Overview

The Crow Team in 2015

The CROW team in 2015

People and organisations are increasingly choosing to store their valuable data in the Cloud environment. But there is currently no way of knowing where your data goes. Who has access to it, how will you know if someone tries to copy one of your most precious assets and - most importantly - what can you do about it?

We’re here to help.

The Cyber Security Researchers of Waikato (CROW) aim to return the control of data to you, the data owner, by focusing on research addressing data security from a user-centric perspective.

In 2013, CROW became the first cyber security lab established in a New Zealand educational institution as part of the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Waikato. In the same year we launched New Zealand’s first Master of Cyber Security degree. We also host the annual New Zealand Cyber Security Challenge while the STRATUS research group holds an annual forum in Wellington.

The STRATUS Forum aims to engage and familiarise New Zealand industry partners and end-users with the services and products being developed by STRATUS, a six-year, $12.2 million cyber security project, funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment (MBIE) and led by CROW’s Assoc Prof. Ryan Ko.

Our alumni have gone on to work for key organisations involved in cyber security, including INTERPOL, the Cloud Security Alliance and the Gallagher Group and we look forward to providing many more students ready to play a leading role in this important and growing industry.