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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

11 October 2018

When a cyber-intruder is in your home

Locks and traditional alarms can’t keep cyber-criminals out, but a Waikato researcher has developed an app that can raise the alarm if your home network is breached.

21 September 2018

Forging a vision for security in a new age of disruptive techno-politics

Experts from around the country and the world have gathered at University of Waikato to examine technologies that will challenge the very core of the country’s defence and security systems.

14 September 2018

Swarms, Artificial Intelligence and New Zealand’s Security

Dr Reuben Steff is looking at how Artificial Intelligence is going to have immense implications for New Zealand’s national security.