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 establish the latest thinking amongst the cybercrime community on understanding the scale of the ransomware problem, preventing and mitigating ransomware attacks, and to understand gaps in knowledge where further research is needed.

This report summarises the discussions from the workshop and highlights possible research questions to explore that were identified during this session. We invite members of the RISCS community to consider taking forward research to address these gaps and would be happy to discuss opportunities for collaboration on any of them.

The workshop and report were produced in partnership with UCL Engineering’s Policy Impact Unit (PIU).