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Dr Patryk Szewczyk

Senior Lecturer

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 6979
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO18.316  

Dr Patryk Szewczyk is a cyber security and digital forensics lecturer within the School of Science. He is a researcher in the Security Research Institute.

Current Teaching

  • Cyber Security
  • Introductory Computer Forensics
  • Digital Forensics
  • Wireless and Mobile Computing Security

Current Coordination

  • L50 Graduate Certificate of Cyber Security
  • J99 Graduate Certificate of Cyber Security
  • L51 Graduate Diploma of Cyber Security
  • J98 Graduate Diploma of Cyber Security
  • L33 Master of Cyber Security
  • J97 Master of Cyber Security
  • I03  Master of Digital Forensics

Professional Associations

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

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

  • Human factors of cyber security including; Human Computer Interaction (HCI-Sec), social and psychological engineering, information security education and awareness.
  • Digital forensics and incident response.
  • Cyber-crime and abuse, digital privacy and child cyber safety education.


  • 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

  • BGP Anomaly Detection: A Multi-dimensional Investigation,  Cyber Security Research Centre Ltd,  Cyber Security Research Centre PhD Top Up Scholarship,  2021 - 2024,  $105,000.
  • Advanced File Carving Extension for X-Ways Forensics Software,  Cyber Security Research Centre Ltd,  Cyber Security Research Centre PhD Top Up Scholarship,  2021 - 2024,  $105,000.
  • Academic Centre of Cyber Security Excellence,  Department of Education, Skills and Employment,  Academic Centres of Cyber Security Excellence,  2017 - 2021,  $950,287.
  • Forensic Investigation of Wireless Medical Systems,  Cyber Security Research Centre Ltd,  Cyber Security Research Centre PhD Scholarship,  2020 - 2021,  $120,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Szewczyk, P., Sansurooah, K., Williams, T., (2018), An Australian Longitudinal Study Into Remnant Data Recovered From Second-Hand Memory Cards. International Journal of Information Security and Privacy, 12(4), 82-97, DOI: 10.4018/IJISP.2018100106.
  • 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

  • Scott, B., Mason, R., Szewczyk, P., (2021), A snapshot analysis of publicly available BYOD policies. Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Science Week Multiconference 2021 (ACSW 2021), 1-6, New York, USA, Association for Computing Machinery, DOI:
  • Hansen, L., Troiani, A., Szewczyk, P., (2020), An Evaluation of Phishing Email Awareness in an Information Warfare Age. Conference Proceedings of 18th Australian Cyber Warfare Conference 2019 (CWAR 2019), 10-20, Geelong, Victoria, Deakin University Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation.
  • Shanley, L., Johnstone, M., Crowley, M., Szewczyk, P., (2020), Australian Attitudes Towards Privacy of Information: Will COVID-19 Make a Difference?. Human Aspects of Information Security and Assurance, 3-15, Cham, Switzerland, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-57404-8_1.
  • Goodwin, B., Szewczyk, P., (2019), Demystifying the Technical and Managerial Challenges of Authentication. Proceedings of the 6th Annual Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence, 26-33, Online, IEEE, DOI: 10.1109/CSCI49370.2019.00012.
  • 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.
  • 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.2016.0191.
  • 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.
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