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


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.

News & events

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ECU Cyber Series: AI is a double-edged sword in biometrics

A free presentation that will explore the benefits and threats brought by integrating artificial intelligence with biometrics.  Tuesday 24 September 2019.  Perth CBD.

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ECU Cyber Series: Cybersecurity challenges in wireless medical devices

A free presentation that will explore cybersecurity issues in wireless medical devices.  Wednesday 4 September 2019.  Perth CBD.

A photo of Professor Craig Valli, ECU Security Research Institute, Director

ECU Cyber Series: Honeypots - utilising digital fly paper

A free presentation by ECU's Security Research Institute Director, Professor Craig Valli on the different Honeypot types and how they are capable of capturing attackers. Thursday 18 July 2019


Centre Co-ordinator

Ms Emma Burke
Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5176

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