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ECU Security Research Institute

With the reputation as one of the leading digital security and forensics groups in the world, the ECU Security Research Institute has emerged as one of ECU's most vital research groups with a range of investigative study areas that deliver immediate and high impact outcomes in the area of Computer and Digital Forensics, Network and Wireless Security, Information Warfare, Physical Security, Risk Management and Aviation Security.

The group's principle research areas are directly applicable to digital exploration in the areas of banking, finance, private corporations, and national security. Ongoing collaborations with the various Australian and international partners, as well as a range of security related research alliances are testament to the critical importance of digital and physical security in the present and immediate future.

The institute has attracted a world-class profile in a number of specific areas that include, but are not limited to, computer forensics, network and wireless security, information warfare, network honeypots, and physical security and risk management . With capabilities in data recovery, data protection, access retrieval, RFID tracking proficiencies, and risk and vulnerability assessment, the research centres work is in high demand in the ongoing battle to limit and restrict the activities of terrorists, criminals, and criminal gangs. With research success in a number of high-security areas, the Security Research Institute is poised to become the paramount, end to end, security research program in the world.

The ECU Security Research Institute has existing research alliances and adjunct collaborations with leading experts in the United Kingdom, USA, Dubai, Singapore and Australia. In concert with a highly expert research engineering team, the institute can delve into areas of software and hardware testing, digital evidence analysis, and a broad range of digital security experiments. The laboratory and test centre includes state of the art analysis equipment that is capable of creating fully isolated test environments, as well as external ADSL links that allow for groundbreaking advances in studying network borne malware and the deployment of forensic honeypots.

The ECU Security Research Institute aims to remain Australia's leading digital security group, engaging with the monitoring, intercepting, and interceding in networks and environments. It fosters digital research in the advancement of law enforcement, protection, medicine, health, safety, corporate risk management, and e-governance.


Professor Craig Valli
Telephone: (61 8) 9370 6013

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