This workshop was organised by SPRITE+, the UK NetworkPlus for Security, Privacy, Identity and Trust in the Digital Economy. SPRITE+ is funded until 31 August 2023 by the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council as part of its Digital Economy programme (grant reference EP/S035869/1).
In January 2022, SPRITE+ held an online community-building workshop focused on communicating cyber security. The aim of this workshop was to facilitate the building of potential collaborations and to explore opportunities for academics to partner with non-academic organisations to identify and explore the challenges of communicating cybersecurity from multiple disciplinary perspectives. The workshop featured the following context-setting talks:
Following the presentations, participants were placed in breakout groups at random for interactive discussion. A total of 45 SPRITE+ members attended including researchers from STEM, humanities, arts and social science disciplines and non-academic members from regulators, government departments, businesses and third sector organisations. At least 32 individual organisations were represented.
Participants in breakout rooms were encouraged to discuss relevant issues and add to a virtual notes board. The contents of the notes have been transcribed below. They have been lightly edited to remove identifying particulars and for clarity. Some notes captured an emerging group view and others reflected the views of a single participant.
Based on the presentations they heard and their own work, participants were asked to identify the most important research questions and key challenges for communicating cyber security.
Participants were asked to note their ideas for next steps and opportunities for collaboration when it comes to communicating cyber security.
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