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Professor Andrew Woodward

Executive Dean

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5019, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO18.311
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5019
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO18.311  


Professor Andrew Woodward is the Executive Dean of the School of Science and a member of the ECU Security Research Institute.


  • Bachelor of Science Honours, Edith Cowan University.
  • Tertiary Teaching, Edith Cowan University, 2006.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2005.


Recent Research Grants

  • Academic Centre of Cyber Security Excellence,  Department of Education and Training,  Academic Centres of Cyber Security Excellence,  2017 - 2021,  $950,287.
  • Authentication and Authorisation for Entrusted Unions (AU2EU),  European Commission,  Grant - Seventh Framework Programme (FP7),  2013 - 2015,  $584,907.
  • Rules, Expectations and Security through Privacy-Enhanced Convenient Technologies (RESPECT) - Proposal No 285582,  European Commission,  Grant - Seventh Framework Programme (FP7),  2012 - 2015,  $223,800.
  • Scalable Measures for Automated Recognition Technologies (SMART),  European Union,  EU Seventh Framework Program,  2011 - 2014,  $389,772.
  • The Design, Development and Application of Active RFID Technology in Disaster Victim Identification and Routine Mortuary Practice / The Australian Future Forensics Innovation Network (AFFIN),  Griffith University,  Grant - NIRAP,  2009 - 2013,  $37,139.
  • Overclocking of mechanical hard disk drives,  Attorney General's D Branch,  Attorney General's Department, D Branch Grant,  2011 - 2012,  $54,545.
  • Review of Vulnerability in Smart Grid Appliances and Networks,  Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,  Grant - Research Support For National Security,  2010 - 2012,  $77,154.
  • Practical Information Security Capability Assessment Protocols for Application in the General Medical Practice Environment,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,  2009 - 2011,  $24,502.
  • Leading edge developments in tourism ICT and related underlying technologies,  CRC Centre for Sustainable Tourism,  Grant,  2004,  $17,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Carpene, C., Johnstone, M., Woodward, A., (2017), The Effectiveness of Classification Algorithms on IPv6 IID Construction. International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems, 10(1), 15-22, Inderscience.
  • Chernyshev, M., Zeadally, S., Baig, Z., Woodward, A., (2017), Mobile Forensics: Advances, Challenges, and Research Opportunities. IEEE Security and Privacy Magazine, 15(6), 42-51, DOI: 10.1109/MSP.2017.4251107.
  • Williams, T., Woodward, A., (2015), Cybersecurity vulnerabilities in medical devices: a complex environment and multifaceted problem. Medical Devices: Evidence and Research, 2015(8), 305-316, Macclesfield, UK, Dove Medical Press Ltd, DOI: 10.2147/MDER.S50048.

Conference Publications

  • Nisbet, A., Woodward, A., (2016), A Comparison Study of Wireless Network Security in Several Australasian Cities and Suburbs. Information Security and Privacy: 21st Australasian Conference, ACISP 2016, 9722(4-6 Jul, 2016), 115-127, Switzerland, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-40253-6_7.
  • Valli, C., Rabadia, P., Woodward, A., (2015), A Profile of Prolonged, Persistent SSH Attack on a Kippo Based Honeynet. Proceedings of the Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and Law, 23-32, Virginia, USA, Association of Digital Forensics, Security and Law.
  • Woodward, A., Williams, T., (2015), An Uncomfortable Change: Shifting Perceptions to Establish Pragmatic Cyber Security. Recent Advances in Information and Communication Technology 2015. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computing and Information Technology (ICCIT), 361(2-3 July 2015), 1-8, Thailand, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-19024-2_1.
  • Valli, C., Woodward, A., Hannay, P., Johnstone, M., (2014), Why penetration testing is a limited use choice for sound cyber security practice. Proceedings of the 2014 ADFSL Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and Law, 35-40, Virginia, USA, Association of Digital Forensics, Security and Law.
  • Carpene, C., Woodward, A., (2014), A Survey Of IPv6 Address Usage In The Public Domain Name System. The Proceedings of 12th Australian Information Security Management Conference, 91-99, Perth, W.A., Security Research institute, Edith Cowan University, DOI: 10.4225/75/57b666d2343d8.
  • Valli, C., Rabadia, P., Woodward, A., (2013), Patterns and Patter - An Investigation Into SSH Activity Using Kippo Honeypots. The Proceedings of 11th Australian Digital Forensics Conference, 141-149, Edith Cowan University, Security Research Centre, Edith Cowan University.
  • Cusack, B., Woodward, A., Butson, S., Leber, B., (2013), The effectiveness of internet activity erasure tools to protect privacy. The Proceedings of the 11th Australian Information Security Management conference, 35-41, Perth, WA, Security Research Institute, Edith Cowan University.
  • Johnstone, M., Woodward, A., (2013), Automated Detection of Vehicles with Machine Learning. Proceedings of the 11th Australian Information Security Management Conference, 102-112, Perth, Western Australia, Security Research Centre, Edith Cowan University.
  • Hannay, P., Carpene, C., Valli, C., Woodward, A., Johnstone, M., (2013), Exchanging Demands: Weaknesses in SSL Implementations for Mobile Platforms. Proceedings of the 11th Australian Information Security Management Conference, 42-48, Perth, Western Australia, Security Research Centre, Edith Cowan University.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  An Investigation Into Off-link Ipv6 Host Enumeration Search Techniques

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Information Technology,  A Method For Securing Online Community Service: A Study Of Selected Western Australian Councils
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  .
  • Master of Science (Computer Science),  An Assessment Of Static And Dynamic Malware Analysis Techniques For The Android Platform

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  An Investigation Into Remote Transactions.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Development Of An Attack Graph Using Applied Levels Of Deception For Directing Attack Methods In A Honeynet.
  • Doctor of Information Technology,  Security Awareness By Online Banking Users In Western Australian Of Phishing Attacks
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  A Non-device Specific Framework For The Development Of Forensic Locational Data Analysis Procedure For Consumer Grade Small And Embedded Devices
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Secure Portable Execution And Storage Environments: A Capability To Improve Security For Remote Working
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Vulnerabilities In Class One Electronic Product Code Radio Frequency Identification Systems
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  An Intelligence Model For Terrorist Incident Prevention For Australian Police: A Systemic Investigation
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  An Investigation Into Factors Inhibiting Australian End-users From Utilising Adsl Router Security Effectively
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