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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

3 October 2022

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.

20 July 2022

Ready, set, cyber challenge

The largest cyber security challenge in New Zealand kicks off this week with students from around Aotearoa preparing to hack, learn and solve their way to virtual glory - and a decent prize pool.

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.