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Dr Suleiman Yerima

Job: Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Computer Science and Informatics

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 257 7836




Personal profile

Dr. Suleiman Yerima is a Senior Lecturer of Cyber Security in the School of Computer Science and Informatics, De Montfort University, Leicester, U.K. He received his Ph.D. degree in Mobile Computing and Communications in 2009, from the University of Glamorgan, U.K. (now University of South Wales). He obtained his MSc (with Distinction) in Personal, Mobile, and Satellite Communications from the University of Bradford U.K. in 2004 and his B.Eng. (First Class) degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria in 2000.

He was a member of the Mobile Computing Communications and Networking (MoCoNet) research group at the University of Glamorgan from 2005 to 2009. After completing his PhD, he joined the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, to work as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at the EPSRC/DST funded UK-India Advanced Technology Centre of excellence in Next Generation Networks, Systems and Services (IU-ATC) from 2010 to 2011. Afterwards, he worked as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, one of UK’s largest Academic Innovation and Knowledge Centre in Cyber Security, where he led the mobile security research theme from 2012 to 2017.

Dr. Yerima is a member of the IEEE, IAENG, and (ISC)2 professional societies. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). He was the recipient of the 2017 IET Information Security premium (best paper) award. His current research interests include malware analysis and detection, mobile security, transparent authentication, IoT security and intrusion detection systems.

Research group affiliations

Cyber Technology Institute (CTI)

Research interests/expertise

Malware analysis and detection

Intrusion detection systems

Transparent authentication

Mobile security

IoT security

Areas of teaching

Cyber Security

Digital Forensics


B.Eng, MSc, PhD

Courses taught

CTEC5807 - Malware Analysis, CTEC3754 -Malware Analysis, CTEC3423- Digital Investigations

Honours and awards

IET Information Security Premium (Best Paper) Award, 2017

Membership of professional associations and societies

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) [2004-date] The International Information System Security Certification Consortium, or (ISC)² [2014 -date]

Professional licences and certificates

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) - (ISC)²

Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) - EC-Council

Current research students

Basil Alothman (DMU) - First Supervisor

Mohammed K. Alzaylaee (QUB) - External/Second Supervisor

Sarah De'Ath (DMU) - First Supervisor

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