Professor Jill Slay is the University of South Australia SmartSat Co-operative Research Centre Professorial Chair in Cybersecurity based in Adelaide, South Australia. She received her Engineering degree from the University of Herts, U.K. and her Ph.D. from Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Western Australia. She has an international research reputation in cybersecurity (particularly digital forensics, cyber intelligence and cyberwarfare). Jill’s work focuses on the context of helping to develop a national technical agenda in satellite cybersecurity and resilience with Australian Defence Industry.
She is ranked as being in the top 2% of scientists in the world in ICT Networking and Telecommunications sub field (in 2019) as an early adopter of AI and Machine Learning in Cyber Security and Real Time Forensics. Jill applies these techniques to satellite security. Previous appointments have included Optus Chair in Cybersecurity at La Trobe University, Australia and Founding Director of the Australian Centre for Cyber Security at the Australian Defence Force Academy. She is a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) and a Fellow of ISC2 awarded for her service in information security.