Our Executive

IFCYBER Director Monica Whitty

Professor Monica Whitty – Director

Professor Monica Whitty is the Director of the UNSW Institute for Cyber Security, where she also holds a Professorship in Human Factors in Cyber Security. She is a member of the World Economic Forum Cyber Security Centre and was a member of the WEF Cyber Security Global Futures Committee. Her work uniquely considers the psychological aspects of cyber security.

Professor Sanjay Jha – Deputy Director

Professor Sanjay Jha – Deputy Director

Sanjay K. Jha is a full Professor at the School of Computer Science and Engineering, UNSW Sydney since 2006. His current research focuses on Cybersecurity. Sanjay has published over 300 articles in high quality journals and conferences. He has been very active in attracting ARC Discovery and linkage grants, CRC and other industry. He leads UNSW's participation in the cooperative research centre for cybersecurity CSCRC. He is interested in research at the intersection of networking, both wired and wireless and application security using Machine learning. He was an editor of the IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC). He has been a member of technical program committee of the ACM WiSec 2014 and ACM CCS'2014/19, Codaspy20/21 security conferences. 


Professor Richard Buckland – Director Education

Professor Richard Buckland – Director Education

Professor Richard Buckland is the Director of First Year Experience of UNSW.

Richard is Professor in CyberCrime Cyberwar and Cyberterror at the School of Computer Science and Engineering UNSW, Visiting Professor in Educational Design at the National University of Malaysia UKM, and Grand Challenge Visiting Professor in CyberSecurity at Taylors University.

Nigel Phair

Mr Nigel Phair – Director Enterprise

Nigel Phair is Director, Enterprise and was previously Director, UNSW Canberra Cyber.  He is an influential analyst on the intersection of technology, crime and society.  Nigel has published three acclaimed books on the international impact of cybercrime, is a regular media commentator and provides executive and board advice on strategy, risk & governance of technology.  In a 21 year career with the Australian Federal Police he achieved the rank of Detective Superintendent and lead investigations at the Australian High Tech Crime Centre for four years.  He is a non-executive director on a number of Australian boards.