Malcolm Pattinson

Dr Malcolm Pattinson

Adelaide Research Fellow

Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research)

Division of Research and Innovation

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


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.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 - 2017 Adelaide Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2010 - ongoing Senior Research Fellow Unirversity of Adelaide
    1990 - 2009 Lecturer University of South Australia
  • Language Competencies

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

    Date Institution name Country Title
    Univeristy of Adelaide Australia PhD
    Flinders University Australia M. Commerce (by Research)
    University of South Australia Australia B. App. Sc. (Data Processing)
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) ISACA -
    Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) ISACA -
    Certified in the Governance of Enterprice Information Technology (CGEIT) ISACA -
    Certified in Risk and Information System Controls (CRISC) ISACA -
  • Research Interests

  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2015 - 2016 Board Member Adelaide Chapter ISACA Australia
  • Position: Adelaide Research Fellow
  • Email: malcolm.pattinson@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 83134952
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Nexus 10, floor 10
  • Org Unit: Defence and Security Institute

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