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Mr. Atif Chowhan


Mr. Atif Chowhan
Professional Technical Lecturer
MSc- Computer Science, 2006.

Professional Technical Lecturer
BS- Computer Science, Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology, 2002.
MS- Computer Science (Specialization in Information Security), Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute Science and Technology, 2006.


Short Bio
Atif Chowhan is an accomplished Information security academician and consultant with 14+ years of versatile IT experience and expertise in corporate systems and network security architecture and management along with IT projects management, network and IT infrastructure design and implementation, custom ERP software development, and change management throughout the project life cycle in public and private sectors. He developed keen interest in information security since early stages of his career which derived him to pursuit Masters Degree with emphasis on information security and CISSP certification from (ISC)2. Understanding these responsibilities he has taken the role of security evangelist to spread the awareness about information security and its importance. He actively participates in all major security events regularly. Currently he works at Abu Dhabi Polytechnic Information Security Engineering Technology department where he mentors national Emirati youth.


Abu Dhabi Polytechnic – Mohammad Bin Zayed, 1st Floor staff room




Teaching Areas/Interests

  •  Information System Security.
  •  Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing.
  •  Network Security.


Research Interests

  •  SCADA Security


Professional Activities, Memberships, and Industrial Certifications

  •  Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), ISC2.
  •  ISO 27001 Information Security Management Systems Lead Auditor, IRCA
  •  Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), Offensive Security


Courses Taught for Fall 2017-2018

  •  NCS 317 Cloud & Infrastructure Security
  •  NCS 415 Homeland Security
  •  ICT 210 Introduction to Software Sec.
  •  NCS 412 Adv Pen Testing & Ethical Test.
  •  NCS 425 Wireless Network Security