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Cybersecurity lab

Faculty of Information Technology


Cybersecurity Lab at Monash University within the Faculty of Information Technology focusses on different aspects of cybersecurity research. Our research has been supported by Australian Research Council (ARC), Data 61 and a number of industry partners. Our mission is to develop solutions to the security, privacy, reliability, trust, and performance issues of different system environments. Our lab has strong collaboration between academics, industries and governments, both locally and internationally.

Research area

  • Cryptography
  • Blockchain
  • Cryptocurrency Technology
  • Big Data Security
  • Privacy Enhanced Technology
  • Trusted Computing
  • IoT Security
  • Biometric Security
  • Network Security

Research project

  • 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 Personal Health Records in Public Platforms (National Natural Science Foundation of China)


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We provide the following teaching units in Monash for different cybersecurity areas:​


  • FIT1047 -  Introduction to computer systems, networks and security
  • FIT2093 - Introduction to cyber security 
  • FIT3173 - Software security
  • FIT3031 - Information and network security


  • FIT5003 - Software security
  • FIT5037 - Network security
  • FIT5124 - Advanced topics in security
  • FIT5129 - Enterprise IT security - planning, operations and management


Academic Staffs

PhD Students

  • Shabnam Kasra (March 2016 - present)
  • Wilson Alberto Torres (September 2016 - present)
  • Bin Yu (October 2016 - present)
  • Hagen Lauer (October 2016 - present)
  • Shangqi Lai (November 2016 - present)
  • Komal Komal (May 2015 - present)
  • Trung Dinh (Jan 2015 - present)
  • Muhammed Esgin (Jan 2017 - present)
  • Cong Zuo (May 2017 - present)
  • Dimaz Ankaa Wijaya (June 2017 - present)
  • Ahmad Salehi Shahraki (March 2017 - present)


  • Kai He (Jinan University, China) (September 2015 - September 2016)
  • Cong Zuo (Zhejiang Gongshang University, China) (January 2016 - December 2016)