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Topic: Cyberpsychology

Expertise: Technology, Cybercrime, Human factors in Cybersecurity, Healthtech, Internet Psychology,  SafetyTech, Fintech & Artificial Intelligence.

Professor Mary Aiken is a world leading expert in Cyberpsychology –  the study of the impact of technology on human behaviour.

She is a Professor of Forensic Cyberpsychology in the Department of Law and Criminology at the University of East London, and an Adjunct Professor at the Geary Institute for Public Policy University College Dublin, Ireland.

She is an Academic Advisor to Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) and a member of the EC3 Academic Advisory Board. Professor Aiken is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Medicine, Global Fellow at the Wilson Center (leading US think tank), a member of the Medico-Legal Society of Ireland, an International Affiliate Member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and a Fellow of the Society for Chartered IT Professionals.

Her research interests include; AI, Fintech, SafetyTech, human factors in cybersecurity, organised cybercrime, online behavioural profiling, Internet psychology, personal cyber security and safety, online harms and child protection online.

Professor Aiken is recognised as an international expert in policy debates at the intersection of technology and human behaviour. She co-led a White House research team focused on tackling ‘Technology Facilitated Human Trafficking’ and was appointed by the Department of Communications to the Internet Content Governance Advisory Group.

In 2016 she was named as one of the top 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe. In 2017 she was inducted into the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame, in recognition of her contribution to the information and cybersecurity sector.

In 2019 Professor Aiken was named in the top 50 women in GovTech in the Asia Pacific region. She is a spokesperson and expert contributor to the European Commission’s Safer Internet Day, and an Observer to the INTERPOL Specialists Group.

Prior to returning to academia, Professor Aiken worked at a board level in industry; specializing in consumer behavioral profiling, innovation and future thinking. She is a Strategic Advisor to the Paladin Capital Group Cyber fund, and a Scientific Advisor to ARM Holdings’ kids and technology project GenARM2Z.

Professor Aikens work as a Cyberpsychologist inspired the CBS primetime television series CSI: Cyber, she was a producer on the show. Her  book, ‘The Cyber Effect’ was selected by the Times as a 2016 ‘book of the year’ in the Thought category, and was listed in the top twenty science books by Nature the International Journal of Science. A published, peer-reviewed author, Professor Mary Aiken has been featured by CBS, BBC, New York Post, Newsweek, NPR, Inside Edition, Scientific American, Variety, the Atlantic,  Washington Post,  New York Times,  Sunday Times,  The Guardian,  Hollywood Reporter and Time Magazine.

The Cyber Effect: A Pioneering Cyberpsychologist Explains How Human Behaviour Changes Online, A ground-breaking exploration of how cyberspace is changing the way we think, feel and behave.

The Cyber Effect has now been translated into Mandarin, Chinese, Japanese, Korean German and Arabic

Reviews

“Just as Rachel Carson launched the modern environmental movement with her Silent Spring, Mary Aiken delivers a deeply disturbing, utterly penetrating and urgently timely investigation into the perils of the largest unregulated social experiment of our time.” BOB WOODWARD

“ Drawing on a fascinating and mind-boggling range of research and knowledge, Mary Aiken has written a great, important book that terrifies then consoles by pointing a way forward so that our experience online might not outstrip our common sense. A must-read for this moment in time.” – STEVEN LEVITT, co-author of the New York Times bestseller Freakonomics

 

The Cyber Effect offers a fascinating and chilling look at a future we can still do something about.

Reviews

“Just as Rachel Carson launched the modern environmental movement with her Silent Spring, Mary Aiken delivers a deeply disturbing, utterly penetrating and urgently timely investigation into the perils of the largest unregulated social experiment of our time.”

– BOB WOODWARD

“ Drawing on a fascinating and mind-boggling range of research and knowledge, Mary Aiken has written a great, important book that terrifies then consoles by pointing a way forward so that our experience online might not outstrip our common sense. A must-read for this moment in time.”STEVEN LEVITT, co-author of the New York Times bestseller Freakonomics

 Cyberpsychologist, Mary Aiken 

The Cyber Effect has now been translated into Mandarin, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Arabic

 

 

Mary at the Great Wall of China with the Chinese Version of The Cyber Effect

Recent talks:

(2019) “Using the medium of  TV to teach people the psychology of Cyberspace” (8 August) American Psychological Association (APA) 2019 Convention. Chicago, USA.

