Cyber Security PhD Unit Set
ECU has Australia's largest cyber security research and education program. Cyber Security research at ECU is supported by the Security Research Institute (SRI).
With a reputation as one of the leading digital security and forensic groups in world, the SRI offers a range of PhD opportunities in the areas of cyber security. With an internationally recognised team of researchers, the SRI delivers immediate and high impact outcomes. Two of our academic staff are also members of Interpol's Cyber Crime Experts Group. 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). Security research at ECU concentrates on: Aviation security; Computer and digital forensics; Critical infrastructure security Cyber security Human factors of security Information warfare; Network and wireless security; Physical security; Risk management; Specific postgraduate research topics related to the above topics are developed in conjunction with the postgraduate coordinator or potential supervisor.
Special entry requirements
It is desirable that all applicants contact a potential supervisor to discuss their research project before applying. Information about ECU's Research Institutions, Centres and Supervisors can be found in the school brochures listed on the Applying for a Research Degree website or the staff contact page of the relevant School.
Availability & Campus
Candidates enrolled in the Doctor of Philosophy Integrated (J42) may be required to attend classes on more than one campus to complete the research training component of the course.
Candidates are expected to meet regularly with their supervisors as part of the supervised independent research component of the course.
Academic and research organisations; Information and technology organisations; Government agencies; Oil, gas and mining organisations; Cyber Security organisations
Possible future job titles
Research Officer, Research Scientist, Research Fellow