The quality of evidence

In their talk at the June 2017 RISCS community meeting, Thomas Gross and Kovila Coopamootoo (both Newcastle), discussed the results of a small grant project on evidence-based methods in cyber security. RISCS was founded to pursue an evidence-based approach, but the question of the extent to which the community employs Read more…

Shujun Li: The ACCEPT project

The root of the Addressing Cybersecurity and Cybercrime via a co-Evolutionary aPproach to reducing human-relaTed risks (ACCEPT) project, says its leader, Shujun Li (Surrey and Kent) is that while research has found that personalisation and contextualisation are crucial elements in many digital systems involving human users, not enough has been Read more…

EMPHASIS: Studying ransomware

The best-known example of ransomware to date is 2017’s Wannacry, which disrupted numerous organisations including at least a third of NHS trusts. Even before that incident, Eerke Boiten (De Montfort) was starting work on EconoMical, PsycHologicAl and Societal Impact of RanSomware (EMPHASIS), a project to study ransomware and devise interventions. Read more…