Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Cyber Security Research Group (CSRG)

Research Area Leader:

Tanveer Zia

Professor Tanveer Zia

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

Overview

The Cyber Security Research Group (CSRG), housed within the School of Computing and Mathematics, conducts innovative, relevant and ground-breaking research across a wide spectrum of cyber security areas, including Computer Network Security, Security of Wireless and Body Sensor Networks, Data Protection in Social Networks, Privacy Preserving Data Sharing, Vulnerability Assessment, Malware Analysis, Security Threats in Cloud Computing, Security of Internet of Things (IoT), and Digital Forensics.

The CSRG contributes to Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy and is one of the research participants in the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (CSCRC) and leads the “Privacy Preserving Data Sharing in a Hyperconnected World” research theme.  The members of the CSRG also contribute to the NSW Cyber Security Innovation Node which is part of the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network (AustCyber) and the NSW Government.

The CSRG vision is to produce high quality and impactful research output and make a significant contribution to Australia’s readiness and response to Cyber Security threats.

The CSRG mission is to perform innovative, relevant and useful research that solves the Cyber security problems that arise as a result of the advancements in ICT by utilising latest research methods and technologies.

The CSRG goals include:

  • conduct impactful cyber security research and build linkages with individuals, government organisations, and industry partners
  • develop collaborations with cyber security researchers from other cyber security research providers and industry organisations to combat cyber threats at national level
  • contribute to achieving world level ranking in Excellence of Research in Australia (ERA) in cyber security field of research
  • contribute to developing research projects that generate outcomes to help our regional communities to protect their information assets

Members

Name

Title/Position

Research Interests

Location

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Irfan Altas

Head of School and Associate Professor

 

Wagga Wagga

Irfan Altas

Yeslam Al-Saggaf

Associate Professor in Information Technology

Cross device tracking and security of databases in mobile apps

Wagga Wagga

Yeslam Al-Saggaf

Tanveer Zia

Professor in Computing

Security, privacy, and trust in the Internet of Things; Mobile communication and wireless networks security; Cyber risk management and cyber security policy; Access control and authentication

Wagga  Wagga

Tanveer Zia

Oliver Burmeister

Professor in Information Systems and Senior Research Fellow

Ethics; human factors

Wagga Wagga

Oliver Burmeister

Manoranjan Paul

Professor in Computer Science

 

Bathurst

Manoranjan Paul

Zahid Islam

Professor in Computer Science

Privacy Preserving Data Mining, Privacy Preserving Data Publishing, Privacy Preserving Data Sharing, Application of Machine Learning for Cyber Security

Bathurst

Zahid Islam

Lihong Zheng

Associate Professor in Computer Science

Artificial intelligence, Network security, Wireless sensor network, and Internet of Things

Wagga  Wagga

Lihong Zheng

Azizur Rahman

Associate Professor in Mathematics and Statistics

 

Wagga  Wagga

Azizur Rahman

Iftikhar Mohsin

Senior Lecturer in Computing

 

Wagga  Wagga

Iftikhar Mohsin

Arif Khan

Senior Lecturer in Computing

Cyber Security in Next Generation Wireless Networks

Wagga  Wagga

Arif Khan

Rafiqul Islam

Associate Professor in Computing

Cybersecurity with a specific focus on malware analysis and classification, authentication, security in the cloud, social media, Internet of Things (IoT) and the Dark web security.

Albury

Dr MD Rafiqul Islam

Quazi Mamun

Senior Lecturer in Computing

 

Wagga  Wagga

Quazi Mamun

Maumita Bhattacharya

Senior Lecturer in Information Technology

Artificial Intelligence (AI) for robust and resilient cybersecurity systems; Electronic Fraud (eFraud) & Threats; Cybersecurity Management & Governance; Human Dimensions of Cybersecurity

Albury

Maumita Bhattacharya

Peter White

Adjunct Lecturer

Digital identity management, federated identity, zero-trust operations in networks, cloud environments and federation, enterprise risk management in a cloud environment

Bathurst

Peter White

Ken Eustace

Adjunct Lecturer in Information Technology

Human Factors, Machine Learning, Fake News and False Information, Ethics, Multidisciplinary Cyber Security Responses and Responsibilities.

Wagga Wagga

Ken Eustace

Sabih Rehman

Senior Lecturer in Computing

Internet of Things (IoT) Security, Vehicular communication security, Physical layer security

Wagga  Wagga

Sabih Rehman

Ashad Kabir

Senior Lecturer in Computer Science

User-centric Privacy, Blockchain, Context-aware Access Control

Bathurst

Ashad Kabir 

Arash Mahboubi

Lecturer in Computing

Computer/mobile malware, ransomware, malware analysis, modelling, malware epidemic and attack mining

Port Macquarie

Arash Mahboubi 

Michael Bewong

Lecturer in Computing

Privacy preserving data sharing; Platforms and architecture for cybersecurity

Wagga Wagga

Michael Bewong 

Yinhao Jiang

Cyber Security CRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow

 

Wagga Wagga

 

Ba Dung Le

Cyber Security CRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow

 

Wagga Wagga

Projects

Current Students

Name

Award

Mozammel Chowdhury

PhD

Mark Duffy

PhD

Syed Usman Jamil

PhD

Muhammad Rana

PhD

Khondker Jahid Reza

PhD

Ron Bester

DIT

Jamil Ispahany

DIT

Peter Padiet

DIT

Andrew Groome

Honours

Javeriah Saleem

Honours

PhD/DBA Topics

The following opportunities exist in Internet Security:

SupervisorTopic

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

  • Data protection in social network sites

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

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

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

Associate Professor Lihong Zheng
lzheng@csu.edu.au
02 6933 2387

  • Securing the cloud

Honours

SupervisorTopic

Associate Professor 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

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

  • Securing the cloud

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

  • Business-to-business collaboration while hiding sensitive information

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