based access control (FBAC): Towards preventing insider threats in organizations', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), Springer International Publishing, pp. 143 - 165, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-04834-1_8
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Gill SS; Xu M; Ottaviani C; Patros P; Bahsoon R; Shaghaghi A; Golec M; Stankovski V; Wu H; Abraham A; Singh M; Mehta H; Ghosh SK; Baker T; Parlikad AK; Lutfiyya H; Kanhere SS; Sakellariou R; Dustdar S; Rana O; Brandic I; Uhlig S, 2022, 'AI for next generation computing: Emerging trends and future directions', Internet of Things (Netherlands), vol. 19, pp. 100514 - 100514, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.iot.2022.100514
    Journal articles | 2022
    Maroof U; Shaghaghi A; Michelin R; Jha S, 2022, 'iRECOVer: Patch your IoT on-the-fly', Future Generation Computer Systems, vol. 132, pp. 178 - 193, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.future.2022.02.014
    Journal articles | 2022
    Syed NF; Shah SW; Shaghaghi A; Anwar A; Baig Z; Doss R, 2022, 'Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA): A Comprehensive Survey', IEEE Access, pp. 1 - 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/access.2022.3174679
    Journal articles | 2021
    Shah SW; Syed NF; Shaghaghi A; Anwar A; Baig Z; Doss R, 2021, 'LCDA: Lightweight Continuous Device-to-Device Authentication for a Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA)', Computers and Security, vol. 108, pp. 102351 - 102351, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cose.2021.102351
    Journal articles | 2021
    Stephens B; Shaghaghi A; Doss R; Kanhere SS, 2021, 'Detecting Internet of Things Bots: A Comparative Study', IEEE Access, vol. 9, pp. 160391 - 160401, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3130714
    Journal articles | 2020
    Ali Shah SW; Shaghaghi A; Kanhere SS; Zhang J; Anwar A; Doss R, 2020, 'Echo-id: Smart user identification leveraging inaudible sound signals', IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 194508 - 194522, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3031899
    Journal articles | 2020
    Gill SS; Shaghaghi A, 2020, 'Security-aware autonomic allocation of cloud resources: A model, research trends, and future directions', Journal of Organizational and End User Computing, vol. 32, pp. 15 - 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/JOEUC.2020070102
  • Preprints | 2022
    Gill SS; Xu M; Ottaviani C; Patros P; Bahsoon R; Shaghaghi A; Golec M; Stankovski V; Wu H; Abraham A; Singh M; Mehta H; Ghosh SK; Baker T; Parlikad AK; Lutfiyya H; Kanhere SS; Sakellariou R; Dustdar S; Rana O; Brandic I; Uhlig S, 2022, AI for Next Generation Computing: Emerging Trends and Future Directions
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Abaid Z; Shaghaghi A; Gunawardena R; Seneviratne S; Seneviratne A; Jha S, 2021, 'Health access broker: Secure, patient-controlled management of personal health records in the cloud', in Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, pp. 111 - 121, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-57805-3_11
    Preprints | 2021
    Alvarez CAR; Shaghaghi A; Nguyen DD; Kanhere SS, 2021, Is this IoT Device Likely to be Secure? Risk Score Prediction for IoT Devices Using Gradient Boosting Machines
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Kamenski D; Shaghaghi A; Warren M; Kanhere SS, 2021, 'Attacking with bitcoin: Using bitcoin to build resilient botnet armies', in Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, pp. 3 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-57805-3_1
    Preprints | 2020
    Abaid Z; Shaghaghi A; Gunawardena R; Seneviratne S; Seneviratne A; Jha S, 2020, Health Access Broker: Secure, Patient-Controlled Management of Personal Health Records in the Cloud
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Jha S; Zhou J; Michelin R; Ahmed N; Shaghaghi A, 2020, 'Massage from the chairs', in Proceedings - 2020 Workshop on Emerging Technologies for Security in IoT, ETSecIoT 2020, pp. VI, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ETSecIoT50046.2020.00011
    Preprints | 2020
    Kamenski D; Shaghaghi A; Warren M; Kanhere SS, 2020, Attacking with bitcoin: Using Bitcoin to Build Resilient Botnet Armies
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Puggioni E; Shaghaghi A; Doss R; Kanhere SS, 2020, 'Towards Decentralized IoT Updates Delivery Leveraging Blockchain and Zero-Knowledge Proofs', in 2020 IEEE 19th International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications, NCA 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/NCA51143.2020.9306689
    Preprints | 2020
    Puggioni E; Shaghaghi A; Doss R; Kanhere SS, 2020, Towards Decentralized IoT Updates Delivery Leveraging Blockchain and Zero-Knowledge Proofs
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Rivera A CA; Shaghaghi A; Kanhere SS, 2020, 'Towards a Distributed Defence Mechanism against IoT-based Bots', in Proceedings - Conference on Local Computer Networks, LCN, pp. 449 - 452, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LCN48667.2020.9314830
