Imperial College London

Dr Almuthanna Alageel

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Computing

Honorary Research Associate



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Dr. Almuthanna A. Alageel is an Honorary Research Associate at Imperial College London, where he obtained his PhD in cybersecurity (2018 ~ 2024) under the supervision of Dr. Sergio Maffeis. He received his MSc in computer science from the University of Colorado, Denver, USA (2012 - 2014). Before that, he obtained his BSc in computer engineering from King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA (2004 - 2009).

He joined KACST, Computer Research Institute (CRI)-Security Group, in 2009, then affiliated with The National Center for Artificial Intelligence (NCAI) in 2015 and The National Center for Cybersecurity (C4C) in 2016. He holds many professional certifications, including CISSP®, CISM®, CRISC®, CISA®, PMP®CEH® (ECC97749552680), TOGAF® 9 Foundation and Certified Levels, COBIT® 5 Foundation (GR692001049AA), and ITIL® 4 Foundation.  

His research interests include network security, system security, malware analysis, and adversarial machine learning.

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Selected Publications

Alageel, Almuthanna, and Sergio Maffeis. "EarlyCrow: Detecting APT Malware Command and Control Over HTTP(S) Using Contextual Summaries." In The 25th Information Security Conference (ISC 2022)


Alageel, Almuthanna, and Sergio Maffeis. "Hawk-Eye: Holistic Detection of APT Command and Control Domains." In The 36th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium On Applied Computing (SAC 2021) - Computer Security Track, pp. 1664-1673. 




Alageel A, Maffeis S, 2022, EARLYCROW: Detecting APT Malware Command and Control over HTTP(S) Using Contextual Summaries, 25th International Conference, ISC 2022, Springer International Publishing, Pages:290-316

Alageel A, Maffeis S, 2021, Hawk-Eye: holistic detection of APT command and control domains, SAC '21: The 36th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing, ACM, Pages:1664-1673

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