Workshop 4: Cyber Security
Venue: Pentland West Room
This panel will aim to bring together different perspectives of those engaged in research on actors and processes related to ‘governing (cyber)security’ (see Johnston and Shearing, 2003). Each of the presentations cut-across different dimensions of the policing challenging; from tackling quite niche types of offending, to the more macroscopic and abstract (‘Booting the booters’, offenders experience and understandings of policing, building resilience through user behaviour change, all the way up to the macroscopic view to be provided by Prof. Irons.
Ben Collier (University of Cambridge)
"Booting the Booters: Evaluating Law Enforcement Interventions in the Market for Cyberattacks."
Professor Alastair Irons (University of Sunderland)
"Combating Cybercrime in Today's Society"
Yanna Papadodimitraki (University of Leeds)
"Cyber-transgression in United Kingdom and Greece"
Dr Lynday Shepherd (Abertay University)
"Improving Security Awareness Through Gamification Techniques"
Dr Shane Horgan (Edinburgh Napier University) and Dr Stefano Di Paoli (Abertay University)
Professor Wendy Moncur (University of Dundee)
Dr Ian Ferguson and Dr Natalie Coull (Abertay University)
Workshop 5: Ethics and the State of Surveillance Online
Venue: Pentland East Room
This session will explore research and debate in the ethics of online state surveillance in Britain and further afield. As online communication grows and expands, so do the opportunities for offenders to use these systems, either to execute a crime or to communicate with collaborators. Nation states are building tools and techniques to monitor online communications for the prevention of crime and the apprehension of offenders. However, the extent to which this state activity is regulated and communicated to the public varies from one country to another. We will consider research from the UK and Europe about the ethics of online state surveillance. We will then consider the practical side of implementing ethical online surveillance in rapidly changing field.
Professor William Webster (University of Strathclyde)
"Data Governance: Ethics, Ownership and Oversight"
Giles Herdale (Herdale Digital Consulting)
"Digital investigation compatible with the principles of policing by consent"
Dr Megan O'Neill (University of Dundee), Amy Humphrey (University of Dundee) and, Dr Anna Leppänen (Police University College Finland)
"Trust and Transparency in Online State Surveillance: findings from comparative research"
Dr Angela Daly (University of Strathclyde)
"A view from civil society"
Chair: Amy Humphrey (University of Dundee)
Discussant: Dr Megan O'Neill (University of Dundee)
Workshop 6: Big data and ethical challenges of predictive policing
Venue: Prestonfield room
This workshop will explore the challenges that emerge with the use of potentially transformative new technologies in policing, including those involving data analytics and ‘predictive policing’. Focusing in particular on the ethical issues raised, the workshop will discuss whether and how the risks involved in the use of such technologies can be managed and mitigated.
Professor Charles Raab (University of Edinburgh)
"Law enforcement and digital ethics"
Detective Chief Inspector Chris Todd (West Midlands Police)
"Predictive policing and ethics"
Professor Rosamunde Van Brakel (Free University Brussles)
"Ethical and legal challenges of Big Data for Law Enforcement"
Chair: Dr Richard Jones (University of Edinburgh)
Discussant: Matthew Rice (Open Rights Group, Scotland)