Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Cyber Security

Research Area leader:

Dr MD Rafiqul Islam 

Dr MD Rafiqul Islam

  • Overview
  • Members
  • Projects
  • Current Students
  • PhD/DBA Topics
  • Honours

Overview

Of the 23 million people who live in Australia today, more than 19 million use the internet for all aspects of daily life including socialising, shopping and paying bills just to name a few. As the number of users needing to access information continues to increase and as more and more businesses, government departments and other organisations make their services available online, the sophistication of attackers, driven by financial gains, also continues to increase. This suggests that the threats to personal information, financial data, corporate assets and critical infrastructure are greater than ever. It is therefore vital for computerised systems, web servers, networks and applications over the internet to be sufficiently secure against such threats and attacks. 

The aim of this Research Area is to address the security issues that accompany the advancements in information and communication technologies (ICTs) including the securing of computerized systems, web servers, networks and applications with the mission of making a significant contribution to  Australia's readiness and response to the various security threats and attacks. The ICT Security Research Area is well aligned with the National Security Science and Innovation Priorities which was released by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet on 15 November 2011.

The ICT Security group, housed within the School of Computing and Mathematics, conducts innovative, relevant and ground-breaking research across a wide spectrum of security areas, including Computer Network Security, Security issues in Wireless Sensor Networks, Data Protection in Social Network Sites, Privacy Preserving Data Mining in centralised and distributed data sets, and Security Threats in Cloud Computing.

Several members of this group have been successful in attracting Australian Research Council and industry funding and publishing their research results in top ranking journals. Members of the group are also collaborating with important partners such as the Global Institute for Cybersecurity + Research, IT Masters, and the Department of Lands.

Please click to download the Cyber Security Group flyer.

Members

Name

Title/Position

Employer if not Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences, CSU

Location

Picture

Irfan Altas

Associate Professor

Computing and Mathematics

Wagga Wagga

Terry Bossomaier

Professor

Computing and Mathematics

Bathurst

Steven D'Alessandro

Professor

Marketing

Bathurst

Professor Steven D'Alessandro

Chang-Tsun Li

Professor

Computing and Mathematics

Wagga Wagga

Yeslam Al-Saggaf

Associate Professor

 Computing and Mathematics

Wagga Wagga

Tanveer  Zia

Associate  Professor

Computing and Mathematics

Wagga  Wagga

Oliver Burmeister

Associate Professor

Computing and Mathematics

Wagga Wagga

Manoranjan  Paul

Associate Professor

Computing and Mathematics

Bathurst

Zahidul  Islam

Associate Professor

 Computing and Mathematics

Bathurst

Lihong  Zheng

Senior  Lecturer

 Computing and Mathematics

Wagga  Wagga

Ang Li-Minn

Senior Lecturer

Computing and Mathematics

Wagga  Wagga

Azizur Rahman

Senior Lecturer

Computing and Mathematics

Wagga  Wagga

Iftikhar Mohsin

Senior Lecturer

Computing and Mathematics

Wagga  Wagga


Arif Khan

Lecturer

Computing and Mathematics

Wagga  Wagga

Rafiqul  Islam

Senior  Lecturer

 Computing and Mathematics

Albury

Dr MD Rafiqul Islam

Quazi  Mamun

Senior  Lecturer

 Computing and Mathematics

Wagga  Wagga

Maumita  Bhattacharya

Lecturer

 Computing and Mathematics

Albury

Peter  White

Adjunct  Lecturer

Department of  Lands

Bathurst

Ken  Eustace

Adjunct  Lecturer

 Computing and Mathematics

Wagga Wagga

Sabih Rehman

 Lecturer

 Computing and Mathematics

Wagga  Wagga

Projects

Current Students

Name

Award

Hussein Nabulsi

PhD

Samuel Fletcher

PhD

Md Nasim Adnan

PhD

Abul Hasem Beg

PhD

Fazle Rabbi

PhD

Mozammel Hoque

PhD

Fidel Ikundi

DIT

Roshan Dakhal

DIT

Erdal Owakawa

DIT

Khondker Jahid Reza

PhD

Maslina A Aziz

PhD

G. Thomas

DIT

Xufeng Lin

PhD

Ruizhe Li,

PhD

Yu Guan

PhD

PhD/DBA Topics

The following opportunities exist in Internet Security:

SupervisorTopic

Dr Yeslam Al-Saggaf
yalsaggaf@csu.edu.au
02 6933 2593  

  • Data protection in social network sites

Dr Zahid Islam
zislam@csu.edu.au
02 6933 2415  

  • Privacy preserving data mining
  • Privacy preserving trust models for business to business communication

Associate Professor Tanveer Zia
tzia@csu.edu.au
02 6933 2024  

  • Redefining information security metrics to increase the maturity level of security processes
  • Designing deployable information security standards
  • Security issues in an increasingly interconnected world of large-scale IT infrastructures
  • Closing the gap between users' mental model of the information security system and the reality of the system
  • Data breach prevention strategies for smart devices
  • Setting the compliance standards in cloud security
  • Designing a simulative architecture for penetration testing
  • Study of procedures for testing the robustness of exploits and their ability to bypass the detection systems
  • A balance between accessibility of information and its costs to privacy

Maumita Bhattacharya
mbhattacharya@csu.edu.au
02 6051 9619  

  •  Computational intelligence for network security

Dr Lihong Zheng
lzheng@csu.edu.au
02 6933 2387  

  •  Securing the cloud

Honours

SupervisorTopic

Dr Yeslam Al-Saggaf
yalsaggaf@csu.edu.au
02 6933 2593
Wagga Wagga
Discipline: Computing & Mathematics.

  • Threats to personal information in social networks sites
  • Invading privacy at country level: the case of Google

Dr Lihong Zheng
lzheng@csu.edu.au
02 6933 2387
Wagga Wagga
Discipline: Computing & Mathematics.

  • Securing the cloud

Dr Zahid Islam
zislam@csu.edu.au
02 69332415
Bathurst
Discipline: Computing & Mathematics.

  • Business-to-business collaboration while hiding sensitive information

Associate Professor Tanveer Zia
tzia@csu.edu.au
02 6933 2024
Wagga Wagga
Discipline: Computing & Mathematics

  • Vulnerability patching in smart phones

Maumita Bhattacharya
mbhattacharya@csu.edu.au
02 6051 9619
Albury-Wodonga
Discipline: Computing & Mathematics.

  • Biologically inspired computation for anomaly detection