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Professor of Cybersecurity, Abertay University

Karen Renaud is a Scottish computing Scientist working on all aspects of Human-Centred Security and Privacy. She was educated at the Universities of Pretoria, South Africa and Glasgow. She is particularly interested in deploying behavioural science techniques to improve security behaviours, and in encouraging end-user privacy-preserving behaviours.

Karen collaborates with academics at UNISA, Rhodes, UCT in South Africa; TU Darmstadt and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany,, University of Alabama and Mississippi State University in the USA, and with academics in Glasgow and Abertay Universities in Scotland.


  • –present
    Professor of Cybersecurity, Abertay University


  • 2001 
    University of Glasgow, Computing Science