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Associate Professor at the School of Computing and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne

Atif is an Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne’s School of Computing & Information Systems where he serves as Deputy Director of the Academic Centre of Cyber Security Excellence. Atif leads a unique team of Cybersecurity Management researchers drawn from information systems, business administration, security intelligence, and information warfare. He has authored over 100 scholarly articles in cybersecurity management and received over AUD$5M in grant funding. Atif is an Associate Editor for the leading IT security journal, Computers & Security. He has previously served as a cybersecurity consultant for WorleyParsons, Pinkerton and SinclairKnightMerz. Atif is a Certified Protection Professional with the American Society for Industrial Security. For more information, please visit


  • –present
    Lecturer in Computing and Information Systems, University of Melbourne


  • 2007 
    University of Melbourne, Information Systems