A Software Engineer Ventures into Behavioural Economics

Arts 201
Wednesday 4th July 2018 (12:30-13:30)
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Karen Renaud
Professor of Cybersecurity
Abertay University Professor Extraordinarius
University of South Africa Fulbright Cyber Security Scholar


Karen’s research area is Human‐Centred Security. She has carried out two investigations using insights from behavioural economics. The first is a nudge that will persuade people to choose stronger passwords, the second is a study into the endowment effect in cyber security. Karen is a computer scientist and has made the transition from software engineer to behavioural scientist, so her approach is different from that of a traditional economist. She is proposing to share her experiences and get feedback from you.