RISCS research has an incredible record of impact.
We have directly contributed to the following:
- NCSC Engineering Best Practice Guidance
- ENISA Cybersecurity Culture Guidelines
- DCMS Secure by Design Guidance
- NCSC Cyber Insurance Buyers Guide
- NCSC You Shape Security Guidance
- NCSC Board Toolkit
- NCSC People: The Strongest Link Campaign
- Gumtree Fraud Prevention Advice
- US NIST Password Guidance
- NCSC Password Guidance
- DCMS Cyber Security Regulation and Incentives Review
RISCS pull-through to policy making for real world impacts
Since its inception, the interdisciplinary and cross-sector nature of sociotechnical cybersecurity has naturally made RISCS an important research centre for UK and international Cybersecurity policy. A number of academic activities supported by RISCS have contributed to policies and guidelines.
We are pro-active in our policy engagement as well as responding to immediate policy need Our recently published ‘project catalogue’ provides a summary of completed and ongoing projects tailored to a policy audience. Initial discussions with stakeholders confirmed the many practical advantages of having such a publication.
We currently have embedded mechanisms for RISCS research to inform policy, including clear and regular communications channels between UK Government departments, NCSC and RISCS (via our policy officer and RISCS Fellows who have their own networks), and the initiatives planned for this year to bring stakeholders from across sectors together around the Fellowship themes will only serve to strengthen those at a crucial time for cybersecurity policy.