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With a reputation as one of the leading digital security and forensic groups in world, the Security Research Institute has emerged as one of ECU’s most vital research groups. The group offers a range of investigating study areas that deliver immediate and high impact outcomes in the areas of computer and digital forensics, network and wireless security, information warfare, physical security, risk management and aviation security. ECU is an Australian Computer Society (ACS) Centre of Expertise in Security, has been recognised by the Australian Federal Government as an Academic Centre of Cyber Security Excellence (ACCSE), and operates as the headquarters of the federally funded Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (CyberSec CRC).


At ECU, we are well placed to provide multidisciplinary security science research with significant security expertise in the domains of cyber security, critical infrastructure security, human security and digital forensics. We draw also on expertise from law, psychology, engineering and emergency management.

The ECU Security Research Institute has a significant support infrastructure and skilled technical support base. This mix of technological backup and support experience has produced a productive research team that prides itself on quality and timely output.

News & events


Public Key Cryptography Decrypted

Date:  Tuesday 21 August 2018
Time: 4.00pm – 5.30pm AWST
Location: JO 19.143
Presenter: Dr Srinivasa Rao SUBRAMANYA RAO

Matthew Peacock

Anomaly Detection in Building Automation Systems

Date:  Wednesday 10th October  2018
Time: 4.00pm – 5.30pm  AWST
Location: JO 19.143
Presenter: Matthew Peacock

In Search of Better Data - The 2018 Summer of Stego

Date: Tuesday 8 May  2018
Time:  3.30pm – 5.00pm  AWST
Location: JO 19.143
Presenter: Dr Ahmed Ibrahim


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Ms Emma Burke
Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5176

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