Zahid Anwar

Associate Professor of Cybersecurity and Challey Scholar, North Dakota State University

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Anwar's research focuses on cybersecurity policy and innovative cyber defense. Overarching themes in his writings include cybersecurity, data analytics, artificial intelligence, energy security and human progress and flourishing.


In the News

Quoted by Nathan Paulus in "What is PCI Compliance?," Money Geek, January 29, 2023.
Quoted by Kylie Ora Lobell in "A Guide to Recovering From Identity Theft and Credit Card Fraud," Money Geek, January 8, 2023.
Opinion: "Overlooked Security Challenges in Electric-Vehicle Charging Infrastructure," Zahid Anwar (with Asad Waqar Malik), Dakota Digital Review, September 20, 2022.
Opinion: "Privacy and Safety Issues With Facebook's New 'Metaventure," Zahid Anwar, Dark Reading, December 15, 2021.
Opinion: "Warren’s Ransomware Bill Victimizes Targets To Collect Data," Zahid Anwar (with Jeremy Straub), The Hill, October 13, 2021.


"Emerging Cybersecurity and Privacy Threats to Electric Vehicles and Their Impact on Human and Environmental Sustainability" (with Zia Muhammad , Bilal Saleem, and Jahanzeb Shahid). Energies 16, no. 3 (2023): 1113.

Provides a systematic analysis of EV sustainability, digital technologies that enhance sustainability, their potential cybersecurity threats, and corresponding defense.

"Do Charging Stations Benefit from Cryptojacking? A Novel Framework for Its Financial Impact Analysis on Electric Vehicles" (with Asad Waqar Malik). Energies 15, no. 16 (2022): 5773.

Explores the extent to which cryptojacking impacts EVs in terms of recharging and cost.

"An Analysis of Zero-Trust Architecture and Its Cost-Effectiveness for Organizational Security" (with Zillah Adahman and Asad Waqar Malik). Computers & Security 122 (2022).

Provides an in-depth evaluation of ZTA to help security researchers better understand the costs and benefits of employing this new technology as a defense against cyber attacks.

"A Novel Framework for Studying the Business Impact of Ransomware on Connected Vehicles" (with Anis U. Rahman). IEEE Internet of Things Journal (2021).

Proposes a novel framework to study the spread of ransomware and its impact on connected vehicles.