Internet Commerce Security Laboratory (ICSL)


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Faculty of Science and Technology Newsletter

Tuesday 23 December 2014

The November - December 2014 edition of the Faculty of Science and Technology Newsletter is now available. ...

Research Directors: CIAO, ICSL, MCCAIR

Wednesday 17 December 2014

For some time now we have had Acting Directors of the Centre for Informatics and Applied Optimization (CIAO), Internet Commerce Security Laboratory (ICSL) and Multimedia Computing, Communications and Artificial Intelligence Research (MCCAIR). Following calls for expressions of Interest in Research Director positions, I am able to announce that the following appointments have been made:

ICSL signs Memorandum of Understanding with Troyes University of Technology - UTT, France

Friday 19 September 2014

The Internet Commerce Security Laboratory (ICSL) which is located in the Centre for Informatics and Applied Optimization at Mt Helen Campus has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Troyes University of Technology - UTT, to work collaboratively on Open Source Intelligence.  This will provide opportunities for ICSL to expand its international collaborations in areas of soci...

New Acting Director at ICSL

Thursday 21 August 2014

Dr Iqbal Gondal has been appointed as Acting Director, at the Internet Commerce Security Laboratory (ICSL), located at the Greenhill Enterprise Centre. ICSL is a key laboratory of the Centre for Informatics and Applied Optimisation (CIAO).

5th Cybercrime and Trustworthy Computing Conference: Call for papers

Friday 15 August 2014

The Cybercrime and Trustworthy Computing Conference (CTC-2014) is a workshop designed to link industry, government and academia to help solve problems in the cybercrime space.  The 2014 Conference will be held 20 & 21 November 2014 and will be hosted at Massey University, New Zealand. For more information and how to submit a paper go to

ICSL researcher wins SITE Award for Research

Wednesday 23 July 2014

ICSL Reseach Fellow Dr Robert Layton won the Research Award for outstanding research involvement with internal and external clients at the School of Science, Information Technology and Engineering Staff Award Ceremony on Monday 21st July 2014.

Malware Reverse Engineering Workshop now open for registrations

Monday 7 July 2014

We are pleased to announce that the Malware Reverse Engineering Workshop (MRE) is now open for registration. This workshop aims to share technical advances in the field of malware analysis, including static analysis, behavioural analysis and recent findings in the workings of malware. The workshop will be held on Monday 25th August 2014 in a central location in Melbourne, Australia. This year we a...

Red Marker and ICSL work to detect misleading financial advice

Wednesday 18 June 2014

Financial advice needs to follow a strict set of rules to ensure that people are not misled about the opportunities. Dr Robert Layton at the Internet Commerce Security Laboratory has been working with Sydney-based company Red Marker to develop a prototype online system that parses blog entries, looking for bad financial advice and misleading statements....

Cyber Security Challenge Australia 2014

Friday 16 May 2014

Internet Commerce Security Laboratory Students from Federation University Australia, Mt Helen Campus recently participated in the third Cyber Security Challenge Australia on 7 & 8 May 2014.  The competition, which tested the student's skills in security, hacking and forensics, was run over 24 hours across Australia. Dr Robert Layton, Resear...

ICSL working with PhishLabs on fighting malware

Thursday 24 April 2014

The Internet Commerce Security Laboratory (ICSL) has begun work with US-based security company PhishLabs on analysing malware. PhishLabs is a fast-growing company that provides cybercrime protection and intelligence services. Their clients including many of the most targeted businesses in the world, including 4 of the top 5 US financial institutions, and several banks in Australia and New Zealand....

Grant awarded for identity theft research

Wednesday 21 November 2012

Researchers from the University of Ballarat have been awarded a grant to explore the chances of identity theft through websites such as Facebook and other social media sites. The trustees of the Telematics Trust have awarded $29,990 to the Internet Commerce Security Laboratory (ICSL) to develop a new product named IDThief. "We will develop an application that wil...

Be aware of online threats: ICSL

Wednesday 6 June 2012

Researchers at the Internet Commerce Security Laboratory (ICSL) at the University of Ballarat encourage people to become aware of the threats posed online, such as malware and identity theft. Practising safe security measures can help protect against these threats. "The internet is a great enabler of business, education and socialising – but it always pays ...