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Dr Shamal Faily

Biography Shamal is a Lecturer in Cyber Security at RGU. He is also a RISCS Fellow in Secure Development Practices, and a SPRITE+ Expert Fellow.

He was previously a Principal Lecturer in Systems Security Engineering at Bournemouth University, and founding co-ordinator of the Bournemouth University Cyber Security Research group (BUCSR), where he is a Visiting Fellow. Prior to that, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford, and a Teaching Fellow at the Information Security Group at University College London.

He completed a DPhil in Computer Science at the University of Oxford. Prior to this doctoral research, he was a software engineer within Logica's Space business. This software has been used to support flight dynamics operations for several European Space Agency (ESA) missions, including Mars Express and Rosetta.
Research Interests Shamal's research explores how security can be 'built in' at the earliest stages of a software product or service's design, and how software can be designed to ensure it remains secure and usable when used in different contexts.

He is particularly interested in the role User Experience (UX) artefacts like personas can play in design for security and privacy, and how software tools can help rather than hinder the design of secure and usable software. He leads the development of the open-source CAIRIS platform, and is author of the textbook 'Designing Usable and Secure Software with IRIS and CAIRIS' (Springer, 2018).
Teaching and Learning CM3100: Computer Ethics & Law
CM3109: Ethical Hacking
CM3104: Computer Security & Cryptography
Scopus Author ID 26435167600