Dr. Emma Williams

Bristol University

Join this insightful interview with CybSafe CEO, Oz Alashe, and Dr Emma Williams, holder of a Vice-Chancellor’s Fellowship in Digital Innovation and Well-being at the school of Psychological Science at the University of Bristol. They discuss the importance of collaboration between industry and academia to effectively change people’s behaviour in a cyber security environment, and the continual need and opportunity for more research into emerging technologies.

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About Emma

Dr Emma Williams (CPsychol, CSci, AFBPsS) holds a Vice-Chancellor’s Fellowship in Digital Innovation and Wellbeing in the School of Psychological Science at the University of Bristol. She is a Chartered Psychologist and Chartered Scientist and conducts research focused on human aspects of cyber crime and cyber security.

Following a PhD in the area of deception at Cardiff University, Emma spent time as a psychologist within HM Government and as a behavioural scientist at BAE Systems. She returned to academia in 2015 to take up a post-doctoral research position investigating what makes people susceptible to malevolent influence in online contexts, such as phishing emails and online scams. She is an Associate of the Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST).

Dr. Emma Williams

Bristol University

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

  • Do you think we are asking too much of people to expect them to be more secure?
  • As a society do you think people are more aware than they were a few years ago of some of the challenges?
  • What is the impact of showing and amplifying news of breaches?
  • Do you think security leaders and technology innovators should be doing more to help our society’s security?