Dr Alex Akinbi

School of Computer Science and Mathematics

Dr Alex Akinbi is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Forensics and Cyber Security at Liverpool John Moores University. He has served for several years in academic positions and worked with leading industry players in Cyber Security. He has a long history of working in different areas of computer forensics and security as a security researcher, ethical hacker, security consultant and professional trainer.

He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and his teaching experience and research cover a comprehensive and practical understanding of Cyber Security issues and solutions. He has also served as a Lecturer in Cyber Security and Digital Forensics at the University of Salford, UK. Alex holds a PhD in Computer Security from Edge Hill University, a master’s degree in Information Security and I.T Management, and an Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) qualification.

Alex’s research interests include Mobile, IoT, Cloud Forensics and Security, Cyber Security and Vulnerability Research, Reverse Engineering and Exploit Development where he has contributed several journal articles, conference papers and book chapters.

Languages

English

Degrees

Edge Hill University, United Kingdom, PhD
Edge Hill University, United Kingdom, MSc Information Security and IT Management

Highlighted publications

Akinbi O, Forshaw M, Blinkhorn V. 2021. Contact tracing apps for the COVID-19 pandemic: a systematic literature review of challenges and future directions for neo-liberal societies Health Information Science and Systems, 9 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Akinbi A, Ojie E. 2021. Forensic analysis of open-source XMPP/Jabber multi-client instant messaging apps on Android smartphones SN Applied Sciences, 3 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Akinbi A, Ojie E. 2021. Forensic analysis of open-source XMPP multi-client social networking apps on iOS devices Forensic Science International: Digital Investigation, 36 :301122-301122 DOI

Akinbi A, Berry T. 2020. Forensic Investigation of Google Assistant SN Computer Science, 1 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Journal article

Dawson L, Akinbi A. 2021. Challenges and opportunities for wearable IoT forensics: TomTom Spark 3 as a case study Forensic Science International: Reports, :100198-100198 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Akinbi O, Forshaw M, Blinkhorn V. 2021. Contact tracing apps for the COVID-19 pandemic: a systematic literature review of challenges and future directions for neo-liberal societies Health Information Science and Systems, 9 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Akinbi A, Ojie E. 2021. Forensic analysis of open-source XMPP/Jabber multi-client instant messaging apps on Android smartphones SN Applied Sciences, 3 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Akinbi A, Ojie E. 2021. Forensic analysis of open-source XMPP multi-client social networking apps on iOS devices Forensic Science International: Digital Investigation, 36 :301122-301122 DOI

Akinbi A, Berry T. 2020. Forensic Investigation of Google Assistant SN Computer Science, 1 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Taylor DCPJ, Mwiki H, Dehghantanha A, Akibini A, Choo KKR, Hammoudeh M, Parizi R. 2019. Forensic investigation of cross platform massively multiplayer online games: Minecraft as a case study Science and Justice, 59 :337-348 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Akinbi A, Pereira E, Beaumont C. Evaluating Security Mechanisms Implemented on Windows Azure Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transaction, 3 :239-245 DOI

Akinbi A, Ojie E. Tracing or Tracking? A Preliminary Analysis of COVID-19 Outbreak Tracker Apps on Android and User Privacy (Preprint) DOI

Akinbi A, Forshaw M, Blinkhorn V. Contact tracing apps for COVID-19 pandemic: Challenges and potential DOI

Chapters

Alhawi O, Akinbi A, Deghantanha A. 2019. Evaluation and application of two fuzzing approaches for security testing of IoT applications Handbook of Big Data and IoT Security Springer 9783030105433 DOI Author Url

Baldwin J, Alhawi O, Shaughnessy S, Akinbi O, Dehghantanha A. 2018. Emerging from the Cloud: A Bibliometric Analysis of Cloud Forensics Studies Cyber Threat Intelligence :311-331 Springer 9783319739519 Author Url

Conference publication

Akinbi A, Pereira E. 2015. Mapping Security Requirements to Identify Critical Security Areas of Focus in PaaS Cloud Models 2015 IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology; Ubiquitous Computing and Communications; Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing; Pervasive Intelligence and Computing, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology; Ubiquitous Computing and Communications; Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing; Pervasive Intelligence and Computing (CIT/IUCC/DASC/PICOM) DOI

Akinbi A, Pereira E, Beaumont C. 2013. Evaluating security mechanisms implemented on public Platform-as-a-Service cloud environments case study: Windows Azure 8th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST-2013), 2013 8th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST) DOI

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