Dr Lynsay A. Shepherd is a lecturer in Usable Security at Abertay University, Dundee, and works within the Division of Cyber Security, in the School of Design and Informatics. Lynsay holds a PhD in Usable Security, an MSc in Internet Computing, and a BSc (Hons) in Computing. In addition to this, Lynsay is a member of the Security Research Group within the school, and is actively engaged in research with the Human-Centred Security Research Group.
Lynsay is interested in the human aspects of cyber security, investigating how to effectively communicate security information to average end-users.
Research interests: usable security; human-computer interaction; human factors of cyber security; eye tracking; security awareness; affective feedback; open-source intelligence.
Lynsay supervises a variety of projects at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. If you are interested in pursing a PhD in any of the aforementioned topics, please get in contact with her.
Lynsay's research website can be found at https://www.lynsayshepherd.co.uk/
Recent modules taught:
Modules taught as a teaching assistant, or a part-time/visiting lecturer, 2009-2015: Data Design and Organisation, Information Architecture, Object Oriented Programming 2 – Java, Practical Sessions 2, Database and Internet Application Design, Computer Hardware Architecture and Operating Systems, Advanced Web Scripting, Web Standards, Professional Practice, Database Fundamentals, XML and the Mobile Internet.
For an up-to-date list, please see Lynsay's profile on Abertay's Research Repository.
Conference and journal papers
Renaud, K., Shepherd L.A. (2018). How to Make Privacy Policies both GDPR-Compliant and Usable. International Conference On Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics And Assessment (CyberSA). Glasgow, 2018.
Shepherd L.A., Renaud, K. (2018). How to Design Browser Security and Privacy Alerts. Proceedings of AISB 2018 Symposium, April 2018, (Symposium on Digital Behaviour Intervention for Cyber Security). Liverpool, UK.
Renaud, K., Shepherd, L. (2018). GDPR: its time has come. Network Security, 2018(2), pp.20-20.
Shepherd L.A., Archibald J., Ferguson R.I. (2017) Assessing the Impact of Affective Feedback on End-User Security Awareness. In: Tryfonas, T. (eds) Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy, and Trust. HAS 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10292, pp. 143–159. Springer International Publishing.
Shepherd L.A., Archibald J. (2017) Security Awareness and Affective Feedback: Categorical Behaviour vs. Reported Behaviour. 2017 International Conference On Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics And Assessment (CyberSA), London, 2017.
Shepherd LA, Archibald J, Ferguson R.I. Reducing Risky Security Behaviours: Utilising Affective Feedback to Educate Users. Future Internet. 2014; 6(4):760-772.
Shepherd, L. A. Archibald, J. and Ferguson, R. I. (2014). Reducing risky security behaviours: utilising affective feedback to educate users, Proceedings of Cyberforensics 2014, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, pp7-14, 2014
Shepherd, L. A. Archibald, J. and Ferguson, R. I. (2013). Perception of risky security behaviour by users: survey of current approaches. Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy, and Trust: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 8030,176-185
Shepherd, L. A. 2016. Enhancing security risk awareness in end-users via affective feedback. PhD, Abertay University, https://rke.abertay.ac.uk/en/studentTheses/enhancing-security-risk-awareness-in-end-users-via-affective-feed
Shepherd, L. A. 2011. Determining Identity on Mobile Phones Using Keystroke Analysis. MSc, Abertay University
Editorial and reviewer roles