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Shaneé Dawkins (Fed)

Computer Scientist

Dr. Shaneé Dawkins is a Computer Scientist in the Visualization and Usability Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). At NIST since 2012, Shaneé performs research focusing on human centered design and evaluation guidelines and standards. She is a part of the usable cybersecurity program, where she leads the phishing project. Shaneé also contributes to NIST’s public safety communication research (PSCR) efforts as a part of VUG’s PSCR usability team.

Shaneé received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science at Auburn University, where her research focused on human computer interaction and human centered design. She earned her B.S. in Computer Engineering at North Carolina A&T State University.


The New NIST Phish Scale, Revealing Why End Users Click

Shanee T. Dawkins, Kristen Greene, Jody L. Jacobs
Developed based on over 4 years of NIST phishing training data, the NIST Phish Scale is a DIY method for rating human phishing detection difficulty – key to
Created September 24, 2019, Updated October 21, 2020