(2019). “Forecasting and planning for the Future” (4 July) INTERPOL World Conference. Singapore.

(2019). “Cyber Effects: Implications for China.” (17 June) Launch of the Chinese edition of the Cyber Effect. Beijing, China.

(2019). “Cyber risk-taking, delinquency and criminality: youth pathways into  cybercrime” (15 June) Global Conference on Youth and Cybercrime. Hong Kong.

(2019). ‘Security in Cyberspace’ (23 May) Paladin Capital: Cybersecurity Executive Workshop,  Cybersecurity Competence Center Luxembourg.

(2019). “On Cyberspace” (15 April) LOTE 2018. Bratislava, Slovakia.

(2019). “The Cyber Effect: The Impact of Technology on the World of Business” (20 March) Standard Chartered Bank Connectors Forum. Singapore.

(2019). “Living in Cyberspace: The Social, Legal, Business and Political Implications for Ireland” (15 February) The Institute of International and European Affairs. Dublin, Ireland.

2018

(2018) ‘The Challenge of Insider Threat’ Cybersecurity Session at the Swiss International Finance Forum on October 25, 2018, in Zurich, Switzerland.

(2018). “The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Society”  BBC, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI) and University of Cambridge. BBC Broadcasting House, Marylebone, London, UK.

(2018) ‘Humans, Machines and the Psychological Impact of AI in Finance’ European Investment Roundtable. 26-28 September. Copenhagen: Denmark.

(2018) AI & Cyber Effects on Healthcare” Spark Summit at the Royal College of Surgeons. 5th October. Dublin Ireland.

(2018). “The Impact of Technology on Human Behaviour: Implications for Justice” The Bar Council Conference (May 30) Malaga. Spain

(2018). “Cyber: The Criminal Frontier” (March 21) INTERGRAF The European Federation for Print & Digital Communication High-security Printing 2018. Dublin. Ireland. (2018). “When Humans and Technology Collide” (April 30) Collision Web Summit. New Orleans USA.

(2018). “Rebooting Tech for a Human-Centered Approach” (March 8-18) SXSW Festival Austin Texas USA.

Selection of 2017 talks:

(2017). “Fintech – Future Threats and Developments”(October 10) Charles Schwab & Co. National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Austin. Texas USA.

(2017). “How Cyber has Changed the World Around Us” (18 October) National Cryptologic Museum Foundation Annual Symposium John Hopkins University. MD. USA

(2017). “The Psychology of Cyberspace”(September 26) Microsoft Innovation Outreach Program. Chicago USA.

(2017). “The Future of Cyber criminality and Artificial Intelligence” (July 5) ENISA – European Parliament MEP’s Strasburg, France

(2017). “Hacking the Human” (27 June) Cyber Week – Tel Aviv University, Israel.

(2017).”The Cyberpsychology of Cybercrime” (7 June) Norfolk State University. USA.

(2017). “The Cyber Effect” (31 May) Hay Festival. Wales

(2017). ” Hacking Human Attention: The Ethics of Persuasive Technology” (26, May) The Oxford Union. Oxford. UK.

(2017). “The Cyber Effect: The Impact of Technology on Humankind” (22, May) Innotown Conference Norway.

 (2017). “The Cyber Effect: The Impact of Technology on Humankind” (5 April) Geary Institute for Public Policy University College Dublin.

 (2017) “The Future of Cyber Crime” (28 February ) The AIA 8th Ambassadors’ Roundtable On Cyber Security, Royal Society London.

(2017) “Forensic Cyberpsychology: Impact of Technology on Human Behaviour’ (10 January) ‘DUBAI HEALTH FORUM 2017’ Dubai.

(2017).  Where is the Digital Revolution Taking Us?  (24 November) EU Safer Internet Forum 2016 Luxemburg.

O’Sullivan. B & Aiken, M. P. & Shanahan, N. (2017) “The Future of Cyber Crime’ (16 November) The End is Nigh – Automatic Disqualification: Will AI Mean The End of Work, or The End of Humans? Science Gallery, Dublin.