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We extend our warm welcome to you for the second annual UQ Cyber Security Research Conference 2024. 

This conference represents a notable accomplishment in the field of cyber security research & development at UQ, as we assemble to exchange insights, investigate cutting-edge technologies and methodologies, and establish new partnerships. 

As we all know, the need for effective cyber security has never been greater. Our world is becoming increasingly interconnected, and as a result, we face ever more complex and sophisticated threats to our digital infrastructure. Cyber attacks can have serious consequences, ranging from financial losses to damage to our critical infrastructure, and even to threats to national security.

This is precisely why events such as this conference hold tremendous significance. By convening preeminent researchers, HDR students, practitioners, industry experts, and policymakers from UQ and worldwide, we possess an exceptional prospect to gain knowledge from each other, share ideas, and work together towards groundbreaking resolutions to the obstacles that confront us. 

We have prepared various research talks in the field of cyber security research. We will explore topics such as AI for cyber security, cyber defence for industrial control systems,  applied cryptography and formal methods, novel cyber defence techniques and much more. We will also have ample opportunities to network, exchange ideas, and build new relationships that will help to advance the state of the art in this critically important field.

On behalf of the organising committee, we would like to welcome to each and every one of you. Thank you for joining us at this event, and I look forward to a productive and enlightening few days ahead.



Ryan Ko and Dan Kim

General chairs

General Chairs

  • Prof Ryan Ko, Chair & Director, Cyber Security, The University of Queensland, Australia
  • A/Prof Dan Kim, Deputy Director, Cyber Security, The University of Queensland, Australia

Program Chairs

Industry Liaison Chair 

  • Mr Grant Ferguson, Senior Manager (Industry & Development), The University of Queensland, Australia   

Local Organisation Chair

  • Mrs Kana Smith, Project Manager, UQ Cyber, The University of Queensland, Australia 
  • Ms Wenlu Zhang, PhD student, The University of Queensland, Australia   

Web Chair

  • Mr Shunyao Wang, PhD student, The University of Queensland, Australia   

Keynote Speeches


Tentative Program

Day 1: Thursday, 11 July 2024 Opening/Conference

Time (Brisbane time, UTC +10)

Session information

8:00 - 9:00

Registration open

9:00 - 9:05

Welcome by Prof Ryan Ko, Chair and Director of UQ Cyber 


Remarks by Mr Rob Champion, QLD Government CISO, (TBC)


Guidance remarks by A/Prof Dan Kim 


Keynote 1 - Dr Jonathan Pan, HTX Government of Singapore (TBC)


Morning tea break


Keynote 2 - Mr Padmanabhan Krishnan, Oracle 


Keynote 3 - Mr Dave Lacey, IDCARE


Presentation - Cryptoloc Cloud




Welcome Remarks by Prof Sue Harrison


Top conference paper session (PHD Talk Sessions) 

15.00pm - 15.30pm

Afternoon tea break

15.30pm onwards

UQ Seed funding Researchers (Talk Sessions)


Best presentation awards


Wrap up by AusCERT

Tour (optional) at 8am upon request


Talk schedule at a Glance



Room C207, Hawken Engineering (50), UQ