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Gender inclusive cybersecurity

About the project
Asreen joined RISE Cybersecurity as an ERCIM postdoctoral fellow, where her research was focused on “humanising” Internet of Things (IoTsecurity 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 deviant use of smart home devices. Her goal is to develop a ‘gender-inclusive cyber security’, a human-centred approach to security that encompasses feminist principles such as diversityautonomyrespect, 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 mixedreality performances during whichshe developed a design concept (frictionsused 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 RazaAssociate Professor, RISE Cybersecurity, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden


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Asreen Rostami

Digital Futures Postdoctoral Fellow, Postdoc project: Gender inclusive cybersecurity
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Barry Brown

Professor, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences at Stockholm University, Working group Rich and Healthy Life at Digital Futures, Supervisor for Postdoc project Gender inclusive cybersecurity at Digital Futures

+48 8 16 16 02
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Shahid Raza

Director of Cybersecurity Unit, RISE, Co-Supervisor for Postdoc project Gender inclusive cybersecurity at Digital Futures

+46 10 228 43 96