KTH-SEECS Applied Information Security Lab

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)

Ms. Rahat Masood

Designation: Research Associate
Email: rahat.masood@seecs.edu.pk

Ms. Rahat Masood is a Visiting Scholar at the Cyber Security Policy and Research Institute at The George Washington University (GW) in Washington, D. C., and currently doing research under the supervision of Dr. Lance Hoffman. Her research area at GW focuses on cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection (CIP) with some specialization in the security of nuclear systems.

Ms. Rahat is also a Lecturer at NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS)-Pakistan. Her research interests span the areas of Cloud Computing and Database security with main emphasis towards the design and development of services that can meet the security challenges faced by today’s technologies. Ms. Rahat’s previous work experiences with KTH-Applied Information Security (AIS) lab include serving as a Team Lead and Research Assistant. During the tenure of Research Assistant, she conducted research in the areas of access control, identity management systems, trust evaluation & management and secure virtualization of Cloud computing. More specifically, she research, designed and implemented security solutions for mitigating the security & privacy challenges at SaaS delivery model of cloud. She was also involved in one of the research projects titled “Extensible Access Control Framework for Cloud based Applications (EACF)”.  This project was focused on the design and development of an extensible access control framework -- Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) -- for the Software as a Service (SaaS) hosted cloud applications. During the span of last 2.5 years, Ms. Rahat has been fortunate to publish a number of research papers, book chapters and journal papers at well-reputed conferences and journals of Springer, ACM, IEEE and Elsevier.

In addition, Ms. Rahat has keen interest in critical infrastructures protection, such as nuclear and energy system, where she can address the issues of emerging cyber security threats to infrastructures.  She completed her Master’s degree in Computer & Communication Security from National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST). Her Bachelor’s degree is in Software Engineering (Honors) with sound knowledge of programming languages and software development.


Thesis Title: Holistic Access Control Framework for Database Management System