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Professor William Hutchinson
Professor William Hutchinson
Bill Hutchinson is an Adjunct Professor at secau – Security Research Centre, ECU and Deakin University and until his retirement in 2010 was IBM Chair at ECU.
Founding Director of secau Security Research Centre
Co-founder of the Journal of Information Warfare and written extensively in this area.
Bill has worked in the oil and finance industries as well as government in various roles.
Research Areas and Interests
Critical Infrastructure Protection
Doctor of Philosophy, Murdoch University.
, The University of Western Australia, 1989.
, Open Universities Australia, 1981.
A study into the demise of the North Sea Herring Industry, England, 1972.
Recent Research Grants
Better Planning for and Managing Asymmetric Threats to Australia's Security: Applying the Field Anomaly Relaxation(FAR) Systems Thinking Approach., Australian Research Council, Grant - Linkage (Projects),
2004 - 2007, $199,783.
An evaluation of the vulnerabilities of RFID and their implications to the Australian Government sector, Department of Defence, Defence Signals Directorate - Grant,
2005 - 2006, $25,000.
A model for IT security outsourcing of critical services, Australian Research Council, Grant - Discovery Projects,
2004 - 2006, $20,000.
Research into the use of deception as a potentially legitimate policy in Commonwealth agencies, Department of Defence, Defence Signals Directorate - Grant,
2004 - 2005, $39,000.
Recent Publications (within the last five years)
Hutchinson, B., (2015), Deception in the cyber-world. Cyber Security: Analytics, Technology and Automation, 78(16), 97-107, Netherlands, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-18302-2_7.
Research Student Supervision
Doctor of Philosophy, Compatibility of a Western systemic approach for handling complex, pluralist and coercive problems in developing countries.
Master of Science (Computer Science), A knowledge-based approach to intrusion detection systems.
Doctor of Philosophy, Evaluating the influence of it capability in the context of SMEs.
Doctor of Philosophy, Transformation theory in e-commerce adoption.
Doctor of Philosophy, Terroists conducting information warfare: Enhancing national security in Western nations.
Doctor of Philosophy, An intelligence model for terrorist incident prevention for Australian police: A systemic investigation
Doctor of Philosophy, The information strategy requirements of the unit states government from 2004 onwards.
Doctor of Philosophy, Vulnerabilities in class one electronic product code radio frequency identification systems