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Impact UK 2024 Genevieve Lively

Genevieve Liveley

RISCS Director, RISCS/University of Bristol


Securing the future. RISCS: Sociotechnical Cybersecurity by design


Genevieve is Professor of Classics and Turing Fellow at the University of Bristol. As a narratologist, she has particular research interests in stories and their impact on futures thinking – especially in the context of emerging technologies and cyber security. She is the Futures Challenge Fellow for the UKRI’s Digital Security by Design (DSbD) Discribe Hub+ programme, and is Director of RISCS – the UK’s Research Institute for Sociotechnical Cyber Security.

Presentation overview

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. This session introduces the new RISCS ‘Playbook’ and explores the importance of robust futures thinking to ‘Sociotechnical Cyber Security by Design’.