Dr. Shahrzad Zargari

I am a passionate, active advocate of Digital Forensics & Cyber Security. Having built a large and effective network of contacts I have enriched the teaching of Digital Forensics at Sheffield Hallam University ensuring that what is taught delivers to our students excellent experiences and life opportunities. The collaborations I have built up have facilitated our work with Regional Police Forces, Industry, Academia, Government and Professional Bodies.

My background (and previous study paths) in Data Mining & Applied Statistics were sound building blocks for my expansion into the Cyber Security subject domain. My academic and industry qualifications include:

• 15 years of work experience in the IT sector
• A PhD in Applied Statistics
• Industry certification with mainstream forensics tools (including Cellebrite mobile phone forensics)
• An MSc in Forensic Computing & Security
• A BSc(Hons) in Statistics
• A PgCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (now a Senior Fellow in HEA)
• Attendance of recognised SANS training courses
My professional skills include:
• Statistical Analysis
• Mathematical Modelling
• Data Mining
• Enterprise Management
• Disaster recovery, Business Continuity management & Contingency Planning
• Cyber & Network Security
• Digital Forensics (including mobile forensics)
• Intrusion Detection & Incident Response
• Ethical Hacking
• Expert Witness testimony