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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 for digital and physical security together with expertise in the disciplines of law, psychology, biology, engineering, medicine 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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Drones and their influence on Privacy and Security

Matthew Peacock will present a SIG Seminar on 25 May discussing recent advancements in civilian and commercial drones, impacts on personal security and privacy, and suggested mitigation strategies.

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Challenges of NAND Flash memory technology forensics

Krishnun Sansurooah will present a SIG Seminar on 15 May will discuss the forensic implications and challenges those in digital forensics now face with devices using NAND flash memory technology.

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Data Analysis for Honey Pots'data - Integrating Weka Software into matlab for big data analysis

Dr Jinsong Leng will present a SIG Seminar on 20 April explores new approaches and algorithms for big data analysis.

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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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