New ARC Linkage Grant with Deakin University and Trend Micro Systems, "Developing an active defence system to identify malicious domains and websites" 2012-2015.
Prof Vijay Varadharajan was involved in the following International Conferences and Forums in 2012:
Keynote Speaker at the Cloud Computing Forum, 21-22 Feb 2012, Australia
Keynote Speaker at the 14th Asia-Pacific Web International Conference (APWeb 2012), 11-13 April 2012, China (unable to attend due to ill health).
Invited Speaker at the FutureGov New Zealand Forum, Wellington, 24 May 2012 and FutureGov Forum Victoria, 19 June 2012.
Keynote Speaker at the Annual Cyber Security Summit, 31 May - 1 June 2012, Australia.
Invited Speaker at the Internet Governance Forum Australia, 11-12 Oct 2012.
Keynote Speaker at the Research and Higher Degree Symposium Bathurst, 26-27 Nov 2012.
Keynote Speaker at the Australian Cybercrime Summit 2012.
Keynote Speaker at the 4th International Symposium on Cyberspace Safety and Security (CSS 2012), 12-13 Dec 2012.
Invited Talk at the Dept. of Prime Minister and Cabinet Office on Cyber Security, Nov 2012.
Invited Talk on Security Technology Trends at SAP Waldorf, Germany, Oct 2012.
Prof Vijay Varadharajan was Program Chair/General Chair of the following Conferences and Editor of Special Issues:
General Co-Chair of the 10th International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing DASC 2012, 17-19 Dec 2012, China.
Co-Editor of Special Issue -- Security, Privacy and Forensics in Peer-to-Peer Systems for the Journal of Peer-to-Peer Networks and Applications, Springer, 2012.
Co-Editor of Special Issue on Security and Privacy - Silver Linings in the Cloud, Journal of Computers and Security, Elsevier 2012.
Appointed as the Technical Program Co-Chair of the 9th International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks, SECURECOMM 2013 (ERA A Conference) by IEEE Communications Society.
Appointed as the General Co-Chair of the 5th International Symposium on Cyberspace Safety and Security (CSS 2013) to be held in China, November 13-15, 2013.
Member of the Steering Committee of the ASIACCS (ACM Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security). 8th ASIACCS 2013 is to be held in China and 9th ASIACCS 2014 is to be held in Japan.
Member of the International Advisory Steering Committee, International Conference on Network and System Security. NSS 2013 to be held at Madrid in June 2013.
On behalf of Macquarie University, Prof Vijay Varadharajan organised the Australian Cyber Defence University Challenge for Undergraduate Students in April 2012. This was the first time this event has taken place in Australia, sponsored by Defence and Telstra. Our MQ team came 4th out of 21 teams that participated. Given that we do not teach any security course at undergraduate level at all, this was an excellent achievement by the students. We intend to promote this further in 2013.