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Mr. Kavinga Abeywardena


Faculty of Computing | Computer Systems Engineering

Career Summary

After successful completion of his master’s degree in Network & Information security in which he obtained a distinction award, Kavinga entered the academia by joining Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology as a lecturer in the department of information systems engineering. Kavinga remains keen on few key areas of research in the field of information security such as cloud security, enterprise risk management, social engineering in information security and privacy management in big data. During the past three years he has made over ten notable publications in prominent conferences and journals worldwide. 

  • Year Coordinator : BSc in Information Technology (Cyber Security) SLIIT (2016-Present) 
  • Program Coordinator : BSc in Information Technology (Cyber Security) SLIIT (2017-2018) 
  • Networks & Presales Engineer (2012 - 2014)

Prior to joining Academia:

Having started his professional career as a pre-sales network engineer at Lanka Communications (Pvt) Ltd, Kavinga Yapa Abeywardena entered the academia in January 2016 following the completion of his master’s degree at Kingston University, London. In 2012, he completed his bachelor’s degree in ‘Computer Networks’ with a distinction at University of Hertfordshire and he was immediately recruited by one of Sri Lanka’s leading telecommunication providers Lanka Communications (Pvt) Ltd; a subsidiary of Singapore Telecom where he played a key role as a presales engineer to introduce IPTV solutions to the hospitality industry of Sri Lanka in collaboration with SingTel. During his two year tenure as an engineer he excelled in installations, configurations and maintenance of network services, equipment and devices. He also managed to obtain CCNA and CCNSP professional certifications during this period.


  • MSc(Hons)  Kingston, UK
  • BSc(Hons) Herts, UK


  • Academic Excellence Award (2010) - Thames Valley University, West London 

Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

  • Computer Security
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Privacy Management in Big Data
  • Social Engineering
  • Cryptography & Applications 


  • Member - British Computing Society
  • Member - Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate – CCNA (Since 2012) – ID: CSCO12100626
  • Cyberoam Certified Network Security Specialist – CCNSP (Since 2013) – ID: CP090912/v1/07077
  • Certified CCNA-RS Instructor

Ongoing Research

  • Co investigator: Enhancing Multifactor authentication for financial services using location-based services. (SLIIT Grant)

My Publications

Conference Proceedings

Journal Publications Under Review

  • Abeywardana K.Y D.W.Y.O.Waidyarathna, W.V.A.C.Nayantha, W.M.T.C.Wijesinghe  " Intrusion Detection System with Correlation Engine and Vulnerability Assessment "  INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED COMPUTER SCIENCE AND APPLICATIONS,  vol.9,  pp.365-370,    Under Review
  • Abeywardana K.Y, Ginige A.R., Herath N., Somarathne H.P., Thennakoon T.M. N.S.  " Hashtag Generator and Content Authenticator "  INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED COMPUTER SCIENCE AND APPLICATIONS,  vol.9,  pp.246-252,    Under Review

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