Malcolm Pattinson

Dr Malcolm Pattinson

Adelaide Research Fellow

Adelaide Business School

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics


I am currently a Senior Research Fellow in the Adelaide Business School. Over the last two decades, my work has been dedicated to teaching and research in the domain of Information Security and Cyber Security, particularly in regard to the behaviour of digital-device users and how it impacts on organisational security. I am an integral member the multi-disciplinary Human Aspects of Cyber Security (HACS) Research Group, which has conducted research projects relating to: susceptibility of phishing email recipients; social engineering techniques of hackers; risk perceptions and behaviours of employees; cognitive aspects and personality traits of computer users; and the information security awareness of individuals. I am also a board member of the IFIP International Human Aspects of Information Security and Assurance (HAISA) conference, having hosted the November 2017 conference in Adelaide, Australia.

  • Position: Adelaide Research Fellow
  • Phone: 83133529
  • Email: malcolm.pattinson@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 83134952
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Nexus 10, floor 10
  • Org Unit: Management

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