Dr Lynsay A. Shepherd is a Lecturer in Cybersecurity and HCI at Abertay University, Dundee, and works within 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 holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching (Distinction) an is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
Modules for 2019/20:
Previous 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.
Despite the availability of security tools, devices are still vulnerable to compromise via the risky security behaviour of end-users. Risky behaviour is not necessarily obvious to all end-users, and can be difficult to recognise. 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; eye tracking; affective feedback; web technologies; secure software development; open-source intelligence.
Editorial and reviewer roles
Lynsay is a STEM Ambassador and regularly participates in outreach activities.