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  • MS in Information Security, National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan
  • BS in Electrical Telecom Engineering, National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan

About Me

  • Hometown: Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Field of Study:  Cybersecurity
  • PhD Advisor:  Aanjhan Ranganathan


Narmeen is a cyber enthusiast from Pakistan, currently pursuing a PhD in Cyber Security at Northeastern University, Boston, MA under the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship Program. She is also a recipient of DKG World Fellowship Award 2019. Narmeen received her bachelor’s degree in Electrical (Telecommunication) in 2013 and master’s degree in Information Security in 2016 from National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan with gold medal.

She started her professional career as Research Fellow/ Team Lead with a national R&D organization, and later served as Lecturer in the Department of Information Security, NUST, Pakistan for 3 years. During her service at NUST, she also held position of Coordinator for Pakistan’s first National Cyber Security Auditing and Evaluation Lab (NCSAEL-NUST).

Narmeen has acquired several international trainings in the domain of Information Security particularly Information Design Assurance Red Team (IDART) from Sandia National Laboratories, USA, and Cyber Executive Training from Monterrey Institute of International Studies, MIIS, USA.

What is your research about?

My research is focussed on the security of Internet of Things (IoT) particularly on devices operating on Zigbee and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) protocols. I’m exploring what sort of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is leaked when these devices communicate and how can these privacy leakages be prevented.

What are your career goals, going forward?

Teaching is my passion. I would therefore prefer academia/ research over industry.