Professor Iqbal Gondal is the Director of Internet Commerce Security Lab (ICSL) at Federation University, Ballarat. ICSL conducts research in the application of advanced analytic techniques for cybersecurity and provides innovative cybersecurity solutions to the industry. He has received significant industry funding to support research in ICSL in the area of Intelligent Malware analysis, threat intelligence, fraud detection, cyber-attack triage, malware webinject detection, phishing attack identification and mitigation, CMM for cybersecurity capacity and blockchain.
Iqbal is a working member of University Governing Council and a member of the Engineering Advisory Committee at Federation University. Further, Iqbal serves as a Non-Executive Director at the Oceania Cyber Security Centre and University Engagement for the Defence Science Institute. He has been responsible for establishing collaborative partnerships between Federation University and Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) and the Australian Federal Police (AFP).
He is a Fellow of Institute of Engineers Australia, a member of IEEE (USA) and a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). Iqbal is also a member of the Advisory Board for the International Journal for Distributed Sensors networks and the Editor of Journal of Information Processing in Agriculture, China.
In the past, Iqbal served as a Director of the ICT strategy for the Faculty of IT at Monash university. He has also served in the capacity of Director of Postgraduate studies for six years, Member of the Faculty Board and Member of the Monash Academic Board . He has received commendation from Vice-Chancellor and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) for his excellent work during his time at Monash university.
Prior to joining Monash University, Iqbal worked in capacity of a Research Fellow and a senior Software Systems Engineer for seven years in Singapore and in Australia with Delphi (GM), Singapore Manufacturing Technology (SimTech) and other industries.
In the past Iqbal has provided technical analysis of the impacts of communication access legislation and developed cybersecurity engagement strategies. He has experience in network design and development, project management, system design and integration, SCADA, intelligent techniques, adaptive systems and wireless switches for financial services.
Iqbal has published over 194 refereed conferences and journal papers and has successfully supervised twenty-one PhD students. Some noteworthy journals: