Dr Diarmaid HarkinSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences
“Cyber security is not just an issue for large commercial and governmental organisations. We need cyber security for all. ”
Dr Diarmaid Harkin is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology. His research focuses on the impacts of technology on issues such as policing and domestic and family violence. He has recently completed research into the consumer spyware industry and conducted a study on police cyber-crime units. Dr Harkin has an on-going interest in the threat of technology in the context of domestic and family violence and how the cyber-security of victim-survivors can be improved. This has included a particular interest in the Internet of Things (IoT) and ‘safety by design’ principles that could be adopted to mitigate forms of abuse in this context. He is currently researching how Australian surveillance laws have impacted the cyber-security practices of journalists, in addition to projects on IoT and consumer privacy, and markets for encrypted phones.