Dr Shareeful Islam

Course Leader

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

School:Computing and Information Science

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Cybersecurity and Networking

Research Supervision:Yes

Shareeful has depth knowledge in current leading edge relating to cyber security, risks management, threat modelling, incident handling, and various industry standards such as ISO31000, ISO 27001, ISO 22301, and NIST CSF which lead to CISSP. He successfully completed PRINCE 2 and Management of Risks (MoR) practitioner certifications and fellow of Higher Education Academy(HEA).



Dr Shareeful Islam is currently working at the School of Computing and Information Science, Anglia Ruskin University, UK. He was the visiting researcher at the National Institute of Informatics (NII), Japan and SBA research, Austria. His research interests lie in the areas of cyber security, risk management, requirement engineering and information systems. He has pioneered work in developing risk assessment and treatment methods using business and technical goals, modelling language for cyber security risk management. The works are implemented in various application domains including cloud migration, critical infrastructure, and healthcare sector cyber security. He has published more than 70 papers (h-index 26) and he has led and/or participated in projects funded by the European Union (FP7), Innovate UK, FwF, and DAAD. He has experience of acting as evaluator for national and international funding bodies including the EPSRC, FwF, and CHIST-ERA.

Spoken Languages

  • Bengali
  • Deutsch

Research interests

  • Cyber Security Risk Management
  • Threat Intelligence
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • AI enabled Cyber Security
  • Incident Response and Business Continuity
  • Information Security Audit and Assurance

Areas of research supervision

Accepting new PhD application, please contact me with related research topics.

Supervised to Timely completion: 8 PhDs and 2 MPhils

External PhD Examination: 3

  • Modelling And Reasoning About Trust Relationships In The Development Of Trustworthy Information Systems (DoS)
  • Human and Organisational Elements of Information Security Management in British Financial Institutions: a socio-technical approach(DoS)
  • A framework for Sustainability in Information System Audit(2nd Supervisor)
  • A sustainability-driven e-government maturity model from the perspectives of developing countries (DoS)
  • Cyber Security Threat Analysis for the Cyber Supply Chain Organizational Environment (DoS)
  • Cloud Security Audit and Transparency Framework For Building Enterprise Trust (DoS)
  • Analysis of access provisioning process in an Investment Bank with a view to construct an conceptual IAM model (2nd Supervisor)
  • An Integrated Cyber-Security Risk Management Framework for Critical Infrastructure Protection (DoS)
  • A Migration Framework for Electronic Healthcare Record System into Cloud Computing
  • A Framework for Forensics Enabled Cloud Investigation
Under Supervision
  • Cyber Insurability using Threat Prediction
  • Data-driven Threat Model for Cybersecurity Assurance


  • Course Leader M.Sc. Cyber Security
  • Computing Research Methodology
  • Security Management and Operation
  • Penetration Testing
  • Computer Security


  • Post Graduate Certificate Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCert), University of East London (UEL), UK (2011-12)
  • PhD (Software Development Risk Management Model-a goal-driven approach), Technische Universität München (TUM), Germany (2007-10)
  • MSc Information Communication System Security Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden (2004-05)
  • MSc (1st class, 1st position) Computer Science, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (1998-00)
  • BSc (Hons) Applied Physics & Electronics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (1994-97)

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, (Recognition Reference N0 50621)
  • Member, British Computer Society, No: 990453178
  • Guest editor, Security and Privacy in Cloud Computing Environment, Sensor, MDPI
  • Guest editor, Risks management software intensive system, Journal of system, MDPI
  • Editorial review board , International journal of Secure Software Engineering, IGI global
  • Reviewer, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council(EPSRC),2016,2018,2020,2021
  • Reviewer, UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships, Innovate UK,2021
  • Reviewer, Austrian Science Fund(FwF),2000
  • Reviewer , CHIST-ERA Call 2015 and 2016( User-Centric Security, Privacy and Trust in the IoT)

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • An Intelligence Vulnerability Management (i-VulMan) Platform(2022)
    Funding Agency: Cyber security academic start up accelerator programme year 6, Innovative UK
  • A Dynamic and Self-Organized Artificial Swarm Intelligence Solution for Security and Privacy
    Threats in Healthcare ICT Infrastructures (AI4HEALTHSEC) (H2020-EU.3.7.6 , 2020-2022)
  • An Intelligence Cyber Security Incident Handling(i-CSIH)(2021)
    Funding Agency: Cyber security academic start up accelerator programme year 5, Innovative UK
  • A secure intelligence IS using digital technologies and advanced data analytics (2018-2020)
    Funding Agency: Knowledge Transfer Project 010960, Innovative UK
  • DCloud(2014-2016):Decision Framework Model in Cloud Computing with Secure Business Austria, www.sba-research.org
    Funding Agency: FWF Austrian Science Fund

Selected recent publications

Total 79 publication (39 journals) with citation 2004 and h-index 26: scholar.google.com/citations?user=IAxS1lsAAAAJ&hl=en.

  • H. Kure , S. Islam, H. Mouratidis, An integrated cyber security risk management framework and risk predication for the critical infrastructure protection, Neural Computing and Applications,(impact Factor 4.6) doi.org/10.1007/s00521-022-06959-2, 2022
  • H. Kure , S. Islam, M. Ghazanfar, A. Raza, M.Pasha, Asset Criticality and Risk Prediction for an Effective Cyber Security Risk Management of Cyber Physical System, Neural Computing and Applications, (Impact factor 4.627), Springer, 2021
  • A.Yeboah-Ofori, , S. Islam, S.W. Lee, Z. Sahamzaman, K. Muhammad, M. Altaf, M. Al-Rakhami Cyber Threat Predictive Analytics for Improving Cyber Supply Chain Security, IEEE Access, 2021 (Impact factor 3.74)
  • UM Ismail, S Islam , A unified framework for cloud security transparency and audit, Journal of Information Security and Applications, Elsevier, Volume 54, October 2020. (Impact factor 2.327)
  • M. Uddin, S. Islam, A dynamic access control model using authorising workflow and task-role based access control, IEEE Access, 2019 (Impact factor 3.74)
  • H. I. Kure, S. Islam, Cyber threat intelligence for improving cybersecurity and risk management in the critical infrastructure organisation, Journal of Universal Computer Science (J.UC Special Issue on Cyberattack Detection and Response. 2019 (Impact factor 0.91)
  • H. I. Kure, S. Islam, M.A. Razzaque, An Integrated Cyber Security Risk Management Approach for a Cyber-Physical System, SI: Security and Privacy for Cyber Physical Systems, Journal of Applied Science, 2018, 8(6), (Impact factor 1.67)
  • P. R. Joshi, S. Islam, E-Government Maturity Model for Sustainable E-Government Services from the Perspective of Developing Countries, Special Issue Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) for Sustainability) Sustainability 2018, 10(6), (impact factor 1.789)
  • S.Islam, M . Ouedraogo , C. Kalloniatis, H. Mouratidis, S. Gritzalis, Assurance of Security and Privacy Requirements for Cloud Deployment Model, SI: security and privacy protection on cloud, IEEE transaction on cloud computing, Vol 6, Issue 2, 2018(impact factor 7.92)

Recent presentations and conferences

  • Evidence based Cyber Security Risk Management for the Healthcare Eco System, Cyber Security in Healthcare 2021, Institute of Government and Public Policy (IGPP), https://igpp.org.uk/event/Cyber-Security-in-Healthcare-2021, 23/09/2021
  • Cyber Security -Do we really need to care, 4 August, 2019, Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST), Bangladesh