Dr. Akash Thakar

Assistant Professor (IT), School of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (SASET)
PhD in Forensic Science, M.Sc. in Forensic Science, B.Sc. in Forensic Science

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Email – akash.thakar@rru.ac.in

Research Area – Digital Forensic Investigation Process, Memory Forensics

About Dr. Akash Thakar

Dr. Akash Thakar is Certified Ethical Hacker, Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator and Certified EC-Council Instructor, having sound knowledge of Digital Forensics and VAPT. He has completed his PhD in Forensic Science, and masters in Forensic Science from Gujarat University. He has taught various subjects to the students of UG and PG courses like Computer Forensics, Network Forensics, Malware Analysis, Advance Digital Forensics, Memory Forensics etc. His research area is Digital Forensic Investigation Process and Memory Forensics.

  • Ph.D. in Forensic Science from Gujarat University; passing year – 2022
  • M.Sc. in Forensic Science from Gujarat University; passing year – 2016.
  • B.Sc. in Forensic Science from Saurashtra University; passing year – 2014.
  • Digital Forensic Investigation, Memory Forensics, Computer Forensics
  • Working as an Assistant Professor at the School of Information Technology and Cyber Security, Rashtriya Raksha University from August 2022
  • Worked as a Teaching cum Research Associate at the School of Information Technology and Cyber Security, Rashtriya Raksha University from August 2017 to July 2022.
  • Certified EC-Council Instructor
  • Certified Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator v9 issued by EC-Council on June 2021
  • Certified Ethical Hacker V10 issued by EC-Council on November 2019
  • Won 1st prize in National Conference on “Role of Forensic Science in Crime Investigation and Administration of Justice’’ on 27th July 2019, Saturday
  • Won 2nd prize in Science Excellence Conference
  • Member of BOS of M.Sc. Digital Forensics course at Rashtriya Raksha University
  • Member of BOS of M.Sc. Forensic Science course at Rashtriya Raksha University
  • Prepared a syllabus for PGD ICS & CF course at Rashtriya Raksha University
  • EC-Council Academia Partner Representative
  • Course coordinator of Certified Ethical Hacker course at Rashtriya Raksha University
  • Course Coordinator of PGDICS&CF at Rashtriya Raksha University.
  • Given an expert talk on the subject of Cybercrime and cyber forensics at Parul University, Baroda.
  • Given an expert talk on the subject of Digital Crime Scene Management to the probationers Dy. SP Gujarat Police.
  • Given an expert talk on the subject of Cyber Forensics to the students of DJMIT engineering college, Anand.
  • Given an expert talk on cyber security at IT and Animation department, Gujarat University.
  • Delivered expert talk on Cybercrime and crime scene management to probationer Dy. SP at Gujarat Police Academy, Karai.
  • Delivered expert talk on cybercrime investigation to Dy. SP at Rashtriya Raksha University.
  • Delivered expert talk on concepts of IP address and MAC address and email investigation to BPR&D nominated candidates at Rashtriya Raksha University.
  • Delivered expert talk in a webinar on Windows Forensics organized by Clue 4 Evidence foundation.
  • Delivered expert talk on Mobile Forensics in the Short-Term course on “Cyber Crimes and Cyber Security: Preventive and Reactive” organized by UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, Doctor Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar (MP).
  • Delivered an expert talk on Cyber Crime Investigation, Memory Forensics and Windows Forensics, in STTP on “Cyber Security and Digital Forensics” organized by CSPIT-IT-CHARUSAT, Changa, Gujarat.
  • Given an expert talk on System Hacking in STTP organized by CSPIT-IT-CHARUSAT, Changa, Gujarat
  • Given an expert talk on vulnerability scanning in ITEC program organized by RRU
  • Given an expert talk on memory forensics in ITEC program organized by RRU
  • Given an expert talk on windows forensics in STTP organized by RRU
  • A. Thakar, K. Kumar, and B. Patel, “Next Generation Digital Forensic Investigation Model (NGDFIM) – Enhanced, Time Reducing and Comprehensive Framework,” J. Phys. Conf. Ser., vol. 1767, no. 1, p. 012054, Feb. 2021, doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/1767/1/012054.
  • A. Thakar, B. V Patel, and K. Kumar, “An Empirical Study Illustrating Effects on Hash Value Changes in Forensic Evidence Appreciation,” Int. J. Sci. Res., vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 1356–1358, 2021, doi: 10.21275/SR21501151311.
  • Thakar, K. V Ravikumar, D. K. Kumar, and P. B. V. Patel, “A Critical Introspective Analysis of Memory Acquisition Tools : An Investigative Approach,” Indian Police J., vol. 68, no. 2, pp. 65–75, 2021.
  • Paper Presentation on title “Cyber Crimes” in 24th All India Forensic Science Conference organized by MHA, GOI, New Delhi, 10th – 12th February, 2018, at Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India.
  • Paper Presentation on title “Analysis of Private Mode Browsing Artifacts Using Memory Forensics” in National Conference on “Role of Forensic Science in Crime Investigation and Administration of Justice”
  • Paper Presentation on title “Cyberspace – Privacy is a Myth” in International Conference on Police Science (ICPS – 2019) organized by Rashtriya Raksha University, Gandhinagar, India, on 6th & 7th September, 2019.
  • Burp Suite Mastery issued by Peritus Training School on October 2019
  • Amped Five & Amped Authenticate, AMPED SRL-Italy issued by Lab Systems (I), Pvt. Ltd. On May 2019
  • COM-SUR pro, issued by COM-SUR on November 2017
  • Cisco CCNA, issued by Cybrary on September 2017
  • CompTIA Security+ issued by Cybrary on February 2017
  • Attended Certificate Programme on “Afghanistan’s Security, Political and Economic Environment: Implications for the Region and India” organised by School of International Cooperation, Security and Strategic Languages (SICSSL), Rashtriya Raksha University from 12-13 August 2021.
  • Intro to DFIR: The Divide and Conquer Process issued by Basis Technology
  • Participated in National Virtual Conference on Trends on Cyber Forensic Investigation and its Related Laws
  • Guided various students of UG courses in the field of Digital Forensics, Cybercrime investigation.
  • Guided a student for dissertation on title “FORENSIC ACQUISITION & ANALYSIS OF SNAPSHOTS & MEMORY DUMPS OF VIRTUAL MACHINE”
  • Guided a student for dissertation on title “FORENSIC ANALYSIS OF PRIVATE MODE BROWSING ARTIFACTS IN PORTABLE WEB BROWSERS”
  • Guided a student for dissertation on title “FORENSIC ANALYSIS OF MULTIMEDIA IMAGE AUTHENTICITY USING EXIF DATA”
  • Guided a student for dissertation on title “FORENSIC ANALYSIS OF ALTERNATE DATA STREAMS IN WINDOWS 10”
  • Guided a student for dissertation on title “COMPARISON OF DIFFERENT OPEN SOURCE (FREE) VULNERABILITY MANAGEMENT (VM) TOOLS AND SELECTION OF THE BEST AND RELIABLE”
  • Guided a student for dissertation on title “SANAN AMPHIBIOUS INCIDENCE RESPONSE UTILITY – DEVELOPMENT OF LIGHTWEIGHT LIVE ACQUISITION TOOL”
  • Guided a student for dissertation on title “COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF OPEN SOURCE TOOLS TO GET BEST TOOL FOR DATA EXTRACTION”