Angela Sasse - RISCS Director
M. Angela Sasse FREng is the Professor of Human-Centred Technology in the Department of Computer Science at University College London, UK. A usability researcher by training, she started investigating the causes and effects of usability issues with security mechanisms in 1996. In addition to studying specific mechanisms such as passwords, biometrics, and access control, her research group has developed human-centred frameworks that explain the role of security, privacy, identity and trust in human interactions with technology. She was elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2015. She was a member of the Steering Committee of the Royal Society’s report into Cyber Security Research in the UK.
Madeline Carr - Interim RISCS Director
Lizzie Coles-Kemp - Deputy Director
Lizzie is a qualitative researcher who uses creative engagement methods to explore everyday practices of information production, protection, circulation, curation and consumption within and between communities. She took up a full-time academic post in 2008 and prior to joining Royal Holloway University of London she worked for 18 years as an information security practitioner. Lizzie’s focus is the intersection between perceptions and narratives of individual and community security and technological security. Her research specialises in public and community service design and consumption. Lizzie is currently an EPSRC research fellow with a research programme in everyday security and digital service design.
Susan A - Technical Director, NCSC
Sam B, Researcher - NCSC
Sam B is a researcher in the National Cyber Security Centre’s Sociotechnical Security Group (StSG). Sam has spent over fifteen years working in a variety of security roles, including backup & recovery systems, threat assessment, cyber security consultancy and customer liaison. Most recently, he spent two years working alongside the Health & Social Care sector. Sam is a big believer that people are the greatest asset to their organisation’s security efforts when empowered to act as leaders and innovators.
Geraint Price - Chair of the Practitioners Panel
Geraint obtained his B.Sc. in Computer Science from Royal Holloway University of London in 1994 and his Ph.D. from University of Cambridge in 1999. His Ph.D. dissertation analysed the interaction between Computer Security and Fault Tolerance. From 1999 to 2001, he was a Research Associate within the University of Cambridge, working on projects related to Denial of Service attacks in networks. In November 2001, he joined the Information Security Group (ISG) as a Research Assistant to work on a project funded by PricewaterhouseCoopers on the future of Public Key Infrastructures. From late 2002 to mid 2004 he worked on a research project funded by the PKI Club at Royal Holloway. In Sept 2004 Geraint was appointed as Lecturer in Information Security. Geraint has a strong interest in the practice of information security and leads the ISG’s external engagement activities with business and government. Geraint is a regular attendee, panellist and speaker at a number of industrial fora, including I-4 and the ISF.