The talks presented in this book were delivered as part of a summer school held at Royal Holloway University of London between the 20th and the 23rd of June 2016. The focus of the summer school was social aspects of cyber security risk and was an engagement and dissemination activity for the EU FP7 project, TREsPASS. The TREsPASS project was focused on developing methods to quantitatively assess cyber security risks from both technical and social perspectives and this summer school invited a number of prominent speakers from academia and industry to present an aspect of the social perspective.
Since the mid-1990s, the assessment and treatment of risk in the context of information management has been economically and technically focused. This focus has begun to change as technology and network communications have become pervasive and ubiquitous and access to technology can no longer be centrally controlled; in addition to economic and technical perspectives, risk is being understood from broader social, political and individual perspectives. This change has also been accompanied by a growing interest (in the social sciences and design discourse) in participatory methods of gathering and modelling information on risk and vulnerability. The talks at this summer school aimed to give doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers part of this wider perspective.
The summer school was organised by two researchers, Peter Hall (design) and Lizzie Coles-Kemp (information security), who have design and social science interests in cyber security risk. Peter and Lizzie led a team of designers as part of the TREsPASS project and in this work confronted the challenges of eshing out the social landscape in which to explore and evaluate cyber security risk. In the spirit of the design-orientated work that they led on the TREsPASS project, the programme presents different perspectives on the social, political and individual aspects of risk and summaries of those talks are presented in this book. During the summer school we worked with illustrator and researcher Miriam Sturdee to visually represent the content of each talk. The students who took part in this summer school came from several disciplines and by producing infographics for each talk, we intend to produce an artefact that will stimulate further reflection and that can be used by each discipline as well as in interdisciplinary discussion.
|Place of Publication||University of London|
|Number of pages||42|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2016|
- EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/2007-2013
- EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/318003