Institute for Cyber Investigations and Forensics (ICIF)

University of the Sunshine Coast

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The Institute for Cyber Investigations and Forensics, the first of its kind in Australia, is at the forefront of cyber security and crime prevention offering a blend of specialist training, research, commercialisation and community advocacy. Industry experts with decades of experience in the field, including the FBI, US Government, and the Australian Crime Commission. ICIF undertakes research in: identity security fraud and forensic accounting; dark net market interventions; organisational controls; performance measurement and interorganisational theories; anti-corruption and integrity frameworks.


Key science sectors

Facilities and major equipment

  • National Identity & Cyber Support Community Service

Number of research staff

20-100 research staff


90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs, Queensland  4556

Lead researcher

  • Professor David Lacey—Set up iDcare which won the 2016 Best New Cyber Security Initiative at the Australian Cyber Security Awards

Organisation type

  • University Research Centre

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