Mary Aiken


Academic Advisor

Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) __ Ireland

Wednesday 21/03/2018 __ 10:00-10:45

Plenary __ Banknotes and identity documents in a changing world

Auditorium __ Level 3

Dr Mary Aiken is one of the world’s foremost cyberpsychologists. She has conducted research and training workshops with multiple global agencies from INTERPOL to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and the White House.

In addition to her work noted above, she is an Adjunct Associate Professor, University College Dublin, Geary Institute for Public Policy; a lecturer in Criminology and Research Fellow at the School of Law, Middlesex University; a Fellow of the Society for Chartered IT Professionals; a Sensemaking Fellow at the IBM Network Science Research Centre; and has served as a Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Cyber Analytics at the Asia-Pacific Institute for Resilience and Sustainability (AIRS). Mary is a member of The Hague Justice Portal advisory board, a foundation for International peace, justice and security, and is a Strategic Advisor to the Paladin Capital Group.

Mary’s research interests include human factors in cyber security, organised cybercrime, cyberstalking, human trafficking, cyber behavioral profiling and the rights of the child online. Her groundbreaking work inspired the CBS television series CSI: Cyber  and her recent book, The Cyber Effect , has been widely reviewed and was selected by The Times  as a 2016 'book of the year' in the Thought Category, and 2016 ‘best science pick’ by Nature , the international scientific journal.

Cyber: the criminal frontier

As crime continues to expand and thrive on the Internet, Dr Mary Aiken will open our eyes to the psychology of this new criminal frontier, explore the motivation of cybercriminals, profile the types of criminals that attack digital payment transactions and identity records, and discuss how government and industry need to understand modus operandi in the domain of cyberspace to defend against evolving cybercriminal techniques.