Giving away personal data and AI smartphone security to feature at security conference

Research examining how Australians continue to give away sensitive personal data, and the latest smartphone security techniques using artificial intelligence, are on the agenda at one of Australia’s premier cyber security conferences.

Edith Cowan University’s (ECU’s) Security Research Institute (SRI) will host the 2016 SRI Security Congress at the University’s Joondalup Campus on 5 and 6 December 2016.

The ECU Security Research Institute is respected globally for its ` in digital forensics, cyber security, network and wireless security, information warfare and risk management in research, government and corporate environments.

2016’s conference brings together the top academic minds and industry heavyweights in the security field from around the world. A host of cutting-edge research papers will also be presented. They include:


  • An exploration of artefacts of remote desktop applications on Windows

How can remote desktop applications commonly used by corporate IT departments be utilised by cyber criminals to perform illegal activities and how can those activities be detected by investigators?

  • Survey on remnant data research, the artefacts recovered and the implications in a cyber security conscious world

Why aren’t Australians properly disposing of personal information on used thumbdrives and smartphones? Identity theft remains a concern of users but information about how to properly dispose of this information is often hard to locate or wrong.


  • An investigation of potential wireless security issues in traffic lights

Are traffic light systems used in Perth vulnerable to cyber attack similar to systems which have proven vulnerable in the United States?

  • A hybrid behaviour recognition and intrusion detection method for mobile devices

Smartphones are the key to many people’s lives and passwords protecting them aren’t all they’ve cracked up to be. Can we use AI to recognise users behaviour as a second layer of security?

The keynote presentations include:


1100101 OR 1+1+0+1+0+1 – it’s about more than numbers
Jenni Lightowlers
Founding Partner, FAL Lawyers
Collaboration and innovation in 21st century in Australia and around the world is part of our mantra but it’s hard to do well. This talk addresses some of the pitfalls in putting together and operationalising a successful collaboration. It describes the elements of success that are applicable across sectors, whatever the field of engagement.

The need for joint intelligence planning & interdiction

Gary Hale
Director, Cyber Security & Innovation, Security & Trust Organisation, Cisco
Join Gary for this thought provoking session to discuss the vital role that industry is providing to governments, industry and researchers in helping them to enhance their understanding of the threat intelligence landscape. Gary will delve into specific use case examples of where these collaborative threat intelligence partnerships are making an impact against our cyber security adversaries.

Tuesday 8:30am

CERT Australia’s new cyber security programs

David Campbell
Acting Assistant Secretary, CERT Australia
The Australian Government’s Cyber Security Strategy included a range of new national programs and initiatives that will be led by CERT Australia, which will also increase significantly in size. David will provide information about these programs and initiatives as well as provide information about the current cyber security environment from the perspective of the CERT Australia.

Event information

Date: 5 December to  6 December 2016
Time: From 8:30am daily.
Venue: Edith Cowan University, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup 6027

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