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RISCS Prize Competition: Optimizing the use of UK Government survey data on cyber security

We are holding a competition for PhD students and early career researchers to encourage cyber security research and analysis that makes use of UK government survey data. Background On 22nd of July 2021 we held a workshop with representatives from National Cyber...

RISCS Anticipation and Futures Literacy – Policy Workshop Report

RISCS held an online policy workshop on 14th July 2021 with 20 participants from Government, academia, and the wider community as part of the RISCS Anticipation theme led by Fellow Professor Genevieve Liveley. The aim of this session was to generate ideas for the...

New publication: Remote Working and (In)Security

We are pleased to release a new RISCS briefing exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cyber security of organisations, created as part of the RISCS Fellowship in Leadership and Culture. Remote Working and (In)SecurityDownload Already in March 2020, it was...

New RISCS Briefing: Online Victimisation

The impact on victims and implications for cybercrime prevention and response As part of her RISCS Fellowship in Cybercrime, Dr Maria Bada has taken particular interest in the impact of online crime on victims, and how such impact differs from that felt by victims of...

Annual Report & Project Catalogue 2021

We have recently launched our RISCS Annual Report for 2020 and our first project catalogue. You can take a look a both documents by following this link: https://www.riscs.org.uk/riscs-annual-report-and-project-catalogue/

Tackling a phishing problem? Don’t pen test your staff

Professor Angela Sasse, UCL Published as part of the Cyber Readiness for Boards (CR4B) Project. Many companies are concerned about the threat of phishing – employees leaking credentials or allowing malicious code access by clicking  on embedded links or opening...

Building bridges: policy engagement training for our community

How can our research inform policy? Who are policy makers and how do they actually ‘make’ policy?  by Flo Greatrix, RISCS Policy Adviser As the policy adviser for RISCS, I am tasked with improving the dialogue and building relationships between our...

New RISCS Policy briefing: a framework to assess evidence quality in cyber security policy making

We are thrilled to share our new policy briefing based on the Evaluating Cyber Security Evidence for Policy Advice” (ECSEPA) project led by Professor Madeline Carr (UCL) and Professor Siraj Shaikh (Coventry University). Civil servants across the UK Government are...

Cyber Insurance and Risk Management: Challenges and Opportunities

UCL gates in March 2020 A new playground for underwriters? Corporate boards the world over are scrambling to address the unique challenges of the COVID-19 global pandemic – particularly the impact of social distancing. In addition to the obvious problems this causes...

Call for Start-ups to join the NCSC Cyber Accelerator Programme

ACE-CSR PIs and RI Directors The NCSC Cyber Accelerator is a collaboration between the UK Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC, part of GCHQ) , and Wayra UK (Telefónica's Open Innovation Hub). We...

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RISCS Anticipation and Futures Literacy – Policy Workshop Report

RISCS held an online policy workshop on 14th July 2021 with 20 participants from Government, academia, and the wider community as part of the RISCS Anticipation theme led by Fellow Professor Genevieve Liveley. The aim of this session was to generate ideas for the...

New publication: Remote Working and (In)Security

We are pleased to release a new RISCS briefing exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cyber security of organisations, created as part of the RISCS Fellowship in Leadership and Culture. Remote Working and (In)SecurityDownload Already in March 2020, it was...

New RISCS Briefing: Online Victimisation

The impact on victims and implications for cybercrime prevention and response As part of her RISCS Fellowship in Cybercrime, Dr Maria Bada has taken particular interest in the impact of online crime on victims, and how such impact differs from that felt by victims of...

Annual Report & Project Catalogue 2021

We have recently launched our RISCS Annual Report for 2020 and our first project catalogue. You can take a look a both documents by following this link: https://www.riscs.org.uk/riscs-annual-report-and-project-catalogue/

Tackling a phishing problem? Don’t pen test your staff

Professor Angela Sasse, UCL Published as part of the Cyber Readiness for Boards (CR4B) Project. Many companies are concerned about the threat of phishing – employees leaking credentials or allowing malicious code access by clicking  on embedded links or opening...

Building bridges: policy engagement training for our community

How can our research inform policy? Who are policy makers and how do they actually ‘make’ policy?  by Flo Greatrix, RISCS Policy Adviser As the policy adviser for RISCS, I am tasked with improving the dialogue and building relationships between our...

Cyber Insurance and Risk Management: Challenges and Opportunities

UCL gates in March 2020 A new playground for underwriters? Corporate boards the world over are scrambling to address the unique challenges of the COVID-19 global pandemic – particularly the impact of social distancing. In addition to the obvious problems this causes...

Call for Start-ups to join the NCSC Cyber Accelerator Programme

ACE-CSR PIs and RI Directors The NCSC Cyber Accelerator is a collaboration between the UK Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC, part of GCHQ) , and Wayra UK (Telefónica's Open Innovation Hub). We...