School of Law

Contact Details

Dr Lena Y. Connolly

Research Fellow

I am a Research Fellow at the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies in the School of Law where I conduct research in the areas of cryptocurrency, cybercrime, and policing crime. Before joining the University of Leeds, I worked as a Lecturer at the National University of Ireland, Galway with the Business Information Systems group.

Research Interests

In my PhD thesis, I investigated how various factors affect employee security behaviour. Data was collected in the United States and Ireland. My research interests include Information Security, Cryptocurrency, Cybercrime in Cloud, Ransomware. Currently, I am working on a EPSRC-funded project titled “EconoMical, PsycHologicAl and Societal Impact of RanSomware (EMPHASIS)”

Key Publications

Connolly, L., Lang, M. & Tygar, J. D. (2014) Managing Employee Security Behaviour in Organisations: The Role of Cultural Factors and Individual Values, In Proceedings of 29th IFIP TC-11 SEC 2014 International Information Security and Privacy Conference, Marrakech, Morocco, June 2-4.

Connolly, L., Lang, M., Tygar, J. D. (2015) Investigation of Employee Security Behaviour: A Grounded Theory Approach, 30th IFIP TC-11 SEC 2015 International Information Security and Privacy Conference, Hamburg, Germany, May 26-28.

Connolly, L., Lang, M., Gathegi, J. & Tygar, J.D. (2017) Organisational Culture, Procedural Countermeasures, and Employee Security Behaviour: A Qualitative Study, Information Management & Computer Security, 25 (3).


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