As we currently have a large number of PhD students, we are only actively searching for excellent
PhD students to carry out research in
Information Security Management.
These students should have backgrounds that will contribute to our research needs. In
particular, at the moment, we need prospective PhD students with an
Organisational Psychology, or a Cognitive Psychology background.
we are assessing applications we want to know how committed you are and
whether we think that you will be able to complete the PhD within the
required 3 years (or Master of Research in 2 years). This is assessed
by us by looking at your background and your marks so far in your
studies. Some of the things we look for are:
- Have you got a research background - this is essential for Phd, but if you are looking at a Masters less important
your marks good enough - an average mark of 80+% (including a research
component of study) is normally required to get into a PhD program.
you are a self funded student you will need a
grade of 80% plus with excellent English skills
you are a looking for funding you will need a
grade of 85% plus with excellent English skills, and will need to compete for a scholarship.
- Whether your writing skills are up to scratch
- Whether your verbal skills are up to scratch (yes we will want to talk to you prior to taking you on)
your background is compatible with our research - we do not take
on students with a technical computer science background - our research
is in the Management of Information Systems Security. Students with a
technical background intending to focus on cryptography please contact Dr Udaya Parampalli, for network security please contact Professor Chris Leckie.
- Do we think that you will fit into our research group and agenda
The School of Engineering at the
University of Melbourne lists the criteria that we will be using to
assess your application. These can be found at http://www.eng.unimelb.edu.au/study/graduate/phd-engineering.html
A number of different topics are
available which include:
- Security and Knowledge Management
- Decision Processes for Security Management
- Maturity of Security
- Security Culture
- Security Policy
- Information Security Risk Assessment
- Information Security Governance
- Information Security within Health Informatics
- Current Issues in Organisational Information Security
- Generational Differences and Impact on Information Security
We may also be interested in other topics in Information Security Management
that are suggested to us by potential students.