DR Atif Ahmad

DR Atif Ahmad


  • Information Security Management



  • Dr Atif Ahmad CPP is interested in how organisations practice Information Security Management. Over the last fifteen years Dr Ahmad has developed innovative security practices in strategy, risk, culture, governance, training and policy. He is particularly interested in how organisations can protect their competitively sensitive knowledge from leakage and how they can effectively learn from past security incidents.   


Member of

  • American Society for Industrial Security. Certified Protection Professional 2001 -


Selected publications


Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • 2016-2018: Shanks, G; Ahmad, A; Maynard, S.B.; Baskerville, R; Crossan, M, "Enhancing information security management through organisational learning", ARC Discovery Program, $270K

    2015: B. Rubinstein, A. Ahmad, C. Leckie, A. Gygax, and T. Alpcan, ”Active Defence: A Novel Risk Management Approach to Network Infrastructure Protection”, University of Melbourne, $50K.

    2015: S. Maynard, A. Ahmad, C. Leckie, and G. Shanks, “Security Analytics: Enhancing Security Situation-Awareness using Big Data Analytics”, Centre for Business Analytics Grant, University of Melbourne, $20K.

    2015: R. Bosua, M. Richardson, A. Ahmad, K. Clark, and S. Maynard,”Protecting Individual Privacy: Do the Australian Privacy Principles work with the Internet of Things?”, Melbourne Networked Society Institute, University of Melbourne, $25K.   


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2007
  • BSc/BE, University of Melbourne 1997



Available for supervision

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