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With a reputation as one of the leading digital security and forensic groups in world, the ECU Security Research Institute has emerged as one of ECU’s most vital research groups. We offer 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.


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.

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Control Systems: Cyber Security Training Course

A 5-day training course designed to meet the needs of security professionals.

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How are Western youth conditioned to commit terrorist acts?

Dr Robyn Torok from ECU's Security Research Institute looks at how a 15-year-old Sydney boy was radicalised to the point that he shot dead a NSW police employee last week.

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Special Interest Group Seminars - Semester 2, 2015

Details of the Security Research Institute's Special Interest Group Seminars for Semester 2, 2015.

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The ECU Security Research Institute produces two journals - the Journal of Information Warfare and the Journal of Network Forensics. All articles published in the journals are blind peer reviewed.


Centre Co-ordinator

Ms Emma Burke
Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5176

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