Gurdip Kaur and Arash Habibi Lashkari

***Dr. Gurdip Kaur is a Risk Advisory Consultant at Deloitte Canada. She is a CompTIA certified CyberSecurity Analyst (CySA+) experienced in detecting and analyzing malicious network traffic. She is the author of the book titled “Understanding Cybersecurity Management in FinTech” published by Springer in 2021. She has also contributed to the “Understanding Android Malware Families (UAMF)” series to the IT World Canada this year. She has published several book chapters and research papers with reputed journals. She has contributed to three public cybersecurity datasets generated at the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity, University of New Brunswick. She was awarded two gold medals in Bachelor of Technology and a silver medal for the research project on high interaction honeypots. Her research project on malware reverse engineering was selected among top 10 projects in the National Student Project Contest in 2015. She is strongly inclined towards cybersecurity, malware analysis, vulnerability management, incident reporting, and SIEM solutions. ***Dr. Arash Habibi Lashkari is an Associate Professor in Cybersecurity at York University and a senior member of the IEEE. Prior to this, he was an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Computer Science, University of New Brunswick (UNB), and research coordinator of the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC). He has over 23 years of academic and industry experience. He has received 15 awards at international computer security competitions - including three gold awards - and was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 150 Researchers for 2017. He also is the author of ten published books and more than 100 academic articles on a variety of cybersecurity-related topics. In 2020, he was recognized with the prestigious Teaching Innovation Award for his personally-created teaching methodology, the Think-Que-Cussion Method. He is the author of 12 published books and more than 100 academic papers on various cybersecurity-related topics. He is the founder of the Understanding Cybersecurity Series (UCS), an ongoing research and development project culminating with a varied collection of online articles and blogs, published books, open-source packages, and datasets tailored for researchers and readers at all levels. His first two books in this series are entitled "Understanding Cybersecurity Management in FinTech - Challenges, Strategies, and Trends" and "Understanding Cybersecurity Law and Digital Privacy - A Common Law Perspective," published by Springer in 2021. The first online blog series of UCS entitled "Understanding Canadian Cybersecurity Laws", was recognized with a Gold Medal at the 2020 Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPA). His research focuses on cyber threat modeling and detection, malware analysis, big data security, internet traffic analysis, and cybersecurity dataset generation.

Articles by Gurdip Kaur and Arash Habibi Lashkari

Understanding cybersecurity management for FinTech: cybersecurity policy and strategy management (Article 6)

This article provides a comprehensive introduction to various cybersecurity policies and strategies used to protect FinTech institutions from belligerent cyber-attacks.

Understanding cybersecurity management for FinTech: security issues on financial market infrastructures (Article 5)

Article five of the series introduces the concept of financial market infrastructures and several types of FMIs.

Understanding cybersecurity management for FinTech: cybersecurity vulnerabilities and risk in FinTech (Article 4)

The fourth article in this series investigates cybersecurity vulnerabilities and risks in FinTech, and brings forward some common cybersecurity vulnerabilities that were exploited in the past.

Understanding cybersecurity management for FinTech: cybersecurity threats in FinTech (Article 3)

The third article in this series uncovers various cybersecurity threats in FinTech and provides deep insights into categories and actors causing those threats. It also introduces the threat modelling approaches used by financial institutions to mitigate the countermeasures of these threats.

Understanding cybersecurity management for FinTech : information security governance in FinTech (Article 2)

The second article in this series uncovers information security governance in FinTech, and provides deep insights into its characteristics, principles of good governance, and an integrated security governance framework.

Understanding cybersecurity management for FinTech: introduction to FinTech and the importance of security objects (Article 1)

The first article in this 6 part series introduces the fundamentals of FinTech and its importance in the contemporary banking system.

Understanding Android Malware Families: file infector and potentially unwanted applications (Article 6)

This article is the last in the UAMF series to understand Android malware families, uncovering prominent file infector and PUA families.

Understanding Android Malware Families: Adware and Backdoor (Article 5)

This article uncovers prominent adware and backdoor families and introduces some preventive measures to protect the device from adware and backdoor families.

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