Defining Research Priorities in Cyber Security

By   Professor John Walker
Visiting Professor , Trent University (NTU) | Nov 30, 2015 11:49 pm PST

For month of November, question to our expert panel members is:

Which research topic or project in cyber security do you think deserves more funding from Government or other sources and why? and response is below:

Given the state of known cyber incursions, security breaches, and large scale attacks manifesting in significant losses to top brand organisation, along with the very real impact on those trusting end-users, one area which I feel deserves investment is Public Security Education and Awareness Campaigns.

I would expect such campaigns to accommodate a similar level of security education as would be provided to inter-corporate staff – raising their awareness of the associated risk of employing the internet, and provisioning the user public with the required levels of skill to secure their on line experiences. This linked with a poster campaign, and some low cost advertisements on the TV and in the media could, I believe make a very big difference, and protect some of those exposed electronic pockets of hard earned cash.