I am a Computing Scientist working on all aspects of Human-Centred Security and Privacy. I was educated at the Universities of Pretoria, South Africa and Glasgow. I am particularly interested in deploying behavioural science techniques to improve security behaviours, and in encouraging end-user privacy-preserving behaviours.
In 2016/17 I was one of five UK Cyber Security Fulbright Awardees and spent 7 months working with Prof Merrill Warkentin at Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi.I joined the Division of Cybersecurity at the University of Abertay in October 2017.
More info here: http://www.karenrenaud.com
I teach two courses called Engineering Resilient Systems with Adam Sampson and Xavier Bellekens, one at Honours level and one at Masters level. These courses bring together concepts of human-centred security, machine learning and secure software engineering.
My research area is Human-Centred Security. Basically I want to improve the boundary where humans and cyber security meet.
Karen Renaud, Bob Otondo, Merrill Warkentin. "This is the way ‘I’ create my passwords" ... does the endowment effect deter people from changing the way they create their passwords? Computers & Security Volume 82, May 2019, Pages 241-260
Yee-Yin Choong, Mary Theofanos, Karen Renaud, Suzanne Prior. Case Study – Exploring Children’s Password Knowledge and Practices. USEC 2019. 24 February. San Diego
Nora Alkaldi and Renaud, Karen, Encouraging Password Manager Adoption by Meeting Adopter Self-Determination Needs (Extended Version) (October 2, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3259563
For more info my personal web page is at www.karenrenaud.com
I am the SICSA Cyber Security Theme Leader