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Shah SW; Syed NF; Shaghaghi A; Anwar A; Baig Z; Doss R, 2020, 'Towards a lightweight continuous authentication protocol for device-to-device communication', in Proceedings - 2020 IEEE 19th International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications, TrustCom 2020, IEEE, pp. 1119 - 1126, presented at 2020 IEEE 19th International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (TrustCom), 29 December 2020 - 01 January 2021, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TrustCom50675.2020.00148
    Preprints | 2020
    Shah SW; Syed NF; Shaghaghi A; Anwar A; Baig Z; Doss R, 2020, Towards a Lightweight Continuous Authentication Protocol for Device-to-Device Communication
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Maroof U; Shaghaghi A; Jha S, 2019, 'PLAR: Towards a Pluggable Software Architecture for Securing IoT Devices', in IoT S and P 2019 - Proceedings of the 2nd International ACM Workshop on Security and Privacy for the Internet-of-Things, ACM Press, pp. 50 - 56, presented at the 2nd International ACM Workshop, 15 November 2019 - 15 November 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3338507.3358619
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Shaghaghi A; Kanhere SS; Kaafar MA; Bertino E; Jha S, 2019, 'Gargoyle: A Network-based Insider Attack Resilient Framework for Organizations', in Proceedings - Conference on Local Computer Networks, LCN, pp. 553 - 561, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LCN.2018.8638245
    Preprints | 2018
    Shaghaghi A; Kaafar MA; Buyya R; Jha S, 2018, Software-Defined Network (SDN) Data Plane Security: Issues, Solutions and Future Directions
    Preprints | 2018
    Shaghaghi A; Kanhere SS; Kaafar MA; Bertino E; Jha S, 2018, Gargoyle: A Network-based Insider Attack Resilient Framework for Organizations
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Shaghaghi A; Kanhere SS; Kaafar MA; Jha S, 2018, 'Gwardar: Towards protecting a software-defined network from malicious network operating systems', in NCA 2018 - 2018 IEEE 17th International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications, IEEE, Cambridge, MA, USA, presented at The 17th IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications (NCA 2018), Cambridge, MA, USA, 01 November 2018 - 03 November 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/NCA.2018.8548074
    Preprints | 2018
    Shaghaghi A; Kanhere SS; Kaafar MA; Jha S, 2018, Gwardar: Towards Protecting a Software-Defined Network from Malicious Network Operating Systems
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Shaghaghi A; Kaafar MA; Jha S, 2017, 'WedgeTail: An intrusion prevention system for the data plane of software defined networks', in ASIA CCS 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Asia Conference on Computer and Communications Security, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, pp. 849 - 861, presented at 2017 ACM on Asia Conference on Computer and Communications Security, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 02 April 2017 - 06 April 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3052973.3053039
    Preprints | 2017
    Shaghaghi A; Kaafar MA; Jha S, 2017, WedgeTail: An Intrusion Prevention System for the Data Plane of Software Defined Networks
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Shaghaghi A; Kaafar MA; Scott-Hayward S; Kanhere SS; Jha S, 2017, 'Towards Policy Enforcement Point as a Service (PEPS)', in 2016 IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks, NFV-SDN 2016, pp. 50 - 55, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/NFV-SDN.2016.7919475
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Desmedt Y; Shaghaghi A, 2016, 'Function-based access control (FBAC): From access control Matrix to access control tensor', in MIST 2016 - Proceedings of the International Workshop on Managing Insider Security Threats, co-located with CCS 2016, pp. 89 - 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2995959.2995974
    Preprints | 2016
    Shaghaghi A; Ali M; Kaafar ; Scott-Hayward S; Kanhere SS; Jha S, 2016, Towards Policy Enforcement Point as a Service (PEPS)
    Conference Abstracts | 2014
    Shaghaghi A; Hong J; Jha S, 2014, 'An SDN-based framework for detection of illegal rebroadcasting of channels in P2PTV', in VideoNEXT 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 Workshop on Design, Quality and Deployment of Adaptive Video Streaming, pp. 47 - 49, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2676652.2683465

2018 - now:

  • Deakin University, School of Information Technology Award - Excellence in Early Career Research Performance, 2020.
  • Best Demo Award, The 45th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN) [Core A-ranked], 2020.
  • Deakin University, School of Information Technology Award - Excellence in Teaching & Unit Development, 2020.
  • Deakin University, School of Information Technology Award - Successfully Embedding Industry Certifications within Cyber Security Units, 2020.
  • Deakin University, School of Information Technology Award - Excellence in International Student Engagement, 2020.
  • Deakin University, School of Information Technology - Teaching & Learning Award: Outstanding Industry Capstone Supervisor, 2019.
  • The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), UNSW ARC Research Student Award, 2018