Dr. Nalin Arachchilage

Lecturer in Cyber Security and Privacy, University of Auckland

Dr Nalin Arachchilage is a Lecturer in Cyber Security and Privacy (Usable Security and Privacy) in the School of Computer Science at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Previously, he was a Senior Research Fellow (Research Associate Professor in the USA – from 2019 to 2021) in Cyber Security in the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology at La Trobe University, Australia. Before joining La Trobe, Nalin worked as a Lecturer in Cyber Security (from 2015 to 2019) and then a Visiting Researcher (2019 – 2021) in the School of Engineering and Information Technology of the University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA), where he led the Usable Security Engineering research group. Nalin holds a PhD in Computer Science (Cyber Security) from Brunel University London, UK, where he developed a game design framework for teaching people how to protect themselves from phishing attacks. At Oxford University, he cut his teeth as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Systems Security Engineering (2013 – 2014) in the Department of Computer Science and then joined the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada as Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Usable Security and Privacy (2014 – 2015). Nalin’s primary research interests are at the intersection of computer security, human-computer interaction (HCI), software engineering, Information systems security and serious games, in an area known as usable security and privacy engineering.

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