Professor Steven Furnell is a senior member of the IEEE and professor of information systems security at the University of Plymouth. Professor Furnell leads the Centre for Security, Communications & Network Research at the University.
He is also an Adjunct Professor with Edith Cowan University in Western Australia and an Honorary Professor with Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa. His research interests include usability of security and privacy technologies, security management and culture, mobile security, and technologies for user authentication and intrusion detection.
He has authored over 270 papers in refereed international journals and conference proceedings, as well as books including Cybercrime: Vandalizing the Information Society (2001) and Computer Insecurity: Risking the System (2005). He is the Editor of Information and Computer Security, an Associate Editor for various other journals, and has served on well over 200 programme committees.
Prof. Furnell is current chair and BCS representative to Technical Committee 11 (security and privacy) within the International Federation for Information Processing, and is a member of related working groups on security management, security education, and human aspects of security.
He is Fellow of BCS and Senior Member of IEEE. He is also a board member of the Institute of Information Security Professionals, and chairs the academic partnership committee and southwest branch. Steve has also produced a variety of security podcasts on iTunesU.