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Dr Krishnun Sansurooah


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 9370 6746, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO13.235
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 9370 6746
Facsimile: +61 8 9370 6100
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO13.235  


Krishnun is a Lecturer in the School of Science and a member of the ECU Security Research Institute.

Current Teaching

  • Operating Systems, Information Security, Computer Security, Wireless Networking

Professional Associations

  • Australian Computer Society (ACS)
  • Australian Information Security Association (AISA)
  • Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS)

Awards and Recognition

National and International Awards

  • 2011 - WAITTA Award

Research Areas and Interests

  • Digital Forensics
  • Mobile Forensics
  • USB Forensics
  • Embedded Systems Forensics


  • Doctor of Information Technology, Edith Cowan University, 2015.
  • Master of Internet Computing, Edith Cowan University, 2006.
  • Bachelor of Science with Second Class Honours, England, 2002.
  • International Advanced Diploma in Computer Studies, UNKNOWN, 2000.


Recent Research Grants

  • Academic Centre of Cyber Security Excellence,  Department of Education and Training,  Academic Centres of Cyber Security Excellence,  2017 - 2021,  $950,287.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Robins, N., Williams, T., Sansurooah, K., (2017), An investigation into remnant data on USB storage devices sold in Australia creating alarming concerns. International Journal of Computers and Applications, 39(02), 79-90, DOI:
  • Baig, Z., Szewczyk, P., Valli, C., Rabadia, P., Hannay, P., Chernyshev, M., Johnstone, M., Kerai, P., Ibrahim, A., Sansurooah, K., Syed, N., Peacock, M., (2017), Future Challenges for Smart Cities: Cyber-Security and Digital Forensics. Digital Investigation, 22(August 2017), 3-13, Oxon, United Kingdom, Elsevier Advanced Technology, DOI: 10.1016/j.diin.2017.06.015.

Conference Publications

  • Szewczyk, P., Blackman, D., Sansurooah, K., (2017), An Analysis of Unauthorized Wireless Network Usage in Western Australia. Proceedings of the Eleventh International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security & Assurance, 272-281, University of Plymouth, University of Plymouth.
  • Sansurooah, K., Costantin, D., Williams, T., (2017), Vulnerabilities associated with wi-fi protected setup in a medical environment. ACSW '17 Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Science Week Multiconference, Article No. 58, New York, USA, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), DOI: 10.1145/3014812.3014872.
  • Sansurooah, K., Szewczyk, P., Blackman, D., (2016), Unauthorised Wireless Network Access Attempts in Western Australia. 2016 International Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence Proceedings, 999-1004, Los Alamitos, USA, IEEE Computer Society, DOI: 10.1109/CSCI.2016.190.
  • Robins, N., Williams, T., Sansurooah, K., (2016), I know what you did last summer... an investigation into remnant data on USB storage devices sold in Australia in 2015. Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Science Week Multiconference, article no.35, New York, USA, Association for Computing Machinery, DOI: 10.1145/2843043.2843356.
  • Sansurooah, K., Keane, B., (2015), The spy in your pocket: Smartphones and Geo-location data. The Proceedings of 13th Australian Digital Forensics Conference, 95 -103, Perth, Western Australia, Security Research Institute, Edith Cowan University.
  • Sansurooah, K., (2015), Security Risks Of Medical Devices In Wireless Environments. The Proceedings of the 4th Australian e-Health Informatics and Security Conference, 5 - 14, Perth, Western Australia, Security Research Institute, Edith Cowan University.
  • Sansurooah, K., Williams, T., (2014), BYOD in ehealth: herding cats and stable doors, or a catastrophe waiting to happen?. Proceedings of the 3rd Australian eHealth Informatics and Security Conference, 28 - 34, Perth, W.A., Security Research Institute, ECU.
  • Sansurooah, K., Hope, H., Almutairi, HS., Alnazawi, F., Jiang, Y., (2014), An investigation into the efficiency of forensic data erasure tools for removable usb flash memory storage devices. Proceedings of the 11th Australian Digital Forensics Conference, ADF 2013, 122-134, Perth, W.A., ECU Security Research Institute.
  • Szewczyk, P., Robins, N., Sansurooah, K., (2013), Sellers continue to give away confidential information on second hand memory cards sold in Australia. The Proceedings of 11th Australian Digital Forensics Conference, 135-140, Joondalup, WA, Security Research Centre, Edith Cowan University.
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