RISCS Fellows

Professor Genevieve Liveley

Professor Genevieve Liveley

University of Bristol

Related Theme:
Anticipation and Futures Literacy

Genevieve Liveley is Professor 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.

Professor Lizzie Coles-Kemp

Professor Lizzie Coles-Kemp

Royal Holloway, University of London

Related Theme:
Digital Responsibility

Lizzie is Professor in Information Security at Royal Holloway, University 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 Maria Bada

Dr Maria Bada

Queen Mary University of London

Related Theme:
Cybercrime

Maria is Lecturer in Cyberpsychology at Queen Mary University of London. Teaching and conducting research in areas such as online safety and prevention, decision-making, cybercrime and cybersecurity.

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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).
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
    Dr Anna Cartwright

    Dr Anna Cartwright

    Oxford Brookes University

    Related Theme:
    Quantification and Cyber Risk

    Anna Cartwright is Principal Lecturer in Accounting, Finance and Economics and RISCS Fellow at Oxford Brookes University.

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    Aim

    Two closely related strands of work underpin the fellowship with the aim to provide critical new insight on the issue of measuring and quantifying cyber risk: (1) to make better use of existing government and open data on cyber-security to inform policy, (2) to explore whether we can leverage the unique position of small IT companies to improve cyber-risk management in SMEs.

    Key activities

    • Hold a policy workshop to address the following questions: (a) What data on cyber-security in SMEs is freely available for academic research? (b) What are the priority policy questions we should try to analyse with that data? (c) How can we most effectively analyse the data?
    • Launch a competition, based on the outcomes of the policy workshop, to encourage novel data analysis.
    • Hold an engagement workshop to feedback on the outcomes of the competition and set a plan for future collaboration and analysis.
    • Hold a series of focus groups with small local IT providers to explore how they think best practice can be spread most effectively to SMEs.
    Dr Shamal Faily

    Dr Shamal Faily

    Robert Gordon University

    Related Theme:
    Secure Development Practices

    Shamal is Lecturer in Cyber Security at the School of Computing at Robert Gordon University (RGU), and Programme Leader of RGU’s Cyber Security undergraduate degree.

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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 Ruth Massie

    Dr Ruth Massie

    Cranfield University

    Related Theme:
    Leadership and Culture

    Ruth Massie is Associate Professor in Andragogy at Cranfield Uniersity and is the Education lead for the new undergraduate provision at MK:U.

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    Aim

    The aim of this Fellowship is to focus on the Leadership elements of Leadership and Culture looking at leadership as a concept not at a specific job role. Much has been written about cyber leadership but leaders at all levels of organisations are still unsure of their roles and responsibilities. At times the advice to leaders is contradictory or unclear and so the aim of this year’s Fellowship is to understand where cyber leadership thinking is up to, where is supports and contradicts itself. From this a future research agenda will be developed.

    Key activities

    • The first key activity is to review the existing literature in the arena of cyber leadership. This aims to look at where the academic, industry and public sector agree, disagree, have gaps and/or overlaps on the topic. This will be supported by a series of focus groups.