Dr. Zunera Jalil

Air University, Pakistan

Cyber Forensics and AI: Current & Future Challenges

Biography

Dr. Zunera Jalil is Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Cyber Security, Faculty of Computing & Artificial Intelligence, Air University, Islamabad. She is also engaged with National Cybercrimes and Forensics Lab, National Center for Cyber Security, Air University, Islamabad. Dr. Zunera has over 20 years of national as well as international academic experience as a Full-Time Faculty teaching courses in Cyber Security, Computing, and Software Engineering. She is FAST NU Alumni. She has contributed with over 50 research articles in international journals and conferences in last 15 years.

She is EC-Council’s Certified Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator. Dr. Zunera has delivered guest talks, conducted seminar and trainings at numerous national and international forums in past. She is Chief Trainer at National Cybercrimes and Forensics Lab and also involved in R&D of cyber security & digital forensics solutions using Artificial Intelligence. She is the editor of multiple renowned international journals in computing and cyber security domain.

Her research interests include but are not limited computer forensics & AI, computational intelligence for audio, video and log data processing, data privacy protection, information security management, digital forensics for cyber-physical systems, cyber-attacks detection using deep learning, and Digital Forensics as a Service.

Abstract

Artificial intelligence has created a huge impact in current digital world and has been shown to be able to create machines that exhibit intelligence comparable to or in some cases even better than human intelligence. AI has been used in medical applications, security applications, cloud computing, smart cities, web, and in many other domains. Emerging cybercrimes and increase in the number of crimes demand for swift and smart investigations. AI is helping to achieve cybersecurity by detecting anomalies, adapting security parameters based on ongoing cyber-attacks, and to combat cyber-adversaries. AI can also be used for cyber forensics and to find a smoking gun faster using AI algorithms. Using AI technology increases the chances of investigating cybercrimes more accurately and helps to solve a crime promptly with less expenses. AI can detect suspicious and criminal activities by sifting through unstructured data that investigators collect. AI can also predict occurrence of a crime beforehand. However, these benefits co-exist with some challenges. The integration of AI and Cyber Forensics can be fruitful addressing the upcoming challenges beforehand.