Maina is a Secure Usability Senior Fellow.

Her fellowship consists of understanding user motivation and how it can better guide secure behavior, focusing specifically on e-mail. Her research will concentrate on these three questions: (i) To what extent does a lack of user motivation contribute to the low adoption and use of secure email?, (ii) How can we motivate users to adopt and use secure e-mail?, and (iii) How can motivation be integrated effectively into the design of secure e-mail? She will focus on the link between user motivation and adoption, and test the impact of motivational interventions. The output of her research will recommend how to increase the uptake of secure e-mail for the general population.