Dalal Alharthi

Assistant Professor

Member of the Graduate Faculty

Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona with a Ph.D. Degree in Computer Science from the University of Califonia, Irvine. Equipped with work experience in both academia and industry. Strong engineering /architecture skills, skilled in Cloud Computing (AWS, Azure, and GCP); Cloud Security; Container Security; Automation; Network Security; Violent Python; Palo Alto Networks; Active Directory; Web Development/Security; Pentesting/Ethical Hacking; Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR); Cybersecurity Strategy, Standards, Policies, and Controls; Awareness Training Programs, and more. Prior to joining the University of Arizona, Dr. Alharthi worked as a Cloud Security Engineer at Farmers Insurance, a Resident Engineer at Palo Alto Networks, and Prisma Cloud Consultant at Dell. She was awarded the Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation (DTEI) Fellowship by the University of California, Irvine, and obtained both CompTIA Security+ and AWS Solutions Architect certifications. Dr. Alharthi’s research interests are as follows. Cloud Security; Container Security; Penetration Testing; Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR); Human-Computer Interaction (HCI); Privacy; Cybersecurity Education; and Machine Learning. She is also interested in conducting research on the intersection between Cybersecurity and Public Administration; Cybersecurity and Business Administration; and Cybersecurity and Education.

Offering Research Opportunities?


Prerequisite Courses

Preferred interest in Cloud Computing/Security; Machine Learning; Incident Response; Vulnerability Assessment/Remediation; Human-Computer Interaction (HCI); Social Engineering; and Cybersecurity Education. Interdisciplinary Research opportunities are available in the intersection between the area of Cybersecurity and several areas such as Computer Science; Public Administration; Business Administration; and Education. Opportunities are voluntary or for credit. If volunteering, you should commit to 6 hours or more per week. For credit, you may enroll in an Independent Study course.

Majors Considered

Cyber, Intel, and Information Operations (CIIO); Cybersecurity; Information Security; and Computer Science

Types of Opportunities

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Start Date

August 2023

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