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 under the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) Digital Security and Resilience Theme (grant reference EP/S035869/1).
This event followed on from the "Stakeholder Mapping: Who communicates cyber security to whom?" session that took place in November 2022. During that event, community members identified the various individuals and groups involved in communicating cyber security and discussed challenges that might be encountered in doing so. In this follow-up event, the focus was placed on two stakeholder groups that were identified: educators and learners. The questions that were addressed included: What were some of the challenges in communicating cyber security to non-expert audiences? What metaphors were typically used to communicate cyber, and how effective were these? How were certain terms and phrases (typically used in cyber security) understood and interpreted by different learners? Furthermore, discussions were held regarding the creative tools and techniques that could be employed in an educational setting for teaching cyber security.
The first half of the session featured brief lightning talks from Dr. Arianna Schuler Scott, Senior Associate Director of the Integrated Security Education and Research Centre at Virginia Tech; Dr Dan Lockton, Assistant Professor, Eindhoven University of Technology and Director of Imaginaries Lab; and Dr. Emma Moreton, Lecturer at the University of Liverpool – all of whom shared their experiences and research in this domain.
The second half of the session consisted of a practical exercise involving the use of Dr. Lockton's new metaphors toolkit, followed by discussions and idea-sharing on best practices for effectively communicating cyber security within an educational context.
Dr. Arianna's slide can be accessed here.
The recording of the event can be found here.
Keep an eye on the future events from the community of interest – you can expect an update in September 2023. We are always keen to hear from potential speakers and facilitators of interactive activities. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interest in presenting during our next event in Autumn 2023 (Date TBC)
Call for Events is now open! We're supporting Members and Expert Fellows to lead activities that explore aspects of TIPS in the Digital Economy. We will help to organise the activity with up to £5,000 to cover the associated costs.