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Job Opportunity: Research Assistant in Leadership and Culture

Job Description We are recruiting a UK-based Research Assistant to work c. 400 hours in support of the Research Institute for Sociotechnical Cyber Security (RISCS) Fellowship in Leadership and Culture. The successful candidate will work with the RISCS Fellow Associate...

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...

Data Governance Survey – SPRITE+

A message on behalf of our colleague at the Accountability and Ethics in a Digital Ecosystem Challenge Working Group, Part of the EPSRC Security Privacy Identity Trust and Engagement (SPRITE) Network+ You are invited to participate in a survey aimed at exploring the...

Call for applications: RISCS Fellow in Leadership and Culture

We are currently welcoming applications for the position of a RISCS Fellow in Leadership and Culture in an Organisation How can an organisation position itself and what can it put in place to optimise cyber security behaviours and cyber risk decision making? What does...

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...

Call for Abstracts – IMPACT2021 Conference

Where? Virtual When? Friday 23rd July 2021 IMPACT connects cyber security researchers with industry insiders to skyrocket human cyber risk management. Last year, we had over 400 delegates from industry and Government join us to hear from the academic...

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...

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Job Opportunity: Research Assistant in Leadership and Culture

Job Description We are recruiting a UK-based Research Assistant to work c. 400 hours in support of the Research Institute for Sociotechnical Cyber Security (RISCS) Fellowship in Leadership and Culture. The successful candidate will work with the RISCS Fellow Associate...

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...

Data Governance Survey – SPRITE+

A message on behalf of our colleague at the Accountability and Ethics in a Digital Ecosystem Challenge Working Group, Part of the EPSRC Security Privacy Identity Trust and Engagement (SPRITE) Network+ You are invited to participate in a survey aimed at exploring the...

Call for applications: RISCS Fellow in Leadership and Culture

We are currently welcoming applications for the position of a RISCS Fellow in Leadership and Culture in an Organisation How can an organisation position itself and what can it put in place to optimise cyber security behaviours and cyber risk decision making? What does...

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...

Call for Abstracts – IMPACT2021 Conference

Where? Virtual When? Friday 23rd July 2021 IMPACT connects cyber security researchers with industry insiders to skyrocket human cyber risk management. Last year, we had over 400 delegates from industry and Government join us to hear from the academic...

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...