Professor Alana Maurushat


Professor of Cybersecurity and BehaviourAlana Maurushat


School of Computer, Data and Mathematical Sciences
School of Social Sciences

Professor Alana Maurushat is Professor of Cybersecurity and Behaviour at Western Sydney University where she holds a joint position in the School of Computer, Data and Mathematical Sciences and in the School of Social Sciences, and is Key Researcher with the CRC Smart Satellites. She is currently researching on Payment Diversion Fraud and Ransomware, Tracking Money-Laundering through Bitcoin Blenders, distributed extreme edge computing for micro-clustered satellites, and Ethical Hacking.

Prior to this, she was Senior Lecturer in Law, Key Researcher on the CRC Data to Decisions – Big Data in National Security, and Senior Fellow with the Australian CyberSecurity Centre for Research and Education all at UNSW.

Alana is the Cyber-Ambassador for the NSW Cybersecurity Network, and on the Board of Directors for the cybercrime investigation company IFW Global. She lectures and researches in Cybersecurity, Privacy and Security by Design, Cyber Risk Management, and Artificial Intelligence across the disciplines of law, criminology, business, political science and information communications technology.

Alana has undertaken consultancy work on cyber security, open data, big data, technology and civil liberties for both the Australian and Canadian governments, industry and NGOs. She has done media with 60 Minutes, the New York Times, Insight, ABC, and 730 Report, and is the author of many books and articles.