RISCS Principal Investigators

Dr Yulia Cherdantseva

Dr Yulia Cherdantseva

RISCS Principal Investigator

Related Project:
Cyber Security Economics Metrics

I am a lecturer at the National Software Academy at Cardiff University. I am an enthusiastic researcher specialising in Cyber Security, Secure Business Process Design and Risk Assessment. My research interests include (1) Cyber Security in Corporate Information Systems and in Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and SCADA systems, (2) Information Assurance and Security, (3) Design/Modelling of Safe and Secure Systems, (4) Domain-Specific Extensions of Business Process Modelling Languages, (5) Security, Risk and Safety Modelling in Business Processes, (6) Risk Management and Risk Assessment, (7) and Cyber Security Knowledge Representation and Visualisation. My education and research skills are reinforced by my diverse work experience.

Dr Tristan Caulfield

Dr Tristan Caulfield

RISCS Principal Investigator

Related Project:
Keeping the Internet of Things Secure

I’m a Senior Research Fellow in the Information Security Group of the Department of Computer Science at University College London.

The main theme of my research is to find ways to understand and model the behaviour of systems at all scales. By using ideas from security economics, statistics, game theory, and systems modelling, we can gain insight into how systems function and how they can be better managed. This can be used, for example, to explore how different policy choices will affect the security of an organization, or to understand how difference online communities influence the spread of information around the web.

Dr Jason Nurse

Dr Jason Nurse

RISCS Principal Investigator

Related Project:
Incentivising Cybersecurity through Cyber-insurance

My research focuses on the interaction between users and aspects of cyber security, privacy and trust. This considers the full spectrum of technologies in use today and encompasses topics such as:

  • Security and privacy in the internet of things (IoT) and social media (with an organisational and personal device focus).
  • Usable security as well as security awareness programmes in organisations and for the public.
  • Technical and psychological aspects of cybercrime.
  • Identity security and privacy risks in cyberspace (this also considers areas such as open-source intelligence).
  • Detection of fake news and rumours (or conversely, trustworthy content) on social media.
  • Corporate security in light of new forms of technology.
Dr Izidin El Kalak

Dr Izidin El Kalak

RISCS Principal Investigator

Related Project:
Cyber Security Economics Metrics

Dr Izidin El Kalak is lecturer in Finance at Cardiff Business School. Izidin joined Cardiff Business School in January 2018. Previously, he was attached to Kent Business School as a lecturer in Finance where he was involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. Izidin holds a PhD in Finance from Hull Business School (2016). He also received an MSc degree (with Distinction) in Financial Management (2011) and a BSc in Economics (2007).

Izidin main research interests include SMEs financing, corporate innovation, corporate finance and renewable energy investments. Izidin is happy to hear from colleagues on research collaboration ideas and from aspiring potential PhD students within his area of research.

Dr Rebecca  Lucas

Dr Rebecca Lucas

RISCS Principal Investigator

Related Project:
Incentivising Cybersecurity through Cyber-insurance

Rebecca Lucas is a Research Analyst in Cyber Threats and Cyber Security. Her current work focuses on managing risks stemming from the global spread of innovation and technology. Her research interests also include the intersection of cyber security, emerging technologies, and defence policy.

Before coming to RUSI, Rebecca spent several years with Booz Allen Hamilton providing support to the U.S. Department of Defense. She primarily supported clients in the science and technology research community. She also served as a research assistant at Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program.

    Dr Manos Panaousis

    Dr Manos Panaousis

    RISCS Principal Investigator

    Related Project:
    MERIT: a fraMEwoRk to model and IncenTivise cyber security investment decisions

    Dr. Panaousis is an Associate Professor and member of the IoT and Security (ISEC) research group. His expertise is on cyber security strategy and privacy challenges. He employs mathematical modelling, optimisation and game theory to investigate strategic behaviours of defenders and attackers. He derives optimal responses through novel theoretic models and development of corresponding decision support tools instantiated in realistic case studies. He is currently P.I. for the H2020 CUREX project on cyber security risk management, and the H2020 SECONDO project on cyber security economics.

    Dr Ingolf Becker

    Dr Ingolf Becker

    RISCS Principal Investigator

    Related Project:
    Keeping the Internet of Things Secure

    Lecturer at UCL’s Department of Security and Crime Science.

    My research attempts to identify problems arising between security, policies and business processes using statistical techniques and qualitative methods. I believe that understanding user security perceptions and behaviours in their natural contexts is essential for building security that supports society. Research themes:

    • Security and Business Processes
    • Natural Langugage Processing
    • Information Security Management
    • Qualitative Methods
    • Statistical Data Analysis
    Dr James  Sullivan

    Dr James Sullivan

    RISCS Principal Investigator

    Related Project:
    Incentivising Cybersecurity through Cyber-insurance

    James is the Head of Cyber Research at RUSI. His research interests include cyber security, the spread of terrorism and violent extremism in cyberspace, online disinformation campaigns, and the role of emerging technology in defence and security.

    RUSI’s cyber security research agenda focuses on five thematic areas: the cyber threat landscape; improving defence and resilience; the role of legislation and regulation; online education, awareness and behaviour; and the UK cyber ecosystem. Current research projects include Future UK Cyber Strategy and cyber risks from The Globalisation of Technology.

      Dr Justin Hempson-Jones

      Dr Justin Hempson-Jones

      RISCS Principal Investigator

      Related Project:
      Social Machines

      Justin is the Managing Director of Social Machines which specialises in behaviour change for cybersecurity. In the age of the internet we are all embedded in systems of people and technology. These are ‘social machines’, systems that can be influenced and shaped from many directions. While we use this interconnectivity to our advantage, it can also create vulnerabilities for malicious actors to exploit – disrupting and damaging businesses and governments, and degrading trust across our open societies.

      Justin’s team are experts in human behaviour – at the cutting edge of knowledge on what it means for humans to want, to believe, and to act; on who it is we are.  Their work is robust and evidence-based and includes a particular emphasis on interactions within systems of humans and technology.

      Further information at: socialmachines.co.uk