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Professor Helge Janicke


Staff Member Details

Professor of Cyber Security

Helge Janicke is the Research Director of the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre, Australia. He is affiliated with Edith Cowan University and holds a visiting Professorship in Cyber Security at De Montfort University, UK. Prof. Janicke’s research interests are in the area of cyber security, in particular with applications in critical infrastructures using cyber-physical systems, SCADA and Industrial Control Systems. Prof. Janicke’s current research investigates the application of Agile Techniques to Cyber Incident Response in Critical Infrastructure, Managing Human Errors that lead to Cyber Incidents, and research on Cyber warfare & Cyber peacekeeping. Prof. Janicke established DMU’s Cyber Technology Institute and its Airbus Centre of Excellence in SCADA Cyber Security and Forensics Research. He has been the Head of School of Computer Science at De Montfort University UK, before taking up his current position as Research Director for the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre. Prof. Janicke founded the International Symposium on Industrial Control System Cyber Security Research (ICS-CSR) and contributed over 150 peer reviewed articles and conference papers to the field that resulted from his collaborative research with industry partners such as Airbus, BT, Deloitte, Rolls-Royce, QinetiQ, and General-Dynamics.

Professional Memberships

  • 2005 – Member of the IEEE

Awards and Recognition

University and National Teaching Awards

  • 2019 – Senior Fellow  of the Higher Education Agency

National and International Research Positions

  • 2019 – Visiting Professor of Cyber Security De Montfort University, Leicester UK
  • 2013 – General Chair of the International Symposium on Industrial Control System Cyber Security Research

Research Areas and Interests

  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Security of Industrial Control Systems/ SCADA
  • Digital Forensics
  • Cyber Physical Systems
  • Access Control
  • Policy Based Management


  • Doctor of Philosphy in Computer Science, England, 2007.


Recent Research Grants

  • Semantic modelling of Digital Twins for Cyber Security Defence Automation,  Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO),  CSIRO - Scholarship,  2021 - 2024,  $150,000.
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