Dr. Akashdeep Bhardwaj is currently working as Professor (Cyber Security & Digital Forensics) at University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun, India. He is an eminent industry expert with over 27 years of experience in Cybersecurity, Digital Forensics and IT Management Operations. Dr. Akashdeep mentors national & international graduate, masters and doctoral students and leads several Cybersecurity projects, including Cyber CoE. Dr. Akashdeep holds a post-doctoral in Computer Science along with over 20 IT industry certifications.

Dr. Akashdeep has published over 100 research papers, chapters, books and patent. Dr. Akashdeep has worked as Technology Leader for various multinational organizations and is certified in Cybersecurity, Compliance Audits, Information Security, Microsoft, Cisco and VMware technologies.

Keshav Kaushik is an experienced educator with over eight years of teaching and research experience in Cybersecurity, Digital Forensics, and the Internet of Things. He is working as an Assistant Professor (Senior Scale) in the School of Computer Science at the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, India. He has published 65+ research papers in International Journals and has presented at reputed International Conferences. He is a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) v11, CQI and IRCA Certified ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Lead Auditor, Quick Heal Academy Certified Cyber Security Professional (QCSP), and IBM Cybersecurity Analyst. He acted as a keynote speaker and delivered 50+ professional talks on various national and international platforms. He has edited over ten books with reputed international publishers like Springer, Taylor and Francis, IGI Global, Bentham Science, etc. He has chaired various special sessions at international conferences and also served as a reviewer in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.