Welcome to UNSW Institute for Cyber Security

Cyber security is more important than it has ever been in protecting Australian citizens and residents, as well as our collective national security and economic prosperity.

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The UNSW Institute for Cyber Security (IFCYBER) spans both the Canberra and Sydney campuses. We are an active community with over 100 members across our faculties, including our postdocs and HDR students.

Collectively, we are placing Australia as a leader in conducting excellence in multidisciplinary cyber security research, education, innovation, and commercialisation. We welcome the cyber community from academia, industry, and government to join us in our pursuits.

About us


Our research expertise is truly multidisciplinary. It includes experts from across the board, including engineering and computer science, the arts, social sciences, psychology, business, law, and science. Researchers often work together on interdisciplinary projects to ensure that humans and policy are not considered as an afterthought.


Both campuses at UNSW have a range of courses – at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, some of which are online or in hybrid mode.

Short courses

We offer a suite of professional education courses to help develop the skills sets of anyone interested in understanding or develop further skills in cyber security. From bootcamp (for those with an interest but little knowledge), to more specialised training. We have a clear training pathway with different entry and exit points.

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