Cybersecurity

Monash provides solutions to industry to help protect security in cyberspace and prepare them for the challenges ahead.

Understanding how to deal with cyber security and ‘control the code’ is going to be a steep learning curve for all of us. In order to conquer the complex challenges close cooperation will be required between the corporate sector, governments and universities.  

Monash’s Cyber Security research team is focused on developing providing new security technology. Core competencies are cryptography, security engineering, security of critical infrastructures. Examples include work on advanced cryptographic algorithms and their applications, such as computing on encrypted data, blockchain-based application or post-quantum cryptography, hardware-based security, Trusted Computing, biometrics, or security of digital evidence.

Led by Monash, the newly established Oceania Cyber Security Centre (OCSC) brings together eight Victorian universities, major private sector partners and a partnership with Oxford University’s world leading Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre. The OCSC provides a strong hub for cyber security research supported by the Victorian Government.  

Focus areas for Cyber Security at Monash include:

  • Advanced Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Post-quantum Cryptography;
  • Validation and design of Security Protocols;
  • Security Engineering;
  • Digital Forensics, Digital Forensic Readiness;
  • Network Security;
  • Security Verification, Formal Methods;
  • Trusted Computing;
  • Security of Critical Infrastructures; and
  • Security by design / security engineering.