The goal of Institute of Cybersecurity and Cryptology is to conduct research, initiate and implement innovations in cybersecurity, Information security and computer security.

Institute of Cybersecurity and Cryptology (iC2), formerly known as Centre for Computer and Information Security Research, is well known worldwide for its knowledge and ability to train people in the area of computer and information security. This training is key to initiating and implementing innovations in cyber security, information security and computer security. The Centre is the initiator of the prestigious Annual International Conference on the Theory and Application of Cryptology and Information Security (Asiacrypt) under the auspices of the International Association for Cryptology Research (IACR).

The iC2 is led by Prof. Willy Susilo, a former ARC Future Fellow. The centre has 2 prestigious ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Fellows, 3 Professors, 2 Associate Professors, 3 Senior Lecturers, 1 Senior Research Fellow and 25 PhD students.

Accomplishments of the institute include continuous funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC) in the form of prestigious grants and collaborations with governmental bodies, such as Australian Signal Defence, DSTO, DATA61, etc.

The institute was awarded with an esteemed grant from the US National Institute Standards and Technology (NIST) to conduct research in the area of post-quantum cryptography.

The institute has been working successfully in several commercial research projects, in the banking sectors and SMEs.

The institute underpins the offerings of the following degree programs:

  • Bachelor of Computer Science (major in Digital Systems Security)
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (major in Cyber Security)
  • Master of Computer Science (major in Information and Network Security)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (major in Cyber Security)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (major in Cryptography)
Last reviewed: 16 June, 2017