Prof. Asaf Shabtai

Dr Asaf Shabtai is a senior lecturer (Assistant Prof.) at the Department of Software and Information Systems Engineering at Ben-Gurion University. Asaf is a recognized expert in information systems security and has led several large-scale projects and researches in this field. His main areas of interest are computer and network security,  machine learning, cyber intelligence, security awareness, security of IoT and smart mobile devices, social network analysis, and security of avionic and operational technologies (OT) systems. Asaf holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science (1998); B.Sc. in Information Systems Engineering (1998); a M.Sc. in Information Systems Engineering (2003) and a Ph.D. in Information Systems Engineering (2011) all from Ben-Gurion University. Since 2005, Asaf has been a principle investigator and project manager of various research projects funded by Deutsche Telekom AG, (Telekom Innovation Laboratories @ BGU), Israeli Ministry of Defense, Israeli Ministry of Trade and Commerce, and several leading cyber security companies. Asaf has published over 70 refereed papers in leading peer-reviewed journals and conferences. In addition, he has co-authored a book on information leakage detection and prevention. Asaf also received the Toronto Award for young scientists in 2017.