This event will look at ways in which cyber security is increasingly data driven to solve problems at network speed.

Professor Craig Valli from ECU will present on how big data is being used to research into problems of cyber security using network honeypots to gather cyber attack intelligence.

Gary Hale, Director of Cyber Security & Innovation @Cisco will talk about Cisco’s threat intelligence platforms, their reason for being, and how their applied to enhance our customer’s efficacy.   Everyday there are 19.7 billion web requests blocked, which represents three web threats blocked per person on the planet every day, with 86% of all e-mail blocked as spam.  Cisco’s ‘big data’ threat intelligence platforms create the visibility and intelligence through the following:

  • 100 terabytes (TB) of security intelligence daily
  • 1.6 million deployed security devices including firewalls, Cisco IPS sensors, and web and email appliances
  • 6 million networks automatically updated every 6 seconds
  • 1.5 million malware samples a day are captured and sandboxed
  • 150 million endpoints
  • 13 billion web requests per day
  • 35 percent of the world’s enterprise email traffic


When: Friday 6th May, 11:00 – 12:30

Where: Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley Campus: Building 10, room 131. Location is indicated on the map

Format of event: Seminar style, with presentations and Q&A

Register for this event: Contact Emma Burke at