Seminar: Cybersecurity and Privacy Awareness

Friday, 24 July 2020, from 17:00 to 19:00 Central European Summer Time - CEST (Copenhagen).


Abbas Moallem. Ph.D. (short bio)

UX Experts, LLC - Cupertino, California, USA
Adjunct professor at San Jose State University and California State



The digital world has fundamentally changed and continues to change the way of life for all human beings. Hacking comes from a variety of sources: individuals, spying agencies, competitors, intellectual and so on for different reasons (financial gain, political influence, information, intellectual property, trade secrets, etc.). The growth of hacking continues to be exponential. 

In today's world, each of us is responsible for protecting ourselves from all sorts of cyberattacks, and for protecting our privacy as we use the Internet. Thus, it is essential to have sufficient knowledge of risks and know exactly whom/what to protect yourself from when operating within cyberspace. 

The main objective of this seminar is to review the results of an extensive investigation about cybersecurity awareness knowledge and trust in social media among college students and faculty. A discussion will take place on what needs to be done to protect ourselves in cyberspace.


Content and Benefits:

In the first section of this seminar, we will review the main results of investigative studies conducted in 2019 and 2020. In the second section, we will discuss what needs to be done to improve awareness and what needs to be done to protect students and faculty in cyberspace.


Target Audience:

Potential beneficiaries of this course may be:

  • Students at All Levels
  • All Academics
  • Professionals and Practitioners

Bio Sketch of Presenter:

Dr. Abbas Moallem is an executive director of UX Experts, LLC and an adjunct professor at San Jose State University, California State University, East Bay, where he teaches human-computer interaction.

Dr. Moallem has over 20 years of experience in the fields of human factors, ergonomics, human-computer interaction (HCI) and usability. He has also served as a UI Architect at PeopleSoft, Oracle Corporation, Tumbleweed, and Axway for over 11 years. He also served as a senior engineering product manager and usability expert at NETGEAR. Dr. Moallem has also consulted with numerous companies that include, Sears H.C., Polycom, Cisco System, HID Global, Lam Research, and Applied Materials.  Dr. Moallem has also consulted a variety of industries in Europe, and Canada.

Abbas holds a Ph.D. in Human Factors and Ergonomics from the University of Paris (Paris XIII), a Master’s degree in Biomechanics from the University of Creteil (Paris XI) and a Master’s degree in Ergonomics from the Conservatoire Nation des Arts et Métiers in Paris, France. Dr. Moallem obtained his B.A. degree from the University of Tehran in 1978.

Abbas recently edited a book “Human-Computer Interaction and Cybersecurity Handbook", that provides insight into how understanding human factors could change how companies invest their resources in what is currently a $101 billion industry.

He currently serves as Communication and Exposition Chair of the HCI International and Conference and program chair of 1st International Conference on HCI for Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Trust (HCI-CPT).