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Dr Marthie Grobler

Mission lead: Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience (CIPR)

https://people.csiro.au/g/m/marthie-grobler

Contact details:

PRIVATE BAG 10
CLAYTON SOUTH VIC 3169 AUSTRALIA

Biography

Dr Marthie Grobler is a Principal Research Scientist in human-centred cybersecurity at CSIRO’s Data61 and is the Mission Lead of the Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Mission. Marthie's research focus is on enhancing the usability of security solutions by considering human factors, with a strong interest in executive education, cybersecurity governance and critical infrastructure resilience and protection. Marthie spearheaded the establishment of the original human-centric security research team in CSIRO, which focuses on addressing the alignment and integration of human factors in the cyber domain to enhance security adoption and efficiency. Her research, management and consulting experience span multiple continents, national and state government departments, and a variety of domains linked with the digital domain.

Other Interests

Marthie is keen to meet potential collaborators/co-authors, people interested to share a story/presentation with her team, or motivated PhD candidates with a keen interest in human-centric security.

Current Roles

  • Team leader: Human-Centric Security
    Leading the team in the Cybersecurity and Quantum Systems group focusing on human related cybersecurity activities

  • Deputy mission lead: Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience mission
    Co-leading the mission in development

Academic Qualifications

  • 2012

    Certified Information Security Manager
    ISACA

  • 2010

    PhD Computer Science
    University of Johannesburg

  • 2007

    M.Sc Computer Science cum laude
    University of Johannesburg

  • 2005

    B.Sc Honours Computer Science cum laude
    University of Johannesburg

  • 2004

    B.Sc Finance (Information Technology)
    Rand Afrikaans University

Professional Experiences

  • 2021-current

    Principal Research Scientist
    CSIRO

  • 2020-2021

    Deputy Research Director: Software and Computational Systems
    CSIRO

  • 2017-2021

    Senior Research Scientist
    CSIRO

  • 2015-2017

    Principal Researcher
    Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

  • 2010-2015

    Senior Researcher
    Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

  • 2008-2010

    Researcher
    Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

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