Mary Aiken, RCSI CyberPsychology Research Centre

Cyber-securing the Human

Mary is Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Cyber Analytics at the recently established Asia-Pacific Institute for Resilience and Sustainability (AIRS) at Hawaii Pacific University. She is the Academic Advisor (Psychology) to the European Cyber Crime Centre (EC3) at Europol and a CyberPsychologist and Fellow at the Network Science Research Center (NSRC), lecturer in Criminology and Research Fellow at the School of Law Middlesex University. The new CBS show CSI:Cyber is inspired by her work.

Mary's research focuses on virtual criminal profiling and cyber behavioural analysis. She is currently leading an international research project in conjunction with INTERPOL and a number of police forces including the London Metropolitan Police, the Australian Federal Police and the Los Angeles Police Department. She is involved in numerous Forensic CyberPsychology research areas including; organised cybercrime, cyber reporting of crime, virtual behavioural profiling, cyber analytics, human trafficking & technology, cyberstalking, cyber resilience, cyberbullying, child welfare in cyberspace, personal cyber security and safety.

She recently co-led a White House research team focused on “Tackling Technology Facilitated Human Trafficking.” In 2013 she was appointed by the Department of Communications (Republic of Ireland) to the Internet Content Governance Advisory Group. She is a spokesperson and expert contributor to the European Commission’s Safer Internet Day and an Observer to the INTERPOL Specialists Group on Crimes against Children.