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Dali Kaafar

Executive Director of the Optus Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub

Dali Kaafar is Professor at the Faculty of Science and Engineering, MQ school of Computing at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

He is Executive Director of The Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub and director of the Data Security and Privacy R&D Program.

With a team of collaborators Dali Kaafar interested in the broad R&D activities in Cyber Security in Emerging Technologies with a vision to enable Explicit Trust in the Digital Economy. My primary research interests are Data Security and Privacy, with a focus on Privacy-Preserving (or Enhancing) technologies and Information Security for Web and Mobile applications, (Provably) private date sharing and Trustworthy Secure and Private Machine learning techniques.

Prior to joining Macquarie University, He was group leader (and founder) of the Information Security and Privacy group at CSIRO Data61, a principal researcher at National ICT Australia (NICTA) and a permament researcher at the Privatics team at INRIA in France.


Episode 200 – Privacy recommendations for Australia’s use of contact tracing mobile apps like TraceTogether

Episode 323 – The 4 Stages of a Phone Scam


Four stages of a phone scam: Introduction, Assistance, Threat, Payment/Close

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