Dr Cate Jerram
Management Information Systems Researcher, The University of Adelaide
Cate is a Management Information Systems researcher who has been researching the Human and Organisational Aspects of Information and Cyber Security since 2008. She is currently designer, coordinator, teacher and mentor for Adelaide Business School’s cyber-security courses for undergraduate and postgraduate students. In two of these courses, students work directly for industry clients addressing Information Security Risk Management, and Policies & Procedures in Information Security – and consequently, Cate would be very happy to meet anyone from industry who is interested in having student teams and interns work in their organisation! A multi- and trans-disciplinary researcher and educator, Cate collaborates with the faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science to provide the interfaculty and multidisciplinary Master of Cyber Security.
While a co-director of the HACS partnership with DSTG, Cate was one of the original authors of the HAIS-Q, a tool for organisational analysis of employee knowledge, attitude, and behaviour in information security. Cate’s current research, including collaborative research with her PhD students, is focused on complexity and systems approaches to information security; strategic leadership in cyber security; policies, procedures, & organisational approaches to information & cyber security; and developing the human firewall.