Prof. Dr. Daniyal Alghazzawi

King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Biography :

Daniyal Alghazzawi is a Professor in the Computing Information Systems Department and the Head of the Information Security Group at King Abdulaziz University. He received his BSc degree with honor in Computer Science from King Abdulaziz University in 1999. Then, he completed his MSc and PhD degrees in the field of Computer Science at the University of Kansas at the United States in 2007. He also received another MSc degree in Teaching and Leadership from University of Kansas in 2004 which helped him to develop his teaching and leadership skills. This helped him to obtain a certificate in Management International Leadership (LMI). Since 2007, he served as the Head of Department for five years, and then he served as a Vice Dean of Development of the Deanship of Information Technology for two years. In 2017, he became an Honorary Lecturer at School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, at University of Essex in UK.

Daniyal Alghazzawi organized number of domestic workshops and international conferences. He published more than 100 papers in international journals and conferences in the field of Smart e-Learning, Information Security, and Computational Intelligent. He is the Project Manager for two international collaborations in King Abdulaziz University, which are Smart Building with University of Essex and Multi-Agent Systems with University of Southampton. He served as a reviewer and an editor for international conferences, journals, workshops and contests.

Talk Title: .Smart Blockchain Model for IoT Security Challenges in Smart Cities


Smart cities are the nearest future for most countries around the world, which involve growth in the Internet of Things devices. They are 34.8 billion IoT devices are connected in 2018, and it is predicted to exceed 50.1 billion IoT devices by 2020. Based on Forrester’s analysis, number of IoT Security Challenges are illustrated, such as IoT Encryption, IoT Authentication, IoT PKI, IoT Security Analytics, IoT Network Security, and IoT API Security. The world has already faced one of the biggest security hijacked on more than 1 million IoT devices in October 2016 using Mirai Botnets. Therefore, a proposed model will be introduced to solve the most IoT Security Challenges using Blockchain and AI techniques.