Understanding how people behave, both individually and in groups, and across different parts of the cyber security ecosystem, is a priority for the cyber security research community. This includes understanding people whose intentions are non-malicious and who simply want to do a good job, as well as the intentions, drivers, and behaviours of those who have more malicious aspirations, and those who inadvertently find themselves acting as ‘accidental insiders’.

This research theme will help to guide the RISCS community towards new insights into understanding both the perpetrator and the victim, exploring topics such as insider threat, online harms, and supporting victims of cybercrime.

RISCS Senior Fellow: Maria Bada