Putting a Human Spin on Cyber with Dr Marthie Grobler

Wednesday 25 May 9 am - 10 am 

To join the meeting please email IFCYBER@unsw.edu.au for the zoom link. 

We have moved this back a week due to Dr Grobler having laryngitis.  

The talk will not be too technical, but will provide an overview of the domain of human centric security and briefly touch on a number of our projects that CSIRO is currently conducting.


Marthie Grobler is passionate about making cybersecurity more accessible. Her research focus is on human centric cyber security, enhancing usability of security solutions by considering human factors. She spearheaded the establishment of a new human centric security research team in CSIRO, which is focused on addressing the alignment and integration of human factors in the cyber domain to enhance security adoption and efficiency. Her expertise falls within a very niche area of cyber security, the intersection between cyber security, usable security and human computer interaction. Marthie has a strong focus on improving cyber security across user groups, considering traditional usability metrics, governance and policies, as well as cyber security maturity and resilience. Her main developments are in the domains of cyber risk and governance, and cyber education and digital upskilling. She obtained her PhD in Computer Science (specialising in Digital Forensic Governance) at the University Johannesburg, South Africa and served several years as Professor of Practice at the University Johannesburg’s Faculty of Science. She is an ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM). Marthie currently holds a position as Team Leader: Human Centric Security at CSIRO, Data61 in Melbourne, Australia.