The Research Institute for the Science of Cyber Security (RISCS) takes an evidence based and inter- disciplinary approach to addressing cyber security challenges. RISCS provides a platform for the exchange of ideas, problems and research between academia, industry, and government. We promote and support the development of scientific approaches to cyber security. Central to our RISCS agenda is the application of research to stimulate a transition from ‘common practice’ to ‘evidence- based best practice’. 

Recognising that ‘cyber security’ is a contested concept, RISCS seeks to develop sound interventions and responses to diverse cyber security challenges. We actively seek to facilitate relevant and productive collaboration in order to anticipate emergent cyber security issues from the perspectives of public policy, social practice and technology.