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Security and Safety

Protecting People, Communities and Property

In a world where new security threats emerge on a daily basis, the University of Waikato is working in partnership with communities, business, governments and law enforcement to make the world a safer place. Our world-leading research is shaping policy, solving crimes, protecting economies and saving lives. The brightest minds in crime science, law, cyber security, psychology and public safety are on the case.

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Throughout the University of Waikato we're working on Security and Safety. Read the stories that have emerged as a result.

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Our researchers are looking into everything from human behaviour in cyberspace to driverless cars on New Zealand roads.

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Throughout the University of Waikato, these are the minds that contribute to our Security and Safety work every day.

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Get ready to contribute to the world's Security and Safety with these undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Latest news

23 May 2022

Taking on the world in cyber security

A group of computer science students have won a spot to compete in a global cyber security competition.

30 June 2021

White hat hacker and cybersecurity graduate protects NZ businesses online

Master of Cyber Security student Michael Tsai spends his days trolling client systems, searching for weak spots in IT systems. As a 'white hat hacker' he made quite a discovery during his internship.

2 December 2020

Why New Zealand is ideally placed to broker a truce between China and the Five Eyes alliance

With tension escalating between China and members of the Five Eyes security alliance, most recently over a Chinese tweet that used a doctored image to attack Australia, New Zealand is arguably in a prime position to broker a kind of truce.