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Mr Tony Marceddo

Director, Institute for Securing Digital Futures

Staff Member Details

Tony is the Research Theme Lead for the Institute for Securing Digital Futures.


Tony Marceddo as the Director leads the strategy and development of the Institute for Securing Digital Futures (ISDF), a new whole-of-institution interdisciplinary research institute that builds on ECU’s existing strengths in cyber security, digital forensics, network security, information warfare, and physical and infrastructure security.

Tony has demonstrated his skills as a trusted business manager, and program director through over 30-years leadership experience spanning numerous industries including the Defence, Intelligence, Space, Cyber and Communication sectors. In his previous role, Tony served as General Manager of Vault Cloud, leading the development and implementation of Vault’s’ operational strategy and ensuring the smooth running of the governance of the company.

Previously, Tony was General Manager of Australian Intelligence and Cyber Security at Northrop Grumman. He was responsible for the incorporation of M5 Network Security into Northrop Grumman operations. The integration included the delivery of key projects to the Defence industry.  Previously, Tony spent over 25 years working for Government in range of management roles in Defence Intelligence.

Tony also was the Chairman for the ACT AustCyber Node advisory board between 2017 – 2019 and a member of UNSW/ADFA Cyber advisory board between 2015-2018.

Professional Memberships

AISA, Member 2016

Awards and Recognition

Tony’s achievements in the Defence and Intelligence sectors have been recognised by the Australian and United States Intelligence communities. Tony has been awarded a United States Intelligence Medallion and an Australian Intelligence Community Medallion.

Research Areas and Interests

  • Cyber Security (Critical Infrastructure, Secure Systems and Cyber-enabled crime)
  • Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems
  • Digital Citizenship and Human Behaviour


Recent Research Grants

  • Investigating the opportunities and challenges posed by disruptive and converging technologies in Cyber, IoT, AI/ autonomous technologies to the mission, design, structure, operations and future roles and planning of Defence and the Australian Defence Force,  Department of Defence,  Strategic Policy Grants Program,  2020 - 2021,  $179,502.
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