Professor Jill Slay

Professorial Chair of Cybersecurity

Professor Jill Slay is currently the University of South Australia SmartSat Professorial Chair of Cybersecurity. Her current work focuses on the context of satellite cybersecurity and resilience. Professor Slay has been an Affiliate Faculty member with Professor Corey Schou at Idaho State University for nearly 20 years. She has published more than 140 outputs in information assurance, critical infrastructure protection, security and forensic computing. Professor Slay has completed the supervision of 20 PhDs and many Master’s and Honours theses and has been awarded over $5 million in research income. Professor Slay has established an international research reputation in cyber security (particularly Digital Forensics, Cyber Intelligence and Cyberwarfare) and has worked in collaboration with the Australian Federal and State governments and with many industry partners.

Professor Slay is a Board Member of The International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC2) and the Chair of the Australian Women in Security Network Board. She is a Member of the Defence Employment Partnering Network Advisory Committee and was a Director of the Oceania Cyber Security Centre, the Australian Victorian Government’s Cyber Research Centre and has many years of experience of governance through University Boards and Committees and government collaboration. Professor Slay was in 2017-2019 Director of Cyber Resilience Initiatives for the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and led ACS work on the development of Professional Standards in Cyber Security with ISC2 and ISACA. Professor Slay works closely with the Australian Defence industry and several smaller cyber security start-ups in cyber risk and resilience research, development and training. She was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to the information technology industry through contributions in the areas of forensic computer science, security, protection of infrastructure and cyber-terrorism. Professor Slay a Fellow of ISC2 awarded for her service to the information security industry.