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NT Academic Centre for Cyber Security and Innovation


The vision of the NT Academic Centre for Cyber Security and Innovation (ACCI) is to be an internationally recognised research centre that conducts multi-disciplinary research to bridge the social-technical divide between academia, industry, and government, and to provide research and training on technical and non-technical aspects.

Key research areas

Our key research areas include:

  • Cyber security governance and risk management 

  • Human-centred security and AI

  • Organisations and cybercrime

  • Health informatics

  • Critical infrastructure security

  • AI for environmental and social good

Director's message

Associate Professor Mamoun Alazeb
Director: Professor Mamoun Alazab

I would like to welcome you to the NT Academic Centre for Cyber Security and Innovation (ACCI).  The centre brings together 25+ research active staff across CDU that use a multi-disciplinary approach to promote innovative research in Information and Computing Sciences, with a focus on Cyber Security, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.

We have a proven record in building effective collaborations between industry, government and researchers, solving real-world solutions to stay at the forefront of innovation, deliver capabilities in workforce operations, and to address the most pressing challenges facing society today.  Our teaching, research excellence, collaborative approach, and dynamic staff and students make ACCI different.

Our centre is open to researchers, collaborators, and partners who are interested in working with us. At the end, just as we are all connected like never before, we have to work together like never before, both to seize opportunities of technological advancement, but to also meet the challenge of this Information Age together.

ACCI Director, Professor Mamoun Alazab

Why choose ACCI

  • Performance above world standard in Information and Computing Sciences

    2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) ranking: 4




  • CDU IT Code Fair: Showcasing students’ IT talents and skills to the community.

  • #3 in Australia for postgraduate learner engagement in computing and information technology

    According to the Good Universities Guide 2024


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