Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Cybersecurity, Deakin University

Dr Arash Shaghaghi is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Centre for Cyber Security Research & Innovation (CSRI) of Deakin University. He also holds affiliation with UNSW Sydney as a Visiting Fellow. He currently leads the Data After Death (DaD) project housed in the Protective Security and Information Warfare Lab of CSRI, Deakin University. Arash received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering at UNSW Sydney, Australia, and MSc in Information Security at University College London (UCL), UK. Previously, he has also held positions with the University of Melbourne, and the University of Texas at Dallas. His research interests include Access Control, Network Security, Internet of Things, and Blockchain. He is also passionate about developing usable and verifiable Privacy Enhancing Technology (PET) solutions. He is a board member at the Australian Privacy Foundation (APF), a member of the Australian Computer Society (ACS), Australian Information Security Association (AISA), and IEEE. Arash has received awards, scholarships, and grants for his teaching and research activates. Most recently, he was a CI of "Zero Trust Architectures for Australia's Critical Infrastructure Security" project funded by the Australian Government. Arash's research work has been reported in industry journals such as AISA's Cyber Today, media outlets such as The Conversation, and he has appeared in live interviews of mainstream media including Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) radio channels to discuss his research activities.


  • 2019–present
    Visiting Fellow, UNSW Sydney
  • –present
    Lecturer, Cybersecurity, Deakin University


  • 2018 
    The University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia, Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science and Engineering
  • 2012 
    University College London (UCL), MSc Information Security