Dr Shamal Faily is a Senior Lecturer in Systems Security Engineering at Bournemouth University. His 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.
Shamal is particularly interested in the role of 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 maintains the free and open-source CAIRIS platform (https://cairis.org), and is the author of the textbook 'Designing Usable and Secure Software with IRIS and CAIRIS' (Springer, 2018).
Before joining BU, Shamal was previously 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 his DPhil in Computer Science at the University of Oxford. Prior to his doctoral research, he was a software engineer within Logica's Space business. Software he developed has been used to support flight dynamics operations for several European Space Agency (ESA) missions, such as Mars Express and Rosetta.