The Defence, Security and Resilience theme focuses on understand a broad range of areas including cybersecurity, national security and identify theft, command and control, and disaster resilience. The research program involves highly novel applications of systems analysis and design methodologies to enhance security and resilience across these areas.
The significance of these projects are measured on the likely impact such threats have on the community and the adaptations in the environment to come from the research. One major area of focus involves identity security and the exploitation of personal information by organised crime. The Commonwealth Attorney-General Department estimates that this crime impacts around 1.2 million Australians each year. The breadth of this security threat itself is an indicator of the research significance and relevance. The impact of the research outcomes pursued include measures of community confidence and attitudes in the handling of personal information by organisations in the network, financial and emotional impacts on victims of this crime, and the overall efficiency of detection and response.
A key area of focus in the Defence, Security and Resilience theme is disaster resilience. The Centre has been engaged in a multi-stakeholder program of research involving clarifying disaster resilience and testing and developing new tools to assess disaster resilience in communities across Australia.
- Optimising illicit dark net marketplace interventions (ARC Linkage Project)
- Dark Net Systems
- Professor Paul Salmon
- Dr Ben Lane