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Dr Graeme Pye

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

Deakin Business School

Campus

Geelong Waterfront Campus

Qualifications

Master of Education (Education Leadership & Admin), Deakin University, 2011
Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2009
Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2005
Bachelor of Computing (Information Systems), Deakin University, 2004

Contact

graeme.pye@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 72312

Biography

Dr. Graeme Pye received his PhD in information systems security analysis and modelling in 2009. His research is widely published and focuses primarily on the area of Cyber-security. Graeme is currently investigating the cyber-security risk aspects of SMEs within the Australian business context. In particular, focusing on their resilience and the human relationships, including cyber-security preparedness, engagement, confidence, culture, awareness, and training.

Additionally, he has published research in the area of tertiary student engagement with blended learning environments (online and campus-based) and the delivery and interaction of teaching and learning activities. Other research areas of research interest and publication includes ICT Ethics, Privacy and Governance of secure information systems.

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Research interests

  • Cyber security risk aspects of SMEs.
  • Cyber security resilience and human awareness, training and cultural development.
  • System modelling and security analysis.
  • ICT Ethics, Privacy and Governance of secure infomation systems.

Affiliations

  • Member, Australian Computer Society (MACS).
  • Member, Australian Information Security Association (AISA).

Teaching interests

  • Cyber Security, Governance and Risk Management
  • Information Systems Management and the Cloud
  • Systems modelling and information systems analysis
  • Agile Project Management
  • Social Media and Mobile Strategies

Units taught

  • MIS398 - Project Management
  • MIS211 - Information Security, Governance and the Cloud
  • MIS798 - Project Management

Knowledge areas

Cyber security risk aspects of SMEs.

Cyber security resilience and human awareness, training and cultural development.

System modelling and security analysis.

ICT Ethics, Privacy and Governance of secure infomation systems.

Media appearances

15 July 2021: Keynote Speaker at 'Cyber Safe 21' symposium in Warrnambool.

15 June 2021: 3YB FM (94.5) Warrnambool radio Interview regarding the Cyber Security of SMEs and 'Cyber Safe 21'.

4 March 2021: media release of industry white paper entitled '2021 State of Cyber Fitness in Australian Small Businesses' with industry partners AustCyber, Cynch Security, Deakin CSRI and RMIT CCSRI. 

4 March 2021: AISA webinar entitled 'The State of Cyber Fitness in Australian Small Business' 2020 with industry partners Cynch Security, Deakin CSRI and RMIT CCSRI.

26 October 2020: AustCyber Cyber Week 2020 webinar entitled 'The Cyber Fitness of Aussie Small Business' with industry partners Cynch Security, Deakin CSRI and RMIT CCSRI.

Research groups

Foundation research member of the Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation (CSRI) at Deakin University.

  • CSRI Division Leader for Organisational Security and Critical Infrastructure.

Awards

  • 2009: Early Career Researcher Scheme Grant, Faculty Information & Security Research Cluster.
  • 2009: 'Top Five' Researcher Grant, School of Infomation Systems.
  • 2007: Award in recognition of valuable contributions to Teaching within the School of Information Systems, School of Information Systems.
  • 2006: Award for Rewarding and Promoting Excellent Teaching, Faculty of Business and Law.

Projects

2021: National Authentication Governance and Human Framework funding to the value of $23,500.

2020-21: AustCyber – leading the Cyber Security for Small and Micro Organisations project funding to the value of $100,000.
Synopsis: The CSRI in partnership with industry partner Cynch Security, seeks to understand the fitness of Australian SMEs and identify the cyber security weaknesses to develop workable and practical solutions for SMEs.

2020: National Authentication Governance and Human Framework funding to the value of $23,500.

2019: CyberCRC – co-lead researcher for successful CSRI grant application to the value of $70,000.
Synopsis: The research project objectives is to determine cyber-security preparedness, engagement, confidence, culture, awareness, and resilience, including potential cyber-security gaps within the respective Victorian and Australian SME business community over the 2019 period.

2018-19: Cyber Secure Geelong – in partnership with the Geelong Chamber of Commerce.
Synopsis: The Cyber Security, Research & Innovation (CSRI) at Deakin University in partnership with the Geelong Chamber of Commerce (GCoC) propose to undertake a cyber-security survey involving the GCoC business membership community. The intention of this research project is to seek and report upon the attitudinal feedback of businesses to measure their preparedness, engagement, awareness, resilience and identify potential cyber-security gaps within the broader business community.

