Cyber Security

In the digital era where devices outnumbering humans has seen the growth in technology related crimes.  Individual to businesses face serious threats from hackers, breaches and compliance issues. The cyber security research at Charles Darwin University is aiming to achieve fundamental advances in theory, design and management of techniques and models to ensure security in information systems and services.  CDU works closely with Department of Corporate and Information Services, Northern Territory government in the space of policy and governance research.

Charles Darwin University offers PhD and Masters by Research programs. There are opportunities for prospective new postgraduate students interested in research. Scholarships are available to cover the tuition fee and living expenses.
The research projects and possible PhD and Masters by Research may include:

  • Australian cyber policy and standards
  • Technologies of cybersecurity
  • People, Process and Technology
  • Security and Privacy in IoT (Internet of Things)
  • Application security / Mobile apps security
  • Vulnerability assessment and exploitation of existing protocols


Research Coordinator: Bharanidharan Shanmugam