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Dr Patryk Szewczyk


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 6979, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO18.338
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 6979
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO18.338  


Dr Patryk Szewczyk is a cyber security and digital forensics lecturer within the School of Science. He is the course coordinator for the Graduate Certificate/Diploma of Cyber Security, Master of Cyber Security and Master of Digital Forensics, and a researcher in the Security Research Institute.

Current Teaching

  • Computer Security
  • Introductory Computer Forensics
  • Computer Forensics
  • Forensic Investigation and Evidence Presentation

Professional Associations

  • Australian Computer Society (Senior Member of the ACS - Certified Professional)
  • Australian Information Security Association
  • Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society

Awards and Recognition

National and International Awards

  • 2011 WAITTA Winner - Service Delivery & Training
  • 2010 WAITTA Finalist - Security


  • 2015 Best Paper Award - Australian Information Security Management Conference
  • 2009 Best Paper Award - Australian Digital Forensics Conference

Research Areas and Interests

  • ADSL router forensics, embedded system forensic, consumer electronic forensics
  • End-user security awareness, security education, security perceptions, usability of security products


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2015.
  • Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) First Class Honours, Edith Cowan University, 2006.
  • Bachelor of Science (Computer Science), 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.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • 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.
  • Szewczyk, P., Macdonald, R., (2017), Broadband Router Security: History, Challenges and Future Implications. Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law, 12(4), Article 6, Florida, Association of Digital Forensics, Security and Law.

Conference Publications

  • James, M., Szewczyk, P., (2017), Jurisdictional Issues in Cloud Forensics. Proceedings of the Eleventh International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security & Assurance (HAISA 2017), 225-234, Plymouth, U.K., University of Plymouth.
  • 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 (HAISA 2017), 272-281, University of Plymouth.
  • James, M., Szewczyk, P., (2016), Survey on remnant data research: The artefacts recovered and the implications in a cyber security conscious world. Proceedings of the 14th Australian Digital Forensics Conference, 58-65, Joondalup, Western Australia, ECU Security Research Institute.
  • 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 Scoiety, DOI: 10.1109/CSCI.2016.190.
  • Hampton, N., Szewczyk, P., (2015), A survey and method for analysing SoHo router firmware currency. Proceedings of the 13th Australian Information Security Management Conference, 11-27, Security Research Institute, Edith Cowan University.
  • Blackman, D., Szewczyk, P., (2015), The challenges of seizing and searching the contents of wi-fi devices for the modern investigator. Proceedings of the 13th Australian Digital Forensics Conference, 37-48, Security Research Institute, Edith Cowan University.
  • El-Abed, J., Szewczyk, P., (2014), Persistent issues in encryption software: A heuristic and cognitive walkthrough. Proceedings of the 12th Australian Information Security Management Conference, 64-74, Perth, W.A., Edith Cowan University, DOI: 10.4225/75/57b66416343d5.
  • Szewczyk, P., (2013), Usability and security support offered through ADSL router user manuals. The Proceedings of 11th Australian Information Security Management Conference, 93-101, Joondalup, WA, Security Research Centre, Edith Cowan University.
  • 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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