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Using psychological models to inform human-centred cybersecurity

June 6, 2018 at 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Location:5345 Herzberg Laboratories


Pam Briggs, Professor, Northumbria University


My work draws upon a range of psychological models, theories and techniques and in this talk I will discuss some of the most useful models and methods, showing how they can be used to change cybersecurity behaviours, influence design, and help us understand some of the social influences that affect workplace cybersecurity.


Pam is a Professor in Applied Psychology at Northumbria University and a founder member of the UK’s Research Institute in the Science of Cybersecurity (RISCS). Her research addresses issues of identity, security, privacy and trust, with recent publications in usable security, cybersecurity behaviour change and digital identity management. She has contributed to three UK Government Office for Science reports (The Future of Identity; Using behavioural insights to improve the public’s use of cyber security best practice and Responsible Use of Data) and to the European Commission’s (2017) report Cybersecurity in the European Digital Single Market. Pam’s most recent projects include the EPSRC-funded Cybersecurity Across the Lifespan (cSALSA) and the EU (H2020) funded project CYBECO: Supporting Cyberinsurance from a Behavioural Choice Perspective.