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Jason’s experience of RISCS ECR away day…

RISCS held an away day for early career researchers (ECRs) in March 2022. Participants were nominated by our community to bring us together after two years of working remotely. The event aimed to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and research solutions to...

New edition of the RISCS Project Catalogue

We are pleased to announce the release of the updated June 2022 version of the RISCS Project Catalogue! The RISCS project catalogue is intended to be a succinct summary of all previous RISCS-funded and affiliated projects tailored for a policy audience. We hope it...

A Day in the Life of a Sociotechnical Researcher in the NCSC…

by Lee C4Lee C4 is a researcher in the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) working in the Sociotechnical Security Group (StSG). He is the NCSC theme lead for Digital Responsibility and co-theme lead for Cyber Risk Quantification at RISCS.As I travelled home...

Call for Presentations: EU Conference on Social Networks (EUSN 2022)

The 6th European Conference on Social Networks (EUSN 2022) Organised Session 16: Social Cybersecurity: Convergence of Social Network Analysis in Cyber Srinidhi Vasudevan, University of GreenwichAnna Piazza, University College LondonMadeline Carr, University College...

EU Cyber Policy Workshop Report

Future directions in EU cyber security: implications for UK policy and strategy RISCS held an online policy workshop on 13th January 2022 with 30 participants from Government and academia as part of the our International Dimensions theme led by Fellow Dr Tim Stevens....

2021 Annual Report Launch!

We are pleased to announce the launch of our Annual Report for 2021! The report covers RISCS activity over the last year, highlighting  some of the exciting developments across our themes in sociotechnical cybersecurity research. This work has been driven by our seven...

RISCS Prize Competition Results Announcement!

We are delighted to announce the results of the RISCS Prize Competition, set up by Fellow Dr. Anna Cartwright for the Quantification and Cyber Risk Theme. First Place The winners of the competition were Steven Kemp, David Buil-Gil, Fernando Miro Linares and Nicholas...

RISCS Cybercrime Theme – Policy Workshop Report

Improving the UK's Resilience to Ransomware RISCS held an online policy workshop on 2nd December 2021 with 33 participants from Government, academia, and the wider community as part of the RISCS Cybercrime theme led by Dr Maria Bada. The aim of this workshop was to...

We’re Hiring: Research Assistant on our Cybercrime Theme

Job Description We are recruiting a UK based research assistant to work 160 hours in support of the RISCS Fellowship on the theme of Cybercrime. The successful candidate will work with RISCS Fellow Dr. Maria Bada to deliver on writing up the findings and results of...

Call to Action: RISCS Prize Competition Entrants

Thursday 20th January 2022 Call to Action for all PhD students and early career researchers looking to enter the RISCS Prize Competition: Optimizing the use of UK Government survey data on cyber security first advertised back in August 2021. We request that...

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Jason’s experience of RISCS ECR away day…

RISCS held an away day for early career researchers (ECRs) in March 2022. Participants were nominated by our community to bring us together after two years of working remotely. The event aimed to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and research solutions to...

New edition of the RISCS Project Catalogue

We are pleased to announce the release of the updated June 2022 version of the RISCS Project Catalogue! The RISCS project catalogue is intended to be a succinct summary of all previous RISCS-funded and affiliated projects tailored for a policy audience. We hope it...

A Day in the Life of a Sociotechnical Researcher in the NCSC…

by Lee C4Lee C4 is a researcher in the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) working in the Sociotechnical Security Group (StSG). He is the NCSC theme lead for Digital Responsibility and co-theme lead for Cyber Risk Quantification at RISCS.As I travelled home...

EU Cyber Policy Workshop Report

Future directions in EU cyber security: implications for UK policy and strategy RISCS held an online policy workshop on 13th January 2022 with 30 participants from Government and academia as part of the our International Dimensions theme led by Fellow Dr Tim Stevens....

2021 Annual Report Launch!

We are pleased to announce the launch of our Annual Report for 2021! The report covers RISCS activity over the last year, highlighting  some of the exciting developments across our themes in sociotechnical cybersecurity research. This work has been driven by our seven...

RISCS Prize Competition Results Announcement!

We are delighted to announce the results of the RISCS Prize Competition, set up by Fellow Dr. Anna Cartwright for the Quantification and Cyber Risk Theme. First Place The winners of the competition were Steven Kemp, David Buil-Gil, Fernando Miro Linares and Nicholas...

RISCS Cybercrime Theme – Policy Workshop Report

Improving the UK's Resilience to Ransomware RISCS held an online policy workshop on 2nd December 2021 with 33 participants from Government, academia, and the wider community as part of the RISCS Cybercrime theme led by Dr Maria Bada. The aim of this workshop was to...

We’re Hiring: Research Assistant on our Cybercrime Theme

Job Description We are recruiting a UK based research assistant to work 160 hours in support of the RISCS Fellowship on the theme of Cybercrime. The successful candidate will work with RISCS Fellow Dr. Maria Bada to deliver on writing up the findings and results of...

Call to Action: RISCS Prize Competition Entrants

Thursday 20th January 2022 Call to Action for all PhD students and early career researchers looking to enter the RISCS Prize Competition: Optimizing the use of UK Government survey data on cyber security first advertised back in August 2021. We request that...

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...

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...