Senior Research Associate/Research Associate: Why Johnny doesn’t Write Secure Software: Secure Software Development by the Masses, Lancaster University, UK


You will conduct in-depth research into understanding software developers’ awareness and planning with respect to security; their security decision strategies and processes and the cognitive biases that shape their programming choices and actions; and effectiveness of interventions to support/improve their security behaviours. You will develop innovative research the puts you at the forefront of work into human dimensions of cyber security. The project offers an exciting and innovative opportunity to combine research concepts and ideas with real world problems and their solutions. The project will involve combining behavioural studies with empirically-grounded interventions. This is a fixed-term appointment starting 1 May 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter and ending 31 March 2020. Application deadline is 31 March 2017.

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