Professor Steven Furnell (FCIIS)

Professor of Cyber Security, University of Nottingham



Steve is a professor of cyber security at the University of Nottingham. He is also an Adjunct Professor with Edith Cowan University in Western Australia and an Honorary Professor with Nelson Mandela University in South Africa. His research interests include usability of security and privacy, security management and culture, and technologies for user authentication and intrusion detection. He has authored over 330 papers in refereed international journals and conference proceedings, as well as various books, book chapters, and industry reports.  Alongside his role within CIISec, Steve is currently the Chair of Technical Committee 11 (security and privacy) within the International Federation for Information Processing, and a member of related working groups on security management, security education, and human aspects of security.

Board Responsibility

Steve’s primary responsibility on the CIISec board is focused around academic engagement, with oversight of the Academic Partnership programme and leading on activities to build and maintain links with the academic and student communities.  This includes the coordination of the review committees for new Academic Partner institutions and individual academic memberships, as well as the overseeing the CIISec student award programme.  

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