Additional Roles Associate Professor
Faculty Member Computer Networking & Cybersecurity 
Digital Forensics 
Division of Information Technology & Sciences 
Staff Member Leahy Center 
Education University of Banking and Financial Sciences, PhD; The Arab Academy for Banking and Financial Sciences, Bachelor of Science in Computer
Areas of Expertise
  • Digital Forensics & Incident Response
  • Adversary Simulation & Offensive Security
  • Malware Analysis
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Ali Hadi, an accomplished and experienced Senior Cybersecurity Specialist, possesses over 14 years of professional experience in Information Technology and Cybersecurity. Currently, he holds the position of Associate Professor and serves as the Computer and Digital Forensics Program Director at Champlain College in Vermont, USA. Ali is also the Research Director at the Leahy Center, where he leads all research activities. Additionally, he is the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Cyber 5W. Ali holds a PhD and MSc degree in Computer Information Systems, along with a BSc degree in Computer Science. Throughout his career, he has obtained more than 20 professional certifications, making him highly qualified in the field of cybersecurity. With expertise in digital forensics, incident response, adversary simulation, offensive security, and malware analysis, Ali is in high demand as a cybersecurity consultant. He is also recognized as an accomplished author, speaker, and freelance instructor, providing technical training to government agencies, private firms, and other organizations. Ali remains a prominent figure in the digital forensics community and is committed to advancing forensics education and research.

Distinctions & Awards

Hard to list everything here, but the last was an acknowledged by the National Computer Forensics Institute (NCFI) for the IoT Research we are working on at the Leahy Center.

Publications & Abstracts


Recommended Reading, Listening & Viewing

“Reflections on Trusting Trust,” Ken Thompson’s ACM Turing Award 1984

Curriculum Vitae


Favorite Quote

“Education never ends, Watson. It is a series of lessons, with the greatest for the last.”

—Sherlock Holmes

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