One small, virtual cyber security conference

One giant leap for cyber security research

IMPACT connects cyber security researchers with industry insiders to skyrocket human cyber risk management.

After an unprecedented year, IMPACT is back. IMPACT2021 will see world-leading cyber security researchers sharing new knowledge on the human aspect of cyber security with security practitioners and policymakers.



This event took place virtually on the 23rd July

Now it is free to watch on-demand!



Welcome and introductions


Oz Alashe MBE, CybSafe



Senior Representative (People-centric security)

Why are people, and couldn’t they just not? Proving the value of empathetic security, in the front lines of NCSC Comms

Changing minds, changing behaviour – Research on security behaviours


George Raywood-Burke, Cardiff University

Human individual difference predictors in cyber-security: modelling cyber secure behaviour using an alternative scale method


Simon Parkin, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

You have left me no choices: security economics to inform behaviour intervention support in organizations

To boldly go where no one has gone before – Research on actors in cyber space


Amel Attatfa, Abertay University

Cyber diplomacy: diplomatic action in international relations on cyber space


Lynne Coventry, Northumbria University

Security is caring: improving cybersecurity culture in healthcare

Winning from home – Research on security behaviour at home


Sarah Turner, University of Kent

When Googling it doesn’t work: the challenge of finding security advice for smart home devices


Amy Ertan, Royal Holloway (University of London)

Remote working and (in)security?

A problem shared is a problem halved – Research on sharing best practice amongst at-risk communities


Yulia Cherdantseva, Cardiff University

A best practice guide for SMEs on cyber security investment decision-making


James Nicholson, Northumbria University

Spreading cybersecurity best practice in communities



Jeff Larson, Verizon Media

Measurable cybersecurity culture


Research breakthroughs. They’re how we advance. 

New research helps us go further. Move faster. And do more.

That’s why IMPACT connects cyber security researchers with cyber security practitioners. 

At IMPACT, world-leading academics share their research on the human aspect of cyber security with industry professionals and policymakers. 

The annual conference facilitates collaboration. It helps security professionals discover new insights, pick up new ideas and advance their understanding of human factors in cyber security.

IMPACT is for anyone with an interest in the social and behavioural aspects of cyber security. Awareness professionals, policy makers and businesses – join us!

Our delegates believe sharing expert security knowledge benefits us all. If you agree, this conference is for you.

Organising committee


Dr John Blythe, Head of Behavioural Science at CybSafe


Dr Dawn Branley-Bell, Research Fellow at Northumbria University


Dr Emily Collins, Lecturer at Cardiff University


Georgia Crossland, Doctoral Researcher in Information Security at Royal Holloway


Dr Jason Nurse, Associate Professor in Cyber Security at University of Kent


Notifications of acceptance will be received by the 1st June, 2021.