Dr. Saad Zafar

Dr. Saad Zafar is currently working as Director Riphah Institute of Systems Engineering (RISE) and Dean Faculty of Computing at Riphah International University (RIU), Islamabad, Pakistan. He has been affiliated with the field of Information Technology for more than twenty years. His area of specialization is Information Security.

At Riphah he is leading a Secure and Dependable Systems research group. He has been teaching Information Security Management, Security Engineering and Application security, both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has been Director of Information Technology at Riphah International University and has provided Information Technology consultancy to a number of organizations. Dr. Zafar started his career working as a Software Engineer at Phoenix Technologies and Polysar Incorporated in the USA. Since then he has been involved in many projects related to software acquisition, development and implementation as software engineer, project manager and chief information officer.

He has received his PhD from Griffith University, Australia. His research is in the area of Information Security. He was affiliated with the Dependable Complex Computer-based System (DCCS) research group which was funded by the Australian Research Council. He was also associated with the Software Quality Institute and the Institute of Integrated and Intelligent Systems at Griffith University. He has received Masters in Software Engineering from Griffith University, Australia. He was awarded Academic Excellence Award for his educational performance at the Griffith University.

Dr. Zafar is a Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) and a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM). He is trained as ISO27001 Lead Auditor from SGS, UK, and ISO27001 Lead Implementer from Business Beam, Pakistan.

He leads Information Security Audit team at RIU. Dr. Zafar has professional memberships with ISACA®, IEEE, and IEEE Computer Society. He is also member of Pakistan Information Security Association.

  • Company:Riphah Institute of Systems Engineering (RISE)
  • Short Bio:Director
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