Professor David Lacey is the inaugural Chair of Cyber Security at the University of the Sunshine Coast. He is Director of the University’s Institute for Cyber Investigations and Forensics, while also occupying the position of Managing Director and Board Member of IDCARE, the National Identity & Cyber Support Community Service.
Professor Lacey previously occupied various specialist and senior executive roles at the Australian Crime Commission (2003-2013), including that of Executive Director responsibilities for domestic and offshore operations, security and integrity, as well as corporate operations. He previously served in the Royal Australian Signals Corps and Special Operations Command. He teaches international security, the psychology of cybercrime and cyber intelligence.
Professor Lacey is presently a Chief Investigator in a Criminology Research Grant on a longitudinal study on identity theft victim response experiences.