Ismael Essop

Dr Ismael Essop BSc (H), MSc, PhD, SFHEA, MIET, PGCE, MInstLM

Deputy Head of School of Engineering (Interim), Associate Professor in Digital Solutions and Security

Key details

Dr Ismael Essop

Deputy Head of School of Engineering (Interim), Associate Professor in Digital Solutions and Security


Dr Ismael Essop is an experienced academic with over 20 years of experience in Higher Education. He has led highly successful degree apprenticeship programmes. Dr Essop is a Senior Fellow of Advance HE and is a Faculty panel reviewer for new programmes within the university. He is also part of the Tech Industry Gold Educator Network, which support the accreditation of Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship. He is the deputy head of the School of Engineering. He leads on the refinement of curricula, policies, or initiatives in the domains of teaching and learning, research and enterprise, employability outcomes, and the student experience, all while remaining at the forefront of cutting-edge practices.

Dr Essop has expertise in the development of anomaly intrusion detection systems (AIDS) in the areas of Internet of Things. His doctoral degree was on the generation of datasets for AIDS in IoT networks.

Ismael was promoted to Associate Professor in Digital Solutions and Security in September 2022, and holds several external examiner positions. He has recently been promoted to the post of Deputy Head of the school of Engineering.

He has published his research in top-tier journals including Electronics, Sensors, IEEE Access and at esteemed international conferences such as IEEE CAMAD and IFIP.

Responsibilities within the university

  • Deputy Head of School of Engineering
  • Programme Leader for BSc Digital Technology and Solutions (DTS)
  • Module Leader: Information Technology; Data, Information & Knowledge; Web Systems Engineering; Operations and Information Technology.

Awards

Knowledge Exchange
2012 – 2015 Member., INTERREG Programme, France - "Building an expertise network for an efficient innovation and training" (BENEFITS).

Recognition

Reviewer

Journal of Manufacturing Systems (2023)

International Workshop on Computer-Aided Modelling Analysis and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD) (2021)

Research / Scholarly interests

Research Topics

  • Datasets generation for anomaly intrusion detection systems (AIDS) for Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Application of Machine Learning algorithms in network security
  • Cybersecurity attacks on medical IoT devices

Recent publications

Article

Papaioannou, Maria , Zachos, Georgios, Essop, Ismael, Mantas, Georgios , Rodrigue, Jonathan (2022), Toward a secure and usable user authentication mechanism for mobile passenger ID devices for land/sea border control. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). In: , , , . Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), IEEE Access, 10 . pp. 38832-38849 2169-3536 (Online) (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2022.3164245).

Zachos, Georgios , Essop, Ismael, Mantas, Georgios, Porfyrakis, Kyriakos , Ribeiro, Jose , Rodriguez, Jonathan (2021), An anomaly-based intrusion detection system for internet of medical things networks. MDPI. In: , , , . MDPI, Electronics, 10: 2562 (21) 2079-9292 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10212562).

Essop, Ismael , Ribeiro, José C., Papaioannou, Maria, Zachos, Georgios , Mantas, Georgios , Rodriguez, Jonathan (2021), Generating datasets for anomaly-based intrusion detection systems in IoT and industrial IoT networks. MDPI. In: , , , . MDPI, Sensors, 21: 1528 (4) 1424-8220 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/s21041528).

Papaioannou, Maria , Karageorgou, Marine, Mantas, Georgios, Sucasas, Victor , Essop, Ismael , Rodriguez, Jonathan , Lymberopoulos, Dimitrios (2020), A survey on security threats and countermeasures in Internet of Medical Things (IoMT). Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, 33: e4049 (6) 2161-3915 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/ett.4049).

Essop, Ismael A. , Evans, Richard D., Wan, Shan, Giddaluru, Muni P. , Gao, James X. , Baudry, David , Mahdikhah, Sara , Messaadia, Mourad (2016), Investigation into current industrial practices relating to product lifecycle management in a multi-national manufacturing company. Taylor & Francis. In: , , , . Taylor & Francis, Computer-Aided Design and Applications, 13 (5) . pp. 647-661 1686-4360 (Online) (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/16864360.2016.1150711).

Book section

Karageorgou, M , Mantas, Georgios, Essop, Ismael, Rodriguez, J , Lymberopoulos, D (2020), Cybersecurity Attacks on Medical IoT Devices for Smart City Healthcare Services. Institution of Engineering & Technology. In: , , In: Fadi AI-Turjman, Muhammad Imran (eds.), IOT Technologies in Smart-Cities: From Sensors to Big Data, Security and Trust. Institution of Engineering & Technology, . pp. 171-187 . ISBN: 9781785618697 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1049/PBCE128E).

Conference proceedings

Papaioannou, Maria , Zachos, Georgios, Mantas, Georgios, Essop, Ismael , Saghezchi, Firooz , Rodriguez, Jonathan (2023), Outlier detection for risk-based user authentication on mobile devices. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). In: , , , 2023 IEEE Global Communications Conference: IoT and Sensor Networks. 4th – 8th December 2023, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Piscataway, New York (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Zachos, Georgios , Mantas, Georgios, Essop, Ismael, Porfyrakis, Kyriakos , Bastos, Joaquim , Rodriguez, Jonathan (2023), An IoT/IoMT security testbed for anomaly-based intrusion detection systems. IEEE. In: , , , International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Networking 2023 Conference. IFIP Networking 2023: Sec4IoT (Security for IoT Networks and Devices in 6G) Barcelona, Spain, June 12th - 15th 2023. IEEE, Laxenburg, Austria (1st) . ISBN: 9798350339383 1861-2288 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.23919/IFIPNetworking57963.2023.10186428).

Zachos, Georgios , Mantas, Georgios, Essop, Ismael, Porfyrakis, Kyriakos , Ribeiro, Jose C. , Rodriguez, Jonathan (2022), Prototyping an anomaly-based intrusion detection system for Internet of Medical Things Networks. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). In: , , In: IEEE Organizing Committee (ed.), 2022 IEEE 27th International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD). 02-03 November 2022. Paris, France. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Piscataway, New Jersey (1st) . pp. 179-183 . ISBN: 9781665461290; 9781665461306ISSN: 2378-4873 (Print), 2378-4865 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/CAMAD55695.2022.9966912).

Zachos, Georgios , Essop, Ismael, Mantas, Georgios, Kyriakos, Porfyrakis , Jose, Ribeiro , Jonathan, Rodriguez (2021), Generating IoT Edge Network Datasets based on the TON_IoT telemetry dataset. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). In: 2021 IEEE 26th International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD), 25-27 October, 2021, Porto, Portugal In: IEEE Conference Committee (ed.), 2021 IEEE 26th International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD). Porto, Portugal 25-27 Oct. 2021. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Piscataway, NJ (1st) . pp. 1-6 . ISBN: 9781665417792ISSN: 2378-4865 (Print), 2378-4873 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/CAMAD52502.2021.9617799).

Thesis

Essop, Ismael Ahmad and , (2021), Generating datasets for anomaly-based intrusion detection systems in IoT networks. In: , , , . , (doi: ).