Professor Craig Valli
Director, ECU Security Research Institute
Professor Valli has over 30 years’ experience in the ICT Industry, and regularly consults with industry and government, conducting research on securing networks and critical infrastructures, detection of network borne threats, forensic analysis of cyber security incidents, network security and digital forensics.
Craig has worked in the education and research sector his entire life, initially within the secondary sector teaching ICT.
In addition to this, Craig was part owner and director of one of Perth’s first Internet Service providers (Global Data Access) in 1995. Then, focusing on a new direction in his career he re-entered postgraduate study, completing a Masters of Management Information Systems in 2000 (Deans List) and that same year commenced work at ECU, holding various positions including Lecturer and Head of School for the School of Computer and Security Science, before accepting his current position of Director of the ECU Security Research Institute in 2012. That same year, Craig was made a Professor of Digital Forensics.
Presently filling the role of Acting Research Director for the Cyber Security Co-operative Research Centre (CSCRC), Craig is also a member of the High Tech Crime Investigators Association (Australian Chapter), the INTERPOL Cyber Crime Experts Group, AISA, IEEE and a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society.
He serves on several cyber security related conference committees and journal editorial boards, and is the founder and current Chair of the Australian Digital Forensics Conference.