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Meeting of minds at Perth security conference

Tuesday, 06 December 2011


The brightest minds in security from Australia and around the world are set to meet in Perth for the 2011 secau Security Congress, hosted by Edith Cowan University (ECU)’s secau Security Research Centre.

Experts will discuss a range of issues, from information security, digital forensics, critical infrastructure and human security.

Topics on offer include:

  • Facebook and other social networking sites as avenues for crimes, including identity theft;
  • How digital forensics experts extract evidence from a variety of devices and sources;
  • The global issues around remnant data on phones, memory cards and other devices, highlighting the dangers for consumers if data is not deleted properly; and
  • Issues with radicalisation and deradicalisation of terrorists.

Keynote speaker Professor Joe Cannataci from the University of Groningen, Netherlands and the University of Malta will look at the tensions between human rights and technology, raising the important question – how do you strike the proper balance between security and privacy.

He will be joined by fellow keynotes, Professor Martin Evison from Northumbria University, Mr Nigel Watson from the University of Adelaide, and Mr David Bunker of the National E-Health Transition Authority.

Head of School, Computer and Security Science, and Director of the secau Security Research Centre Professor Craig Valli is pleased to welcome international experts to Perth to share their knowledge on global security issues.

“With advances in technology continuously evolving, new security threats are emerging rapidly. This conference is a chance for experts from different security backgrounds to meet, raise security concerns and outline possible solutions that can be utilised across the global technology sector.”

The 2011 secau Security Congress follows on from the success of the 2011 International Cyber Resilience Conference, held earlier this year.

Both events are coordinated by ECU’s secau Security Research Centre, a leader in the area of cyber security and digital forensics. The Centre is respected globally for its work in digital forensics, cyber security, network and wireless security, information warfare and risk management.

Event Information

Date: Monday, 5 to Wednesday, 7 December
Time: 8.30am to4.30pm (Monday); 9.00am to 4.00pm (Tuesday); and 9.30am to 3.00pm (Wednesday)
Venue: Citigate Perth, 707 Wellington Street, Perth WA

To view the program and see the full list of speakers, visit

Interviews with speakers and media passes can be arranged on request. For more information contact Corporate Communications Officer, Natasha Richards on 6304 2208 or

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