Publications

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2021

Big cyber security questions for small business: The state of cyber fitness in Australian small businesses

Graeme Pye, Matthew Warren, Scott Salzman, Rosemary Van Der Meer, AustCyber, Cynch Security

(2021), Melbourne, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper
2019

Cyber secure Geelong: determining SME cyber-security preparedness

Graeme Pye, Scott Salzman, Matthew Warren, Damien Manual, Bernadette Uzelac

(2019), pp. 62-69, CWAR 2019 : Proceedings of the 18th Australian Cyber Warfare Conference 2019, Melbourne, Vic., E1

conference
2018

Interdisciplinary research and the early career researcher

G Pye

(2018), pp. 34-54, Positioning research shifting paradigms, interdisciplinarity and indigeneity, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Investigating different patterns of student engagement with blended learning environments in Australian business education: Implications for design and practice

Graeme Pye, Dale Holt, Scott Salzman

(2018), Vol. 22, pp. 1-23, Australasian journal of information systems, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

journal article
2015

Engaging diverse student audiences in contemporary blended learning environments in Australian higher business education: implications for design and practice

G Pye, D Holt, S Salzman, E Bellucci, L Lombardi

(2015), Vol. 19, pp. 1-20, Australasian journal of information systems, Wollongong, N.S.W., C1

journal article

Adoption of social media as a communication medium: a study of theoretical foundations

V Senadheera, M Warren, S Leitch, G Pye

(2015), pp. 1-19, UKAIS 2015 : Proceedings of the UK Academy for Information Systems Conference 2015, Oxford, Eng., E1-1

conference
2012

Ethical considerations and guidelines in web analytics and digital marketing : a retail case study

R Kenny, J Pierce, G Pye

(2012), pp. 5-12, AiCE 2012 : Proceedings of the 6th Australian Institute of Computer Ethics conference 2012, Melbourne, Victoria, E1

conference
2011

Critical infrastructure protection : an ethical choice

G Pye, M Warren, W Hutchinson

(2011), pp. 214-230, ICT ethics and security in the 21st century : new developments and applications, Hershey Pa., B1

book chapter

Critical infrastructure systems : security analysis and modelling approach

G Pye

(2011), Vol. 1, pp. 37-58, International journal of cyber warfare and terrorism, Hershey, Pa., C1-1

journal article

Modelling relational aspects of critical infrastructure systems

G Pye, M Warren

(2011), pp. 202-210, ECIW 2011 : Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Information Warfare and Security, Tallinn, Estonia, E1

conference

Analysis and modelling of critical infrastructure systems

G Pye, M Warren

(2011), ECIW 2011 : Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Information Warfare and Security, Tallinn, Estonia, E1

conference
2010

An applied framework for modelling a critical infrastructure system incident

G Pye, M Warren

(2010), pp. 245-260, ECIW 2010 : Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Information Warfare and Security, Thessaloniki, Greece, E1

conference

Australian critical infrastructure protection : a case of two tales

M Warren, G Pye, W Hutchinson

(2010), pp. 30-36, SECAU 2010 : Proceedings of the 11th Australian Information Warfare and Security Conference, Perth, W.A., E1

conference
2009

Impact of ICT governance within Australian companies

B O'Donohue, G Pye, M Warren

(2009), pp. 163-177, Information technology governance and service management : frameworks and adaptations, Hershey, Pa., B1

book chapter

An emergent security risk : critical infrastructures and information warfare

G Pye, M Warren

(2009), Vol. 8, pp. 14-26, Journal of information warfare, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article

Security analysis and modelling framework for critical infrastructure systems

G Pye, M Warren

(2009), pp. 198-207, ECIW 2009 : Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Information Warfare and Security, Braga, Portugal, E1

conference
2008

Scandal, censorship and representation in the online world : an ethical conundrum

G Pye, A Miller

(2008), pp. 98-104, AiCE 2008 : Conference proceedings of AiCE 2008, Melbourne, 11 February, 2008 : fifth Australian Institute of Computer Ethics Conference, Melbourne, Victoria, E1

conference

Considerations for modelling critical infrastructure systems

G Pye, M Warren

(2008), pp. 185-196, ECIW 2008 : Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Information Warfare and Security, Plymouth, England, E1

conference
2007

Modelling critical infrastructure systems

G Pye, M Warren

(2007), Vol. 6, pp. 41-53, Journal of information warfare, Australia, C1

journal article

A model and framework for online security benchmarking

G Pye, M Warren

(2007), Vol. 31, pp. 209-215, Informatica : journal of computing and informatics, Ljubljana, Jugoslavija, C1

