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My name is Mohd Fairuz Iskandar Othman. I am a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Information and Communication Technology, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM). I am currently attached to the Department of System and Computer Communication, and currently lead the Human Centered Computing - Information Systems Lab (HCC-ISL) Research Group.


I obtained my first degree - Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) from the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Systems, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and my masters degree - Masters in Internetworking from the Faculty of Information Technology, University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). I completed my PhD in Information Systems from Queensland University of Technology (QUT). The title of my PhD thesis is "Barriers to the Adoption of Formal IT Governance Practice - A Malaysian Study". This thesis was awarded the QUT Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award for 2016.

I currently serve as an Evernote Community Leader, sharing my knowledge on Evernote. I am  a certified Cisco Networking Academy Instructor at our Cisco Academy here in the Faculty of Information and Communication Technology, UTeM. I currently hold CompTIA CTT+, A+ and Security+ certifications. I am also a registered Professional Technologist under the Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT).

Research Interests

IT / IS Management and Governance

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IT / IS Security

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Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

PhD in Information Technology

2004 - 2005

University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)

Masters in Internetworking

1996 - 2001

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)

Phishing, IoT, NeuroIS, Raspberry pi

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Human Centered Computing - Information Systems Lab (HCC-ISL) Research group

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Subjects Taught (Diploma, Degree, Masters)

  1. Computer Programming - C++

  2. Computer Organisation and Architecture

  3. Operating Systems

  4. Data Communications and Networking

  5. Local Area Network

  6. Network Administration and Management

  7. Network Security Administration and Management

  8. Basic Cisco Networking

  9. Router and Routing Cisco

  10. Implementing and Administering Network Infrastructure

  11. Distributed Computing Systems

  12. Advanced Data Communication and Network

  13. Cyberlaw and Security Policy

Awards & Recognition

  1. UTM-Renong Scholarship Award 1995

  2. SLAB/KPT Scholarship Award

  3. 2016 QUT Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award

  4. UTeMEX 2017 Silver (principal researcher) – Enhanced DNS Tunneling Detection

  5. UTeMEX 2017 Silver (co-reseacher) – Integrasi Sistem Aduan & Maklumbalas

  6. UTeMEX 2017 Bronze (principal researcher) – Multilingual Alphabet and Number Learning Mobile Application for Kids

  7. UTeMEX 2017 Bronze (co-researcher) – Role-playing Computer Game to Improve Speech Ability of Down Syndrome Children

  8. 2017 UTeM Excellent Service Award

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