Maria BadaResearch Associate, Cambridge Cybercrime Centre at University of Cambridge
Maria Bada is a Research Associate at the Cambridge Cybercrime Centre, at the Computer Laboratory of Cambridge University. Within this role her research focuses on the human factor in cybercrime, studying the profiles, pathways and psychologies of cybercriminals. Additionally, she is looking at the social and psychological impact of cyber-attacks and and the effectiveness of cybersecurity awareness campaigns trying to identify factors which potentially lead to failure of these in changing the information security behaviour of consumers and employees. She is a member of the National Risk Assessment (NRA) Behavioural Science Expert Group in the UK, working on the social and psychological impact of cyber-attacks on members of the public. Moreover, she is a member of the Steering group of the London Digital Security Centre, launched by the Mayor of London as a joint venture with the Metropolitan Police and City of London Police, and a member of Europol EC3. She is a member of the British Psychological Society and the British Counselling Society.