Jacques Ophoff

Senior Lecturer

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20122021

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I teach various security-related topics at undergraduate and postgraduate level, including security in software engineering, digital forensics, and human aspects of security. To date I have supervised 70+ postgraduate research projects to completion. My research focuses on all levels of cybersecurity from individual to national level. I'm an Associate Editor for the Journal of Intellectual Capital and Vice-Chair of IFIP Working Group 11.8, which focuses on information security education.

Teaching

Module leader: CMP307, CMP417, CMP510

Research interests

My research focuses primarily on information and cybersecurity. This includes a broad range of topics ranging from technical implementations, to management, and behavioural factors. Individuals are often considered to be the weakest link in security and I have a particular interest in human factors in (also called behavioural) security. Current problems I’m investigating are how to motivate secure behaviours in individuals and organisations, and understanding resistance to security recommendations. I also have an interest in the related area of information privacy.

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  • Revealing the cyber security non-compliance “attribution gulf”

    Ophoff, J. & Renaud, K., 5 Jan 2021, Proceedings of the 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii at Manoa, p. 4557-4566 10 p.

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  • A descriptive review and classification of organizational information security awareness research

    Hutchinson, G. & Ophoff, J., 8 Mar 2020, Information and cyber security: 18th International conference, ISSA 2019, Johannesburg, South Africa, August 15, 2019, proceedings. Venter, H., Loock, M., Coetzee, M., Eloff, M. & Eloff, J. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 114-130 17 p. (Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS); vol. 1166).

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    1 Citation (Scopus)
    162 Downloads (Pure)
  • Caveat Venditor, used USB drive owner

    Conacher, J., Renaud, K. & Ophoff, J., 14 Jul 2020, SSRN, 12 p.

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    Open Access
  • Concern for information privacy: a cross-nation study of the United Kingdom and South Africa

    Da Veiga, A. & Ophoff, J., 21 Aug 2020, Human Aspects of Information Security and Assurance: 14th IFIP WG 11.12 International Symposium, HAISA 2020, Mytilene, Lesbos, Greece, July 8–10, 2020, Proceedings. Clarke, N. & Furnell, S. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 16-29 14 p. (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology (IFIPAICT); vol. 593).

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    88 Downloads (Pure)
  • Critical analysis of information security culture definitions

    Ruhwanya, Z. & Ophoff, J., 21 Aug 2020, Human Aspects of Information Security and Assurance: 14th IFIP WG 11.12 International Symposium, HAISA 2020, Mytilene, Lesbos, Greece, July 8–10, 2020, Proceedings. Clarke, N. & Furnell, S. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 353-365 13 p. (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology (IFIPAICT); vol. 593).

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    Open Access
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    173 Downloads (Pure)
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