Dr Jason Nurse joins the Research Institute for Sociotechnical Cyber Security (RISCS) as Co-Chair of the Advisory Board


The Research Institute for Sociotechnical Cyber Security (RISCS) is funded by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and hosted at the University of Bristol. RISCS is the UK’s first academic research institute to focus on understanding the overall cyber security of organisations, including their constituent technologies, people, and processes.

The mission of the Advisory Board is to advise on the strategic priorities of the Institute, as well as to support the activities of the RISCS research community and to maximise the impact of this work. The Institute’s commitment to deep interdisciplinarity sees the ‘real world’ expertise of industry and community groups as foundational to its research programme. Accordingly, the Advisory Board members will be asked to advise on:

  1. growing national capability and expertise in sociotechnical cyber security;
  2. supporting the community of researchers involved in this area;
  3. framing core research questions and future strategic priorities in policy for this area; and,
  4. reviewing and providing ‘critical friend’ feedback on research activity.

iCSS Public Engagement Lead and Associate Professor in Cyber Security, Dr Jason Nurse, joins RISCS as Co-Chair of the Advisory Board. In this role, Dr Nurse will guide and support the Board in its remit, and act as a primary contact point with the Director of the Institute.

Dr Nurse currently conducts research in the area of cyber security, cyber insurance and ransomware, and more broadly concentrates on investigating interdisciplinary approaches to enhance and maintain cyber security for organisations, individuals and governments. You can read more about his RISCS research in the RISCS Annual Report 2022/2023.