RMIT University’s Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation (CCSRI) is a multidisciplinary research centre that includes researchers across the university to carry out research relating to the organisational, human and technology aspects of Cybersecurity.
The RMIT CCSRI was launched during the early stages of the COVID-19 lockdown. The official launch event was held successfully online on 17 July 2022 with almost 200 attendees joining to participate in this event. The launch was organised by the College of Business and Law in collaboration with the Information in Society Enabling Impact Platform.
The Centre’s Director, Professor Matt Warren, acknowledged the key role of Information in Society (RMIT staff login required) in the formation of CCSRI at a critical stage. Working with the then-EIP Director Professor Mark Sanderson, Information in Society helped broker key links and introductions to essential partners and networks to support the recently-appointed CCSRI Director Professor Warren, facilitating the shaping and rapid integration into RMIT of the CCSRI.
This partnership has strengthened since the launch through continued support and collaboration via the new ISE EIP Director, Professor Matt Duckham. Reflecting this growing strength, RMIT was ranked second in the country in the 2023 The Australian National Research Futures Award in Cybersecurity.