Engaging Academia in Cybersecurity Research

Engaging Academia in Cybersecurity Research  Across most academic fields, researchers are increasingly focused on outreach to relevant practitioner and policy communities. It can sharpen their sense of the key questions but also enable their research to have greater application and impact. In contrast, within the field of cybersecurity, policy and practitioners from governmental, non-governmental organizations … Continue reading Engaging Academia in Cybersecurity Research

Cultural and Social Dimensions of Cybersecurity

I have been working over the past years with Oxford's Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre (GCSCC), which is associated with the Oxford Martin School and Department of Computer Science at Oxford, as well as several other departments, including the OII, and Saïd Business School. My own work has been focused on bringing the social sciences … Continue reading Cultural and Social Dimensions of Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity and the Rationale for Capacity Building: Notes on a Conference

The fifth annual conference of Oxford’s Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre (GCSCC) was held in late February 2019 at the Oxford University’s Martin School. It engaged over 120 individuals from the capacity building community in one full day of conference sessions, preceded and followed by several days of more specialized meetings.* The focus of the … Continue reading Cybersecurity and the Rationale for Capacity Building: Notes on a Conference

Russian Hacking and the Certainty Trough

Views on Russian Hacking: In a Certainty Trough? I have been amazed by the level of consensus, among politicians, the press and the directors of security agencies, over the origins and motivations behind the Russian hacking of the 2016 presidential election. Seldom are security agencies willing to confirm or deny security allegations, much less promote … Continue reading Russian Hacking and the Certainty Trough

Early International Impact of the Oxford Cybersecurity Capacity Center

The Global Cybersecurity Capacity Center at the Oxford Martin School is developing a model and the tools for nations to self-assess their levels of maturity in addressing cybersecurity. I am supporting the Principal Investigator, Professor Sadie Creese, and other co-principal investigators as an Oxford Martin Fellow. Input from the project team and its international, expert … Continue reading Early International Impact of the Oxford Cybersecurity Capacity Center