Dr Carsten Rudolph

Director / Oceania Cyber Security Centre (Associate Professor, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University)

Dr Carsten Rudolph is an Associate Professor with the Faculty of IT at Monash Clayton campus.

He received his PhD in Computer Science at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane in 2001. Since then, he worked at the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology SIT, Drmstadt, Germany, where he was head of the research department Trust and Compliance. In 2015, he co-ordinated the start of a new research group on Trusted Computing in Germany as part of the Huawei European Security Competence Centre in Germany.

Dr Rudolph has contributed extensively to four key areas of cyber security:

·        Trusted Computing, Security of critical infrastructures and Security of IT Networks

·        Security by design / security engineering / formal methods for security

·        Validation and design of security protocols

·        Digital forensic readiness and secure digital evidence

Dr Rudolph is currently the Director of the Oceania Cyber Security Centre (OCSC) - a collaboration of 8 Victorian Universities with substantial support from the Victorian Government, with the broad aim of engaging with industry to develop research and training opportunities for dealing with cyber security issues, on the following initiatives:

·        Critical Infrastructure and the Internet of Things
·        Verification
·        Social media and information security
·        Advanced Cryptography
·        Big Data
·        Network Security

The OCSC works with industry and government partners to provide advice on current and future security threats, to develop new technology and create commercialisation opportunities, to train staff and students on the latest techniques for protecting security.