Cyber Security – A multidisciplinary approach
Cyber Security is often approached as a technical problem that requires technical solutions. At UNSW Canberra Cyber, we take a multidisciplinary approach, examining the intersection of technology and the human. We challenge the oft-touted view that ‘the human is the weakest link’. Instead, we focus on improving technical solutions, whilst keeping the human in the loop. Where technology fails, we examine methods to improve upon human resilience. The Centre includes researchers in computer science, engineering, mathematics, psychology, business and management, philosophy, criminology, and sociology.
At UNSW Canberra Cyber, our research is funded by government, defence, and industry. We engage in both ‘blue skies’ and applied research. In particular, we enjoy working with our partners on ‘real world’ problems and welcome new partnerships.
Examples of current projects include:
- Combining cooperative with non-cooperative game theory to model W-Fi congestion in apartment blocks (Associate Professor den Hartog)
- An Intelligent Threat Evaluation Tool for Safeguarding Smart Airports (led by Dr Moustafa)
- Development of novel capabilities to support the Potentium wargame events (led by Dr Turnbull)
- Cyber Risks of COVID-19 (led by Professor Whitty)
Find out more about ground-breaking cyber security research UNSW Canberra Cyber delivers.
Written by Professor Monica Whitty, Director (Research), UNSW Canberra Cyber
Professor Whitty is Director (Research) Cyber for UNSW Canberra Cyber and a leading authority in Human Factors in Cyber Security.