Kaie Maennel

Dr Kaie Maennel


School of Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Kaie is a Lecturer in the School of Computer and Mathematical Sciences. Her primary research interest is in Human Aspects of Cyber Security, more specifically Cyber Awareness and Hygiene, Serious Games (Cyber Defence Exercises) and the use of Learning Analytics in Cyber Related Training. Furthermore, she is interested in Usable Security, Information Security Culture, Cybersecurity Risk Assessment and Management and Information Security/Cybersecurity Audits. She has over 20 years of corporate experience in Audit and Assurance (Deloitte) and is a qualified auditor with ACCA, CIA and Estonian CPA licences.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2023 - ongoing Lecturer The University of Adelaide
    2021 - 2023 Researcher Tallinn University of Technology
    2017 - 2021 Early Stage Researcher Tallinn University of Technology
    2015 - 2023 Senior Manager, Central Europe Audit & Assurance Learning Leader Deloitte Audit Eesti AS
    2009 - 2015 Manager, Global Audit Learning Team Member Deloitte LLP
    2008 - 2009 Manager Deloitte Audit Eesti AS
    2005 - 2008 Senior Analyst to Manager Deloitte Australia
    2001 - 2005 Assistant to Senior Deloitte Audit Eesti AS
    2001 - 2001 Internal Auditor Estonian Ministry of Environment
    1999 - 2001 Managing Secretary Estonian Accounting Board
    1998 - 1999 Financial Analysts / Administrative Assistant Trailway Rental AS
    1994 - 1998 Secretary-Accountant OU APEK Piimandus
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Estonian Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    German Can read, write and understand spoken
    Russian Can speak and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2017 - 2021 Tallinn University of Technology Estonia PhD Information and Communication Technology
    2015 - 2017 Tallinn University of Technology Estonia MSc Cybersecurity (Digital Forensics)
    1994 - 1998 Concordia International University Estonia Estonia BSc International Business
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2018 Certified Trainer Palo Alto United States
    2017 Student Member / Certification in Progress ISACA Estonian Chapter (CISA) Estonia
    2010 Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) The Institute of Internal Auditors USA
    2009 FCCA Association of Chartered Certified Accountants United Kingdom
    2009 Estonian Certified Auditor with signing Authority in Estonian Republic Estonian Auditors' Association Estonia
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2023 Maennel, K., Brilingaitė, A., Bukauskas, L., Juozapavičius, A., Knox, B. J., Lugo, R. G., . . . Sütterlin, S. (2023). A Multidimensional Cyber Defense Exercise: Emphasis on Emotional, Social, and Cognitive Aspects. SAGE Open, 13(1), 12 pages.
    DOI Scopus3
    2022 Mäses, S., Maennel, K., & Brilingaitė, A. (2022). Trends and challenges for balanced scoring in cybersecurity exercises: A case study on the example of Locked Shields. Frontiers in Education, 7, 13 pages.
    DOI Scopus1
    2021 Domarkienė, I., Ambrozaitytė, L., Bukauskas, L., Rančelis, T., Sütterlin, S., Knox, B. J., . . . Brilingaitė, A. (2021). Cybergenomics: Application of behavioral genetics in cybersecurity. Behavioral Sciences, 11(11), 15 pages.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS1
    2019 Maennel, K., Mäses, S., Sütterlin, S., Ernits, M., & Maennel, O. (2019). Using Technical Cybersecurity Exercises in University Admissions and Skill Evaluation. IFAC-PapersOnLine, 52(19), 169-174.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2022 Sütterlin, S., Lugo, R. G., Knox, B. J., Maennel, K., & Canham, M. (2022). On the Relationship between Health Sectors’ Digitalization and Sustainable Health Goals: A Cyber Security Perspective. In A. Flahault (Ed.), Transitioning to Good Health and Well-Being. MDPI Books.
    2021 Maennel, K., Kivimägi, K., Maennel, O., Sütterlin, S., & Ernits, M. (2021). Remote Technical Labs: An Innovative and Scalable Component for University Cybersecurity Program Admission. In M. E. Auer, & T. Ruutmann (Eds.), Educating Engineers for Future Industrial Revolutions (Vol. 1329, pp. 521-533). New York, NY, USA: SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG.
    DOI Scopus1
    2018 Lepik, T., Maennel, K., Ernits, M., & Maennel, O. (2018). Art and Automation of Teaching Malware Reverse Engineering. In P. Zaphiris, & A. Ioannou (Eds.), Learning and Collaboration Technologies. Learning and Teaching (Vol. 10925, pp. 461-472). New York, NY, USA: SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS2
    2018 Maennel, K., Mäses, S., & Maennel, O. (2018). Cyber Hygiene: The Big Picture. In N. Gruschka (Ed.), Secure IT Systems (Vol. 11252, pp. 291-305). New York, NY, USA: SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS8
