Atif is an Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne where he serves as Deputy Director for the Academic Centre of Cyber Security Excellence. Atif leads a unique team of Cybersecurity Management researchers drawn from information systems, business administration, security intelligence, and information warfare.

He has authored over 90 scholarly articles in cybersecurity management and received over AUD$3.9M in grant funding. Atif is an Associate Editor for the leading IT security journal, Computers & Security. Atif has previously served as a cybersecurity consultant for WorleyParsons, Pinkerton and SinclairKnightMerz. He is a Certified Protection Professional with the American Society for Industrial Security. For more information, please visit