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The University of New South Wales, also known as UNSW Sydney, is a public research university based in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is one of the founding members of Group of Eight, a coalition of Australian research-intensive universities.

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IFCYBER 2022: Cyber Security for Society Conference

The UNSW Institute for Cyber Security (IFCYBER) inaugural conference, Cyber Security for Society, will be held at the UNSW Kensington, Sydney campus on 8 April 2022. This multidisciplinary conference will discuss and debate cyber issues relating to engineering & computer science, the arts, social sciences, psychology, business, law, and science.

The organizer have invited speakers leading in the field of cyber security across government, industry, and academia.

Cyber Security Start-up Journey Q&A with Dr Hassan Habibi Gharakheili

You are cordially invited to a fireside conversation with Dr. Hassan Habibi Gharakheili, co-founder of CyAmast, an Australian IoT Network Security business, about his entrepreneurial/start-up journey, his experiences, obstacles, and advice for aspiring entrepreneurs.

Hassan Habibi Gharakheili is a senior lecturer at the University of New South Wales’ School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications. His current research focuses on programmable networks, learning-based computer systems, and linked IoT cybersecurity. He is also the CTO and co-founder of CyAmast, a UNSW spin-off that provides software for protecting IoT devices at the network level.

Putting a Human Spin on Cyber with Dr Marthie Grobler

The discussion will not be very technical, but will offer an overview of the area of human-centric security and will quickly touch on a number of our ongoing initiatives at CSIRO.

Marthie Grobler is deeply committed to making cybersecurity more accessible. Her research focuses on human-centric cyber security, which involves improving the usability of security technologies by taking into account human characteristics. She was instrumental in the formation of a new human-centric security research team at CSIRO, which is tasked with tackling the alignment and integration of human aspects in the cyber realm in order to improve security adoption and efficiency. Her expertise is in a very specialized area of cyber security, at the convergence of cyber security, useable security, and human computer interface. Marthie is passionate about increasing cyber security across user groups, taking into account traditional usability metrics, governance and policies, as well as cyber security maturity and resilience. Her key contributions are in the areas of cyber risk and governance, as well as cyber education and digital upskilling. She earned her PhD in Computer Science (with a focus on Digital Forensic Governance) from the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, and worked as a Professor of Practice at the University of Johannesburg’s Faculty of Science for several years. She holds the ISACA Certification for Information Security Manager (CISM). Marthie is presently employed as Team Leader: Human Centric Security at CSIRO, Data61 in Melbourne, Australia.

Counting the Costs of Cybercrime in Australia in 2021

The cost of cybercrime in Australia in 2021 is estimated in this presentation. It concentrates on ‘pure’ cybercrimes such as unlawful network access (hacking), data manipulation, and system degradation, and discusses the economic effect on people, small, medium, and large organizations, and government bodies. It estimates the direct and indirect expenses to the Australian economy using current research from the Australian Institute of Criminology and the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s Annual Cyber Threat Report for 2020–21. Although a worldwide estimate is provided, further study is required to increase the quantity of information now available and to provide an evaluation of how the cost of cybercrime is evolving over time.

Russell G Smith holds degrees from the University of Melbourne in law, psychology, and criminology, as well as a PhD from King’s College London. He began his career as a lawyer before becoming a criminology lecturer at the University of Melbourne. He then accepted a post at the Australian Institute of Criminology, where he is currently an Honorary Fellow after retiring as Principal Criminologist after nearly 25 years. He is also a Professor in Flinders University’s College of most popular online casinos , Government, and Law, as well as a Fellow and past President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology.

UNSW Institute for Cyber Security Events in 2022 - 2023

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April 8, 2022


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June 1, 2022