In her post Grainne will discuss "The Ashley Madison hack: The cognitive psychology behind why we're vulnerable to cybercrime"
About Grainne Kirwan.
Dr. Grainne Kirwan is a Chartered Psychologist (British Psychological Society) and a Lecturer in Psychology at the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT). She led the development of the MSc in Cyberpsychology in IADT, and is a member of the editorial board of the journal 'Cyberpsychology, Behavior, & Social Networking'. She was previously an Associate Professor in Psychology at HELP University, Kuala Lumpur. Dr. Kirwan holds a PhD in Criminology as well as an MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology, a Postgraduate Certificate in Third Level Learning and Teaching, and an MLitt in Psychology. She has co-authored two books on forensic cyberpsychology: 'Cybercrime' (Cambridge University Press, 2013) and 'The Psychology of Cybercrime' (IGI Global, 2012) as well as co-editing 'Cyberpsychology and New Media' (Psychology Press, 2014) and the forthcoming 'Introduction to Cyberpsychology' (Routledge, March 2015). Her areas of research include cybercrime, forensic psychology, health psychology and the psychology of virtual reality.
Grainne’s blog buddy is Sharon Boyle.