Our mission is to develop solutions to the security, privacy, reliability, trust, and performance issues of different system environments.
At Monash, we apply cryptography research into blockchain to develop privacy mechanisms and consensus protocols that are currently in use.
Our researchers are also part of an international team that has developed 'RepuCoin'– a world-first blockchain system that can defend malicious activity by attackers who possess more than half of the system’s computing power.
RepuCoin has the potential to be applied in a number of global sectors including Fintech, energy, food supply chains, health care and future 5G networks.
Pushing the boundaries of what's possible with cryptographic algorithms, our researchers are creating solutions to address tomorrow's key challenges.
With the rise of quantum computers, we're exploring new ways to design secure systems that go beyond today's encryption strategies.
One solution we're researching involves keeping data encrypted during searches or computation and only decrypting results. We're also investigating mechanisms such as ring signatures which provide authentication for transactions while maintaining privacy or anonymity – as well as attribute-based encryption for new ways of achieving access control.
Focusing on the human aspects of security, we apply a holistic, end-to-end perspective to our research – from personal devices to entire countries.
Viewing security solutions as an enabler, we aim to design systems in different ways to make them more resilient and secure. This includes the protection against vulnerabilities, as well as understanding the impact and flow-on effect on business processes.
We also regularly advise on policy and actions to manage risks.