Hamdan, Basil
Associate Professor - CyberSecurity
CS 624
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Last Updated: 3/25/19 -


Dr. Basil Hamdan is an Associate Professor of Cybersecurity at the College of Technology & Computing, Utah Valley University (UVU). Prior to joining UVU, Dr. Hamdan held academic positions at Virginia State University, Miami University, and Virginia Commonwealth University where he taught cybersecurity, digital forensics, and information systems courses.

Dr. Hamdan’s teaching and research interests include: information security and assurance, information security risk management and measurement, information systems control and audit, and digital forensics and e-discovery. Over the years, Dr. Hamdan has authored several research papers which he presented at regional, national, and international conferences and symposiums including three of the most prestigious conferences in Information Systems, namely ICIS, AMCIS, and SAIS. He is a member of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) and is a frequent reviewer for academic journals and conferences; especially in the area of information security and assurance.

Courses Taught

Utah Valley University (Spring 2015 – Present)

  • Web Applications Security
  • Principles of Cyber Security
  • Information Security Fundamentals
  • Data Security Analytics
  • Digital Forensics Investigations
  • Case Studies in Cyber Security (Graduate Course)
  • Cybersecurity Management (Graduate Course)
  • Law/Ethics/Privacy in Cybersecurity (Graduate Course)
  • Mobile and Web Applications Security (Graduate Course)
  • Reverse Engineering and Malware Analysis (Graduate Course)
  • Systems Analysis and Design

 Virginia State University (Fall 2012 – Fall 2014)

  • Introduction to Information Security & Assurance
  • Advanced Information Security and Assurance
  • Information Technology Security and Forensics
  • Managing Organizational IT Security Risks
  • Management Information Systems
  • Microcomputer Concepts

 Miami University (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012)

  • Information Technology & the Intelligent Enterprise

 Virginia Commonwealth University (Fall 2006 – Spring 2011)

  • Business Information Systems
  • Computer Hardware and Software
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Introduction to E-Business Technologies