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2023 Melnikovas, A., Lugo, R. G., Maennel, K., Brilingaitė, A., Sütterlin, S., & Juozapavičius, A. (2023). Teaching pentesting to social sciences students using experiential learning techniques to improve attitudes towards possible cybersecurity careers. In A. Andreatos, & C. Douligeris (Eds.), Proceedings of the 22nd European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security Vol. Vol. 22 (pp. 1-9). Piraeus, Greece: Academic Conferences International.
    DOI Scopus1
    2022 Babayeva, G., Maennel, K., & Maennel, O. M. (2022). Building an Ontology for Cyber Defence Exercises. In Proceedings - 7th IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy Workshops, Euro S and PW 2022 (pp. 423-432). Online: IEEE.
    DOI Scopus2
    2022 Karimnia, R., Maennel, K., & Shahin, M. (2022). Culturally-sensitive Cybersecurity Awareness Program Design for Iranian High-school Students. In P. Mori, G. Lenzini, & S. Furnell (Eds.), PROCEEDINGS OF THE 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY AND PRIVACY (ICISSP) (pp. 121-132). Setubal, Portugal: SCITEPRESS.
    DOI Scopus2
    2021 Mases, S., Maennel, K., Toussaint, M., & Rosa, V. (2021). Success Factors for Designing a Cybersecurity Exercise on the Example of Incident Response. In Proceedings - 2021 IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy Workshops, EuroS&PW (pp. 259-268). New York, NY, USA: IEEE.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS3
    2020 Maennel, K. (2020). Learning Analytics Perspective: Evidencing Learning from Digital Datasets in Cybersecurity Exercises. In 2020 IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy Workshops (Euro S&PW) (pp. 27-36). New York, NY, USA: IEEE COMPUTER SOC.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS10
    2020 Ernits, M., Maennel, K., Mäses, S., Lepik, T., & Maennel, O. (2020). From simple scoring towards a meaningful interpretation of learning in cybersecurity exercises. In B. K. Payne, & H. Wu (Eds.), Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security, ICCWS 2020 (pp. 135-143). England: Academic Conferences and Publishing International Ltd.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS3
    2017 Maennel, K., Ottis, R., & Maennel, O. (2017). Improving and measuring learning effectiveness at cyber defense exercises. In H. Lipmaa, A. Mitrokotsa, & R. Matulevicius (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol. 10674 LNCS (pp. 123-138). Switzerland: Springer Verlag.
    DOI Scopus20 WoS13
    2017 Kont, M., Pihelgas, M., Maennel, K., Blumbergs, B., & Lepik, T. (2017). Frankenstack: Toward real-time Red Team feedback. In MILCOM 2017 - 2017 IEEE Military Communications Conference (MILCOM) Vol. 2017-October (pp. 400-405). New York, NY, USA: IEEE.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS3
  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2023 Co-Supervisor A framework of risk analysis in contested and dynamic environments Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Eyoel Worku Teffera
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 - 2023 Principal Supervisor Assessment of Cyber Security Awareness Among Delhi Students Tallinn University of Technology - Master Full Time Ankit Rana
    2021 - 2022 Principal Supervisor The Role of Individual and Organisational Factors on the Employees' Information Security Awareness and Vulnerability Management Efficiency Tallinn University of Technology - Master - Olga Senberg
    2020 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Cyber Security Awareness Level of Secondary High-School Students: The Case of Azerbaijan Tallinn University of Technology - Master - Orkhan Rustamli
    2020 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Domain Ontology for Cyber Defense Exercises Tallinn University of Technology - Master - Gulkhara Babayeva
    2020 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Culturally-Sensitive Instructional Design of a Cybersecurity Awareness Program for High School Students in Iran, Hormozgan Tallinn University of Technology - Master - Rooya Karimnia
    2020 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Information Security Management for Teleworking in Small and Medium Enterprises during the COVID-19 Crisis Tallinn University of Technology - Master - Kapil Yadav
    2019 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Predicting Students' Success Using Technical Labs as Part of University Admission to a Cyber Security Program Tallinn University of Technology - Master - Kristian Kivimagi
    2018 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Compliance with EU Personal Data Protection Framework in the Context of Public Sector Logging Tallinn University of Technology - Master - Kristiina Renel
  • Event Participation

    Date Event Name Event Type Institution Country
    2022 - 2022 Locked Shields Workshop NATO CCDCOE Estonia
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83132051
  • Email: kaie.maennel@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ingkarni Wardli, floor Level Four
  • Room: 4.32
  • Org Unit: School of Computer and Mathematical Sciences

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