Research & Development

Cyberstronomy provides the full spectrum of R&D services in cyber security.

Our principals are extremely experienced at bringing cyber R&D projects to fruition. They have received numerous R&D grants from the Australian Research Council (ARC), Callaghan Innovation (NZ), the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (NZ), the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE), the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE), and the Oceania Cyber Security Centre (OCSC).

Our team have also undertaken grant assessments for national and international funding bodies, including 5i Capital (Singapore), the National Competitive Grants Program (Australia), the Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) program, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, and the National Science Centre in Poland.

Our consultants have delivered a range of R&D projects for high-profile clients in cyber security, including Westpac, IBM, National Australia Bank, Motion Picture Association, 21st Century Fox, CASBAA, End Child Prostitution and Trafficking (ECPAT), the Australian Federal Police (AFP), Department of Internal Affairs (NZ), the Attorney General's Department, Google Inc, the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT), the Medical Research Council (UK), Griffith Hack Lawyers and Boeing.

We can assist you with:

  • Gathering project requirements

  • Writing technical specifications

  • Software implementation and testing

  • System and cloud deployment

  • Training and user documentation

  • Writing grant applications and preparing tenders

  • Applying for the government R&D tax incentives as a Research Service Provider (RSP)

Recent successful projects for our principals include:

  • Automated Story Generation for Intelligible Cyber Incident Response Handling (with funding from Cisco, Oceania Cyber Security Centre) $253k

  • Spam Email Categorisation Using Natural Language Processing and Attention-Embedded Deep Learning (with funding from Westpac, Oceania Cyber Security Centre) $160k

  • Adaptive API Security Using Artificial Intelligence (with funding from Aiculus, Oceania Cyber Security Centre) $139k

  • Real-time Zero Day Ransomware Attack Detection $79k (with funding from Oceania Cyber Security Centre)

  • A Multi-Layered Approach to Detecting Malicious Mobile Advertising $78k (with funding from Oceania Cyber Security Centre)

  • Development of Smart Grid Cyber Security Testbed $69k (with funding from Oceania Cyber Security Centre)

  • Auto-Internet Warnings to Prevent the Viewing of Minor-Adult Sex Images (with funding from the Australian Research Council) $299k

  • Automated Internet Warning to Prevent the Uploading of Child Exploitation Material (with funding from the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation) $120k