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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

4 March 2018

Milestone for cyber security education

University of Waikato first in New Zealand to train internationally-renowned (ISC)2 certifications.

2 February 2018

Bug buster extraordinaire

Tracking down a bug in one of the world's most popular mobile systems has launched a Waikato PhD student into the Google Hall of Fame.

2 February 2018

Deciphering the encryption dilemma

Waikato researchers are looking at how the law needs to be changed to deal with the complex factors at play around data encryption.

15 January 2018

The Cyber security lessons from 2017

The US election hack, fake news, data theft and more.

14 December 2017

Collaborative Evidence Based Policing Centre opens

The initiative involving the University of Waikato and New Zealand Police brings together research and frontline expertise.

13 December 2017

Indigenous courts of the future

Indigenous Courts, Self-Determination and Criminal Justice

16 August 2017

Digital citizenship - empowerment v control in the classroom

The University of Waikato is working with BOYD school Hillcrest High to ensure students are aware of online safety.

10 August 2017

Potential in the blockchain

The decentralised and secure database we call the blockchain is ripe for development, according to computer scientist Steve Reeves.

19 July 2017

Making cyberspace a safer place

Good skills: The New Zealand Cyber Security Challenge tests participants' ability to fend off cyber attacks.

27 June 2017

Diverse team leads $12.23 million cyber security project

Mauritius-born Meena Mungro is representing one of 17 nationalities in the Cybersecurity Researchers of Waikato team at the University of Waikato on a $12.23 million dollar project.

26 June 2017

Ryan Ko’s top five cyber safety tips

That antivirus software you downloaded four years ago may no longer be enough to keep you safe online. Here are some surprising ways to reduce cyber threats.

23 June 2017

Television series inspires a Masters of Cyber Security

Binge watching seven seasons of NCIS inspired Craig Scoon to study computer science. Now he has a Master of Cyber Security and is working as a risk advisory consultant at Deloitte.