Top of page
Global Site Navigation

School of Science

Local Section Navigation

Help us improve our content by rating this page.

Page rating system

Please leave a comment about your rating so we can better understand how we might improve the page.

You are here: Main Content

Mr David Cook


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5104, Mobile: 0448 701 705, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO18.334
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5104
Mobile: 0448 701 705
Facsimile: +61 8 6304 2599
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO18.334  


David is a Lecturer in the School of Science and a member of the ECU Security Research Institute.

Current Teaching

  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Systems Resilience
  • Physical Security
  • Aviation Security


David has extensive business and academic experience within South-east Asia, especially in Indonesia. He previously held the position of Manager in the secau Security Research Centre and has held a number of directorships and board appointments. David has won numerous academic awards including:

  • Dean’s Award for Excellence
  • The WA Police Award for the Best Counter Terrorism paper, 2010 SECAU Security Congress
  • Australian Computer Society “Education Across the Nation” Guest Keynote Lecturer for 2010

Professional Associations

  • ACS – MACS
  • AISA
  • ASIS

Awards and Recognition

University and National Teaching Awards

  • 2009 - Dean’s Award for Excellence 


  • 2010 - The WA Police Award for the Best Counter Terrorism paper, 2010 secau Security Congress
  • 2010 - Australian Computer Society “Education Across the Nation” Guest Keynote Lecturer

Research Areas and Interests

  • Counter Terrorism
  • Anti Terrorism
  • Money Laundering
  • Information Security
  • Radicalisation and Governance in Indonesia


  • Post Grad Dip of Business, Murdoch University.
  • Post Graduate Certificate, Murdoch University.
  • MBA (Master of Business Administration), Murdoch University, 2010.
  • BAHons (Bachelor of Arts Honours), Murdoch University, 2009.
  • Bachelor of Asian Studies, Murdoch University, 2008.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Cook, D., (2011), E-governance of the Forest: Management by Multivalence. Common Property Resource Management: A Focus on Forestry, 177 - 203, New Delhi, India.

Journal Articles

  • Cook, D., Waugh, B., Abdipanah, M., Hashemi, O., Abdul Rahman, S., (2014), Twitter Deception and Influence: Issues of Identity, Slacktivism, and Puppetry. Journal of Information Warfare, 13(1), 58 - 71, Mindsystems 243 Bridge Road, Richmond VIC 3121 AU.
  • Cook, D., Smith, T., (2011), The Battle for Money Transfers: The allure of PayPal and Western Union over Familial remittance networks. The Journal of Information Warfare, 10(1), 18 - 35, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia.

Conference Publications

  • Cook, D., Apoorv Kumar, ., Satiah, C., (2015), Loyalty cards and the problem of CAPTCHA: 2nd Tier security and usability issues for senior citizens. The Proceedings of 13th Australian Information Security Management Conference, 101 - 111, Perth, WA.
  • Cook, D., (2015), Birds of a feather deceive together: The chicanery of multiplied metadata. Journal of Information Warfare, 85-96, Richmond, Victoria.
  • Cook, D., (2014), Identity Multipliers and the Mistaken Twittering of Birds of a Feather. Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security, 42 - 48, Reading, UK.
  • Waugh, B., Abdipanah, M., Hashemi, O., Abdul Rahman, S., Cook, D., (2013), The influence and deception of Twitter: the authenticity of the narrative and slacktivism in the Australian electoral process. The Proceedings of the 14th Australian Information Warfare Conference, 28 - 38, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup.
  • Blanquart, G., Cook, D., (2013), Twitter Influence and Cumulative Perceptions of Extremist Support: A Case Study of Geert Wilders. The Proceedings of the 4th Australian Counter Terrorism Conference, 1 - 11, Perth, Western Australia.
  • Smith, T., Cook, D., (2012), Regulations for Retail Remittances: Compliance Entropy in Store-Front Transfers. e-Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Financial Criminology (ICFC) 2013, 10-23, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Shah Alam Malaysia.
  • Letch, J., McGlinn, E., Bell, J., Downing, E., Cook, D., (2011), An Exploration of 1st and 2nd Generation CPTED for End of Year School Leavers at Rottnest Island. Proceedings of The 4th Australian Security and Intelligence Conference, 38 - 48, Perth, Western Australia .
  • Cook, D., Smith, T., (2011), Finance, Fear and Family: Issues of Trust and the Common Ground with Terrorist Funding. Proceedings of The 2nd Australian Counter Terrorism Conference, 1 - 11, Perth, Western Australia.
  • Cook, D., Szewczyk, P., Sansurooah, K., (2011), Securing the Elderly: A Developmental Approach to Hypermedia-Based Online Information Security for Senior Novice Computer Users. Proceedings of the 2nd International Cyber Resilience Conference, 20 - 28, Perth, Western Australia.
  • Cook, D., Szewczyk, P., Sansurooah, K., (2011), Seniors Language Paradigms: 21st Century Jargon and the Impact on Computer Security and Financial Transactions for Senior Citizens. Proceedings of the 9th Australian Information Security Management Conference, 63-68, Perth, Western Australia .
Skip to top of page