Prof. Muhammad Khurram Khan

Prof. Muhammad Khurram Khan

Professor of Cybersecurity, King Saud University & Founder & CEO of Global Foundation for Cyber Studies and Research


Dr. Muhammad Khurram Khan is currently working as a Professor of Cybersecurity at King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is founder and CEO of the ‘Global Foundation for Cyber Studies and Research’, an independent and non-partisan cybersecurity think-tank in Washington D.C, USA. He has contributed cyber policy works for the G20 (Saudi and Italian Presidencies) in shaping the safer cyberspace for children, protecting vulnerable populations in cyberspace, and empowering and enabling women in the cybersecurity profession. In 2019, he played an instrumental role as a cybersecurity subject expert for a USD 6 Million series B investment in a South Korean startup ‘SecuLetter’, which has received a corporate valuation of USD 40 Million (2020).


He is the Editor-in-Chief of ‘Telecommunication Systems’ published by Springer-Nature with its recent impact factor of 2.314 (JCR 2021). He is also the Editor-in-Chief of Cyber Insights Magazine. He is an area editor (Network Security) of the prestigious IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, which is the top-most journal in the Computer & Information Engineering field with impact factor of 25.24 in JCR 2021. He is on the editorial board of several journals including, IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, Journal of Network & Computer Applications (Elsevier), IEEE Access, IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, PLOS ONE, and Electronic Commerce Research (Springer), etc. He has been a distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE (CTSoC) from 2019-2020.


Prof. Khan has published more than 400 papers in journals and conferences of international repute. In addition, he is the inventor of 10 US/PCT patents in cybersecurity. He has edited 10 books/proceedings published by Springer-Verlag, Taylor & Francis and IEEE. His research areas of interest are Cybersecurity, digital authentication, IoT security, multimedia security, cloud computing security, cyber policy, and technological innovation management. He is a fellow of the IET (UK), a fellow of the BCS (UK), and a fellow of the FTRA (Korea).