Omar, Marwan

Title: Assistant Professor

Department: Computer Science and CIS

Phone: 352-588-7410

Email: marwan.omar@saintleo.edu

Education:

  • Bachelor of Computer Science, Mosul University, Iraq
  • Master of Information Technology, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Doctorate of Digital Systems Security. Colorado Technical University. Colorado

Biography:

Dr. Marwan Omar holds a Masters of Information Systems and Technology degree from the University of Phoenix, 2009 and a Doctorate Degree in Digital Systems Security from Colorado Technical University, 2012. Dr. Omar has been working in Academia for four years; his most recent academic position was an Adjunct Faculty, ITT-Technical Institute-Houston, Texas. Dr. Omar recently co-edited and published a book with IGI-Global titled “New Threats and Countermeasures in Digital Crime and Cyber Security”. 2015

Community Affiliation:

  • IEEE
  • CTU Alumni Association
  • University of Phoenix Alumni Association
  • IAENG

Teaching Interests:

Database Development, Client-Server Networking, Networking and the Internet, Information Assurance, Introductory Computer Science Courses.

Professional Interests:

Smartphone Security, Cyber Security and Information Assurance, Cloud Computing Security and Privacy, Digital Forensics.

Publications:

Research Books

[1] Dawson, M., & Omar, M. (2015) “Handbook of Research on New Threats and Countermeasures in Digital Crime and Cyber Terrorism”. (Advances in Information Security, Privacy and Ethics Book Series) (pp.1-305) Hershy, PA: IGI global Publishing.

[2] Dawson, M. Eltayeb, M. & Omar, M. (2016) “Security Solutions for Hyper connectivity and the Internet of Things”. (Advances in Information Security, Privacy and Ethics Book Series) (pp.1-305) Hershy, PA: IGI global Publishing. In progress.

Peer Reviewed Book Chapters & Encyclopedia Series

[1] Dawson, M., Wright, J., Omar, M., & Leonard, B. (2015) Mobile Devices: The Case for Security Hardened Systems. Handbook of Research on New Threats and Countermeasures in Digital Crime and Cyber Terrorism. (Advances in Information Security, Privacy and Ethics Book Series) (pp.1-305) Hershy, PA: IGI global Publishing.

[2] Omar, M., (2015) “Insider Threats”. Handbook of Research on New Threats and Countermeasures in Digital Crime and Cyber Terrorism. (Advances in Information Security, Privacy and Ethics Book Series) (pp.1-305) Hershy, PA: IGI global Publishing.

[3] Dawson, M., Marwan, O., & Abramson, J. (2014) Understanding the Methods Behind Cyber Terrorism. Encyclopedia of Information Science& Technology 3rd Edition. – accepted for publication and forthcoming.

[4] Dawson, M., Omar, M., Abramson, J., & Bessette, D. (2014). The Future of National and International Security on the Internet. Information Security in Diverse Computing Environments. –IGI- global publishing 2014.

[5] Omar, M. (2015). “Cloud Computing Security: Abuse and Nefarious Use of Cloud Computing”. Handbook of Research on Security Considerations in Cloud Computing. Accepted for publication by IGI-Global publishing 2015.

Referred Journal Article Publications

[db] denotes double blind

[1] Wright, J., Dawson, M., Omar, M.” (2012) Cyber security and Mobile Threats: The Need for Antivirus Applications for Smart Phones”. Journal of Information Systems Technology & Planning (JISTP), Volume 5, Issue 14 (Fall 2012).

Conference Proceedings

[db] denotes double blind [a] denotes abstract

[1] Auday Fawzi, Omar, M. (2011) “New Insights to database security: an effective and integrated approach to applying access control mechanisms and cryptographic concepts in Microsoft Access Environments.”. 3rd 2011 International Conference on Computer Technology and Development 2011 (ICCTD 2001, Chengdu, China. P 543-549.

[2] Omar, M., Dawson, M., & Stevens, S. (2011) “Securing the Mobile Device: Defending Android Based Smart Phones Against Emerging Malware Attacks”– IHART, 15, 158-162.

[3] Omar, M., Dawson, M. (2013). “Research in Progress- Defending Android Smartphones from Malware Attacks”. Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Advanced Computing and Communication Technologies. India 2013.

[4] Dawson, M., Al-Saeed, I., Wright, J., Omar, M. (2013) “Technology Enhanced Learning with Open Source Software for Scientists and Engineers”. 7Th International Conference on Technology, Education, and Development (INTED13), Valencia, Spain, March 2013.

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