RISCS Fellows

Dr Genevieve Liveley

Dr Genevieve Liveley

University of Bristol

Related Theme:
Anticipation and Prospection

Genevieve Liveley is a Reader in Classics, RISCS Fellow, and Turing Fellow at the University of Bristol.
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Aim

The aim is to 1) map the current landscape of sociotechnical futures expertise in cyber security (across research, government, and industry), 2) build the community of researchers and practitioners involved in this area (including early career researchers and PhD students), 3) frame the core research questions and future strategies for this theme (in collaboration with key stakeholders) and 4) shape the future of futures literacy and anticipatory risk management processes in cyber security.

Key Activities

A portfolio-style report (1) detailing the current and emerging research landscape of anticipation, prospection, and futures literacy in the cyber security and wider sociotechnical risk space. 2) Mapping of future partners, networks, collaboration and funding opportunities; and (3) A summary report of findings and recommendations.

Berta Pappenheim

Berta Pappenheim

CyberFish Company

Related Theme:
Leadership and Culture

Berta is CEO of CyberFish, a cyberpsychology consultancy business, alumni of the NCSC/GCHQ accelerator programme.

Aim

The aim of the Fellowship project is to understand the implications of mass remote/hybrid working arrangements on the psychological contract between employees and leadership from the perspective of cyber risk:

  • Understand how different organisations adjusted to new forms of working while maintaining/reducing their cyber risk exposure.
  • Strategies used to keep a positive cyber security culture front of mind.
  • Best practices used for maintaining trust, nurturing teamwork, safeguarding mental health of team members (reducing insider risk / human error).

Key Activities:

Gather evidence on operational and collaboration aspects of pandemic changes within the RISCS community and beyond.

  • Involve ECRs to deliver structured interviews with the wider RISCS community to gather insight on practical examples of what strategies and processes were implemented and their effectiveness (if known).
  • Gather information on requirements, challenges, but also opportunities.
  • Identify and share strategies to drive further research and capacity building.

The outcome of the collaborative research will include the delivery of structured interviews with CISOs & Cyber Awareness Leads in main industry sectors & government. Responses will be analyzed and published in a White Paper in to inform future scope for policy/funding directions including further industry consultation.

Dr Shamal Faily

Dr Shamal Faily

Bournemouth University

Related Theme:
Secure Development Practices

Shamal is a Principal Lecturer in Systems Security Engineering and co-ordinator of the Bournemouth University Cyber Security Research group (BUCSR).
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Aim

The aim is to draw on existing Secure By Design research to build a UK map of Secure Development research to identify opportunities for collaboration, facilitate community-driven events and networking with other projects to encourage collaboration around additional subthemes. And to develop a Code of Practice for Secure Development, which will provide long-term, sustainable impact of the fellowship activities.

Key activities:

  • Develop material for half a day’s onboarding tutorial and then work with 2-3 organisations to embed and capture the evidence of the efficacy and adoption of the delivered content.
  • Create a UK map of Secure Development researchers
  • Hold 3 community workshops with keynote speakers.
Dr Maria Bada

Dr Maria Bada

University of Cambridge

Related Theme:
Cybercrime

Maria is a Research Associate at the Cambridge Cybercrime Centre, at the Computer Laboratory of Cambridge University.
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Aim

The aim of the fellowship will be to 1) explore the impact of online crime in the UK from the victims’ perspective and 2) understand the role, challenges, and capacity of the police, the judiciary and other authorities in dealing with such crimes. Particular attention will be paid to the question of how and to what extent the situation and needs of victims of online crimes differ from the situation and needs of victims of traditional offline crimes. The Fellowship will deliver policy recommendations for training and risk assessment, a future research agenda, and practical options for supporting similar research going forward.

Key activities:

  • Build a community around this topic (academics, private sector, policy makers, law enforcement, judiciary, prosecutors in the UK and/or abroad).
  • Create an online repository of relevant work.
  • Host 1-2 events during the year (if possible).
Professor Lizzie Coles-Kemp

Professor Lizzie Coles-Kemp

Royal Holloway University

Related Theme:
Digital Responsibility

Lizzie is a Professor in Information Security at Royal Holloway Universtiy of London.
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Aim

I see Digital Responsibility (DR) as a bridge between digital inclusion, digital safety, and security practice. The objective of the Fellowship is to create a space in which policy makers and researchers can meet on the topic of safer digital inclusion. The impact of this work stream would be to provide a platform for work that aims to minimise the unintended digital exclusion and to assess the security impact of intentional digital exclusion.

Key Activities

Roundtable to debate what DR research should contribute to public policy; a showcase on digital economy work in DR; an ECR-led research network in DR; a range of outputs potentially including: a booklet set that can be used by policy makers, anthology of papers and an open source map of the current research landscape.

Dr Tim Stevens

Dr Tim Stevens

King's College London

Related Theme:
International Dimensions

Tim is Senior Lecturer in Global Security at King’s College London and head of the KCL Cyber Security Research Group.

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Aim

The aim of the fellowship is to identify, map and develop the community of UK researchers (academics, private sector, government, civil society) exploring the international dimensions of cybersecurity. It will facilitate community events and networking to encourage multidisciplinary collaboration on specific sub-themes: international order and the geopolitics of cybersecurity; the international political economy of cybersecurity; global cyber governance; cyber statecraft and diplomacy; and cyber conflict and capabilities.

Key activities

  • Map the UK landscape of research in the international dimensions of cybersecurity
  • Build a sustainable community of UK researchers in this field, including young scholars
  • Identify future partnerships, networks, collaboration and funding opportunities
  • Publish a national research strategy white paper for the international dimensions of cybersecurity