journal article

E-business security benchmarking : a model and framework

G Pye, M Warren

(2007), Vol. 1, pp. 378-390, International journal of information and computer security, Olney, N.S.W., C1

journal article

Benchmarks for critical infrastructure systems modelling

G Pye, M Warren

(2007), pp. 207-216, ECIW 2007 : Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Information Warfare and Security, Shrivenham, England, E1

conference

Locating risk through modelling critical infrastructure systems

G Pye, M Warren

(2007), pp. 87-98, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security & Assurance, Plymouth, England, E1

conference

A conceptual model for security outsourcing

K Samarasinghe, M Warren, G Pye

(2007), pp. 187-194, Proceedings of the 5th Australian Information Security Management Conference, Perth, W.A., E1

conference
2006

Security management : modelling critical infrastructure

G Pye, M Warren

(2006), Vol. 5, pp. 46-61, Journal of information warfare, Churchlands, W. A., C1

journal article

Striking a balance between ethics and ICT governance

G Pye, M Warren

(2006), Vol. 13, pp. 201-207, Australian journal of information systems, Canberra, A.C.T., C1

journal article

Improving ICT governance in Australian companies

B O`Donohue, G Pye, M Warren

(2006), Proceedings of the 17th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Adelaide Convention Centre, 6th-8th December 2006 : thought leadership in IS, Adelaide, South Australia, E1

conference

Critical infrastructure protection, modelling and management: an Australian commercial case study

G Pye, M Warren

(2006), pp. 177-190, Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Information Warfare and Security : National Defence College, Helsinki, Finland, 1 - 2 June 2006, Helsinki, Finland, E1

conference

A conceptual model of and framework for benchmarking online security

G Pye, M Warren

(2006), pp. 501-508, e-Society 2006 : Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Society 2006, Dublin, Ireland, E1

conference

Conceptual modelling: choosing a critical infrastructure modelling methodology

G Pye, M Warren

(2006), pp. 103-113, Proceedings of the 7th Australian Information Warfare and Security Conference, Perth, Western Australia, E1

conference
2005

Australian commercial-critical infrastructure management protection

G Pye, M Warren

(2005), pp. 249-259, Proceedings of the 4th European Conference on Information Warfare and Security, Glamorgan, Wales, E1

conference

Modelling critical infrastructure dependency relationships

G Pye, M Warren

(2005), Protecting the Australian homeland : conference proceedings of [the] 6th Australian Information Warfare & Security Conference, Geelong, November 24-25th, 2005., Geelong, E1

conference

Ethics or ICT governance: striking an ethical balance

G Pye, M Warren

(2005), Conference proceedings of AiCE 2005 Geelong, September 26th, 2005, fourth Australian Institute of Computer Ethics Conference, Geelong, Australia, E1

conference

Benchmarking e-business security : a model and framework

G Pye, M Warren

(2005), pp. 1-8, Proceeding of the 3rd Australian Computer, Network & Information Forensics Conference, Perth, Western Australia, E1

conference

A conceptual model security for IT security outsourcing

M Warren, D Wilde, S Dojkovski, W Hutchinson

(2005), Protecting the Australian homeland : conference proceedings of [the] 6th Australian Information Warfare & Security Conference, Geelong, Geelong, Vic., E1

conference

Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

Cyber Security for Small and Micro Organisations.

Dr Graeme Pye, Dr Scott Salzman

Cynch Sec Pty Ltd

  • 2020: $19,600

Other Funding Sources

Australian Cyber Security survey of Australian SMEs.

Prof Matthew Warren, Dr Graeme Pye, Dr Scott Salzman

Cyber Security Research Centre Limited

  • 2019: $70,000

National Authentication Governance and Human Framework.

Prof Robin Ram Mohan Doss, A/Prof William Yeoh, Dr Graeme Pye, Dr Frank Jiang

Cyber Security Research Centre Limited

  • 2022: $35,250
  • 2021: $47,000
  • 2020: $23,500

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2017

Dinithi Pallegedara

Thesis entitled: Minimising the Unauthorised Disclosure of Organisational Information via Social Media

Doctor of Philosophy, Dept. of Information Systems and Business Analytics

2015

Vindaya Asanga Senadheera

Thesis entitled: The adoption of social media by australian banks to communicate with the public

Doctor of Philosophy, Dept. of Information Systems and Business Analytics