Kholoud Althobaiti

About Me:

I am Kholoud Althobaiti (Pronounced as Kolood).  I am interested in usable security research. More specifically, decision-making with regard to computer security and then creating data-driven improvements to systems and interfaces that help users make better decisions.

Currently, I am a PhD student at the school of informatics at the University of Edinburgh. My PhD project is about supporting users’ decision on URLs’ safety, phishing related issue. I am currently a teaching assistant on a study leave at the Taif University in Saudi Arabia. I got both my BSc and MSc degrees in computer since with the focus in my MSc degree on cyber security and privacy.

Contact me:

Twitter: @kholoud_cs
LinkedIn: Kholoud Althobaiti


A Case Study of Phishing Incident Response in an Educational Organization
K. Althobaiti, A. DG Jenkins, K. Vaniea; In The 24th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW2021), 2021 PDF, Presentation

I Don't Need an Expert! Making URL Phishing Features Human Comprehensible
K. Althobaiti, N. Meng, K. Vaniea; In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI21), 2021 PDF, Presentation

A Review of Human- and Computer-Facing URL Phishing Feature
K. Althobaiti, G Rummani, K. Vaniea; In the European Workshop on Usable Security (EuroUSEC), 2019. PDF

Faheem: Explaining URLs to people using a Slack bot
K. Althobaiti, S. Zheng, K. Vaniea; In Symposium on Digital Behaviour Intervention for Cyber Security (AISB), 2018. PDF

Random walk with jumps: A new query search method based on analysing Gnutella protocol 
K. Althobaiti, S. J. Alotaibi, H. Alqahtani, In World Congress on Internet Security (WorldCIS), 2015. PDF, Presentation