Dr. Muktar Bello

Cybersecurity Researcher, University of Salford

Muktar Bello specializes in Terrorism Investigation, Digital Forensics, Cyber Security, Network Infrastructure Design and Cybercrime Investigation. Currently, he is a Lecturer with the University of Salford, Manchester teaching undergraduates and post-graduates on digital business, IT and Cybersecurity. He was the Head of Quality Control and Assurance (QCA) Unit of the Forensics Department at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Dr. Bello is a certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor and ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor. He is a Subject Matter Expert on Cybersecurity and Forensics with Knowtified. Also, he is a visiting lecturer at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) teaching students of the BSc Cyber-security programme.

He is also an Expert Forensics Consultant for the UNODC in the implementation of the EU-Nigeria-UNODC-CTED Partnership Project in assisting Nigeria to strengthen rule of law-based criminal justice responses to terrorism and violent extremism. He has successfully conducted investigations as an Analyst, Investigator and Expert Witness with various stakeholders.

He has a PhD in Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Investigation from the University of Salford, UK. He holds a Master’s degree in Forensic Computing from Coventry University, UK. Dr. Bello is a professional member of the British Computer Society (BCS), UK Academy for Information Systems (UKAIS) and Association of Crime and Intelligence Analysts (ACIA).