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Gender inclusive cybersecurity

June 2021 – May 2023

Asreen Rostami joined RISE Cybersecurity as an ERCIM postdoctoral fellow. Her research was focused on “humanising” Internet of Things (IoT) security to provide an understanding of the technical, design, social and political issues that arise when considering IoT systems from a human-centred perspective. Her current research under the Digital Futures postdoctoral fellowship program is centred around bringing marginalised perspectives into cyber security, starting with looking at the deviant use of smart home devices.

She aims to develop gender-inclusive cyber security, a human-centred approach to security that encompasses feminist principles such as diversity, autonomy, respect, and consent and applies them in a digital context.

About the Digital Futures Postdoc Fellow
Asreen Rostami holds a PhD in the area of HCI from Stockholm University. Her doctoral research was focused on the incorporation of interactive technologies in designing and experiencing interactive and mixed-reality performances, during which she developed a design concept (frictions) used to create an immersive and engaging VR experience and co-designed and staged a mixed-reality performance (Frictional Realities, 2019) in collaboration with a group of Swedish artists.

Main supervisor
Barry Brown, Professor, Department of computer and systems sciences, Stockholm University

Shahid Raza, Associate Professor, RISE Cybersecurity, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden


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Barry Brown

Professor, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences at Stockholm University, Co-PI of project Autonomous drones and AI-assisted computer vision for near real-time mapping and management of wild stock, Supervisor for Postdoc project Gender inclusive cybersecurity, Digital Futures Faculty

+48 8 16 16 02
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Shahid Raza

Director of Cybersecurity Unit at RISE, Associate Professor (Docent) at Uppsala University, Working group Trust, Co-Supervisor for Postdoc project Gender inclusive cyber security, Co-Supervisor for Postdoc project Secure IoT App Platform, Digital Futures Faculty

+46 10 228 43 96