Mobile Payments Platform Security Review and Research

Location: Melbourne CBD, VIC

Duration: 4 months

Proposed start date: ASAP

Project Background

Novatti deploys cloud and enterprise-based payments networks, whereby third parties such as banks, agents and consumers access the payments network via Smartphone, USSD, SMS, Web and over the counter sessions.  Cyber security is an ever-present risk for such a network.

The intern will work alongside IT and Business Management teams to:

  • Identify risks
  • Evaluate leading edge and best practice methods to mitigate such risks
  • Design, in partnership with management, appropriate security risk architectures

Research to be Conducted

The research to be undertaken includes:

  • Evaluation of modern security practices for multi-channel payments networks
  • Evaluation of current network weaknesses
  • Investigate best practice security management for such networks

Skills Required

We are looking for a PhD student with the following skills:

  • Background/experience in cyber security
  • Java programming at minimum
  • Able to work in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Able to present research finding to a technical and non-technical audience in verbal and written format

Expected Outcomes

The expected outcomes from the project are:

  1. An analysis of best practice for managing security risks for like payment networks
  2. Security architecture options and a recommended design
  3. Support to the existing team in how to implement the design

Additional Details

The intern will receive $3,000 per month of the internship, usually in the form of stipend payments.

It is expected that the intern will primarily undertake this research project during regular business hours, spending at least 80% of their time on-site with the industry partner.  The intern will be expected to maintain contact with their academic mentor throughout the internship either through face-to-face or phone meetings as appropriate.

The intern and their academic mentor will have the opportunity to negotiate the project’s scope, milestones and timeline during the project planning stage.

Applications Close

24 July 2019


APR – 0780