Information is now a vital part of our economy and our society, from the millions of digital transactions happening daily to our personal tax and medical records. And just as we use armored protection and security vaults to protect valuable assets, network security is the protector of that information. Network Security is the process of taking physical and software preventative measures to protect the underlying networking infrastructure from unauthorized access, misuse, malfunction, modification, destruction, or improper disclosure, thereby creating a secure platform for computers, users and programs to perform their permitted critical functions within a secure environment.
The Network Security Research group is a part of the Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems in the School of Information and Communication Technology at Griffith University Gold Coast campus. Research projects in the group focus on various aspects of network and computer security, spanning from theory to practice. Research is conducted at master and doctoral levels, as well as through custom-made projects commissioned by industry and community partners.
The Network Security Research undertakes research primarily in the following areas:
- Applied Cryptography
- Cyber and Data Security
- Multimedia Security
- Sensor Networks Security
- Coding Techniques for Network Communications
- Network Security, Intrusion Detection and Wireless Security
- Information Assurance in e-Government Models
We interviewed number of our PhD candidates within the Network Security Research group to discover the future of network security:
Alireza Jolfaei – 3D content encryption
Patrick Crilly – Body sensor network protection
Muhammad Usman – Anomaly detection in wireless sensor networks