ECU Security Research Institute

Edith Cowan University
ECU-SRI Security Congress

Keynote Speakers

Mike Davies

Dr Mike Davies

Research Leader, Cyber Assurance and Operations
Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO)

Nuggets, niches and networks: How does DSTO contribue to global cyber security R&D?

Cyber security research and development is a vast global field with national and international contributors across government, industry and academia. It is important that DSTO's R&D can be clearly differentiated from that of industry and academia and makes effective use of its unique position within government and the Department of Defence, aided by partnerships. The presentation will cover DSTO's R&D in cyber assurance and operations. It will focus particularly on the pursuit of autonomous cyber defence capabilities that will help tackle the growing critical vulnerabilities that accompany the emerging ubiquity of cyber physical systems.

Speaker biography

Dr Mike Davies is the Defence Science and Technology Organisation's (DSTO) Research Leader for Cyber Assurance and Operations (RLCAO). In this capacity he is responsible for DSTO's primary cyber security R&D and its support of the Defence department and broader national security. Mike's role includes being DSTO's lead for national cyber security research partnerships with academia and industry, representation on the PM&C national cyber security review, relationships with the US Department of Homeland Security in cyber security S&T, and the PREDICT approval coordinator.

Mike's current interests include realising technological solutions to ICT supply chain security, autonomous cyber security, defeating the cyber threat before it arrives through vulnerability discovery and mitigation, and how Australia might establish an accredited national conference in cyber security science and technology.

Contact Details

Emma Burke
Congress Coordinator
(61 8) 6304 5176

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline
30 September 2015

Acceptance Notification
6 November 2015

Camera Ready Papers
16 November 2015

Early Bird Registration
15 November 2015


  • Australian Computer Society
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  • Edith Cowan University