July was a busy month for Dr Abrar Ullah of the Business Information Systems Support Unit as he attended a training course followed by an overseas conference.
The five day Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) course covers a variety of information security topics and the examination is based on what (ISC)² terms the Common Body of Knowledge (or CBK). The CISSP CBK establishes a common framework of information security terms and principles that allow information security professionals worldwide to discuss, debate and resolve matters pertaining to the profession with a common understanding. The CISSP curriculum includes risk management, asset security, and software development security.
Abrar said, "I very much enjoyed the course and found it hugely beneficial. It covers eight security domains and is therefore comprehensive and helpful to understand the key areas on information security".
Following successful completion of the course, Abrar travelled to Niagara, Canada, to present his paper entitled 'Multi-Factor Authentication Method for Security of Online Examinations' at the SGIoT conference. The event was organised by the European Alliance for Innovation, a not for profit organisation and professional community established in cooperation with the European Commission to empower global research and innovation, and to promote cooperation between European and International ICT communities.
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