Maheyzah is a Senior Lecturer at School of Computing, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai. She is an active member of Information Assurance and Security Research Group (IASRG), IEEE and IACSIT. Currently, she is the Coordinator for Master of Cyber Security, formerly known as Master of Science (Information Security) programme. Her major research interests revolve around Information Security and Assurance including Intrusion Detection, Alert Correlation and Analysis, Intrusion Response and Prevention, Network/Digital Forensic. Her minor research interests include Biometrics, Privacy Preserving and Big Data Mining. She has experience on applications of Machine Learning, Soft Computing Techniques and Hybrid Artificial Intelligent.  

Maheyzah received the BEng degree in Computer Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia in 2000 and the MEngSc degree in Computer and communication engineering from Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia, in 2003 and PhD in Computer Science from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia in 2012.