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Jassim Happa is a lecturer in information security in the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is also a visiting lecturer in the Dept. of Computer Science at the University of Oxford. His research interests include: Computer Graphics, Cyber Security, Human Factors, Resilience, Rendering and Visualization. He obtained his BSc (Hons) in Computing Science at the University of East Anglia in 2006. After a year of working as an Intrusion Detection System (IDS) analyst, he began his PhD at the University of Warwick in October 2007 where he researched the topic of physically-based rendering of heritage for archaeological study. He successfully defended his PhD in January 2012, and between December 2011 – August 2019 worked at Oxford as a Research Fellow on the topic of cybersecurity analytics. Specifically, visual analytics in: threat modelling, situational awareness, risk propagation, human factors in security, resilience, decision support, data protection and cyber threat intelligence. He joined Royal Holloway in September 2019 continuing this line of research. Teaching wise, he lectures various courses in both cybersecurity and computer graphics at Oxford and Royal Holloway. He also lectures for and supervises doctoral students for the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Cyber Security in topics such as situational awareness, intrusion detection and security architecture.