DR Sean Maynard

DR Sean Maynard


  • Business Analytics (competitive advantage)
  • Information Security (security policy evaluation quality culture governance decision making)



  • Dr Sean Maynard is an academic in the Department of Computing Information Systems at the University of Melbourne. Starting his academic career in Information Systems focusing on the use of computing technology to aid senior management (EIS) and the evaluation of decision support systems, his research over the past decade has been in the area of information systems security, in particular focusing on the evaluation of security policy quality and on the investigation of security culture within organisations.  Dr Maynard has taught many aspects of Information Systems including: Programming, Database Systems, Data Warehousing and Business Analytics, Security, Analysis and Design, and Information Systems.   


Member of

  • Association for Information Systems. MAIS 2013 -
  • Australian Computer Society. Member 1996 -
  • Digital Teaching and Learning Victoria. Committee of Management Member 2014 - 2015
  • Victorian Information Technology Teachers Association. Committee of Management Member 2011 - 2014


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • 2015: S. Maynard, A. Ahmad, C. Leckie, and G. Shanks, “Security
    Analytics: Enhancing Security Situation-Awareness using Big Data Analytics”, Centre for Business Analytics Grant, University of Melbourne, $20K. 

    2015: R. Bosua, M. Richardson, A. Ahmad, K. Clark, and S.
    Maynard,”Protecting Individual Privacy: Do the Australian Privacy Principles work with the Internet of Things?”, Melbourne Networked Society Institute, University of Melbourne, $25K.


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2010
  • MComp, Monash University 1998
  • BComp, Monash University 1992



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • We actively recruit high quality research students interested in pursuing a PhD or Research Masters in the area of Information Security and related fields. We focus on the area of information security from a management perspective . As such, our focus, whilst on security, interacts with other areas of information systems and management. If you are interested in this area then we would like to hear from you! Send me an email with a proposal, a full CV and your transcript. Note that if you are an Australian resident then you won't have to worry about competing for a scholarship. Also, study can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis.