EMPHASIS: Studying ransomware

The best-known example of ransomware to date is 2017’s Wannacry, which disrupted numerous organisations including at least a third of NHS trusts. Even before that incident, Eerke Boiten (De Montfort) was starting work on EconoMical, PsycHologicAl and Societal Impact of RanSomware (EMPHASIS), a project to study ransomware and devise interventions. Read more…

Ciaran Martin: Putting people first

In a wide-ranging speech for the Confederation of British Industry last week, National Cyber Security Centre chief executive Ciaran Martin credited work done by RISCS for several significant aspects of the NCSC’s current thinking. First and foremost among these is the importance of human factors in designing security policies and Read more…

Beyond dissemination

The overarching aim of this study by Rikke Bjerg Jensen and David Denney was to better understand how academics can demonstrate the impact of their cyber security research and move it beyond purely academic dissemination. This small grant project, funded by NCSC, was born of the researchers’ own frustrations when Read more…