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We engage with the community through CyberWest, and we have a program of engaged research at community level through various projects.

Extensive collaboration with other universities is clearly evinced by CSDF's participation in broad research networks, namely the Australian-based Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (CSCRC) and the international LexConverge network.  There are selected collaborations with cyber security centric universities including Embry Riddle University (USA), Plymouth University (UK), DeMontfort University (UK) who have common research interests, and ECU is a signatory to the Data61 DUCA agreement. Data61 is also part of the CSCRC.

We are effectively collaborating with government at WA State and Federal level across a range of agencies relevant to their research endeavors drawn from intelligence (ASIO, ASD, ASIS) cyber security (ASD, Department of Home Affairs, DFAT) and law enforcement (State and Federal Police).

International collaboration is ongoing with INTERPOL, Netherlands Institute for Forensic Science (NIFS) several police forces, and the US Government.

Industrial partners include Cisco, Woodside, FMG and IBM, all of whom have provided significant in-kind contributions to the development of ECU over the past decade. Newer relationships have been established with Penten, Red Piranha, and others in the cyber security industry.

Many of these partners are the source for much of research activity due to their focus on applied and relevant research. This will continue moving forward as these relationships continue to mature.

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