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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 ...