Cyber security and systems

Research in Cyber Security requires to combine the development of advanced security mechanisms with analysing and understanding the threats and requirements for systems in various application domains. Advanced cryptographic algorithms or blockchain-based solutions developed at Monash enable interconnected  highly distributed systems with strong security foundations.  Complemented by hardware-based security, formal security modelling and verification, biometrics, game theory and strong inter-disciplinary cyber security knowledge, the Monash Cyber Security group delivers research that is highly relevant for current and future systems in areas such as the Internet of Things, cloud-based ecosystems, smart power grids, digital health and  intelligent transport.

Collaboration is one key element of cyber security research. Therefore, Monash leads the Oceania Cyber Security Centre OCSC, a joint venture of eight Victorian Universities, funded by the Victorian Government.  In addition to facilitating collaboration with industry partners in Australia, the OCSC has also establishes international collaborations. One example is a project on maturity of cyber security capabilities on the level of nation states with Oxford University.

KEY AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Cybersecurity

  • Cryptography
  • Security Protocols
  • Security Engineering
  • Big Data Security
  • Privacy Enhancing Technology
  • Blockchain
  • Cryptocurrency Technology
  • Trusted Computing
  • IoT Security
  • Biometric Security
  • Network Security

Data systems

  • Location Data Management
  • Data Management for Big Data
  • Data Exchange

Software Systems

  • Context Management
  • Software Engineering of IoT Systems

CAPABILITIES

Research in Cyber Security requires to combine the development of advanced security mechanisms with analysing and understanding the threats and requirements for systems in various application domains. Advanced cryptographic algorithms or blockchain-based solutions developed at Monash enable interconnected  highly distributed systems with strong security foundations.  Complemented by hardware-based security, formal security modelling and verification, biometrics, game theory and strong interdisciplinary cyber security knowledge, the Monash Cyber Security group delivers research that is highly relevant for current and future systems in areas such as the Internet of Things, cloud-based ecosystems, smart power grids, digital health and  intelligent transport.

Collaboration is one key element of cyber security research. Therefore, Monash leads the Oceania Cyber Security Centre (OCSC), a joint venture of eight Victorian Universities, funded by the Victorian Government.  In addition to facilitating collaboration with industry partners in Australia, the OCSC has also establishes international collaborations. One example is a project on maturity of cyber security capabilities on the level of nation states with Oxford University.

CASE STUDIES

  • Designing for Data Confidentiality and Resilience (Data 61)
  • New Efficient Cryptographic Tools for Data Privacy and Software Protection (ARC Discovery Project)
  • Lattices as a constructive and destructive cryptographic tool (ARC Discovery Project)
  • Research and design of security and cryptography software (Industry Project)
  • Cryptographic Access Control (Industry Project)
  • eReferrals (Monash Institute of Medical Engineering Grant)
  • Secure and Privacy-Preserving Data Collection for Transportation Domain (Monash Inter-disciplinary Grant)
  • Secure search and evaluate with practical functionalities on big encrypted data (Monash FIT Early Career Researcher Seed Grant)
  • Security Technology Research in Fog Computing (Shenzhen Municipal Science and Technology Innovation Council International Research Grant)
  • Secure search and evaluate with practical functionalities on big encrypted data (Monash FIT Early Career Researcher Seed Grant)

CONTACT

Professor Bala Srinivasan

Professor Bala Srinivasan
Director, Cyber Security and Systems
T: +61 3 9905 5333
E: srini@monash.edu