Cyber security: the next 50 years

A joint event of the US-UK Fulbright Commission and Facebook

The Fulbright Cyber Security Award was announced during Prime Minister David Cameron’s January 2015 White House visit as part of a package of increased US-UK cyber security cooperation. Since then, high-profile cyber issues like election interference, cryptocurrency hacks and enhanced data protection regulations have played out in international media, bringing internet vulnerabilities further into the light and signalling a new era of public interest in cyber security. This event, kindly sponsored by Facebook and featuring a panel of Fulbright Scholars, will look towards the next fifty years of cyber security and address questions such as: 

  • How can we make cyber security more human?
  • What will the next threat be?
  • How should governments and the private sector work together?

Event details

Date and time: Wednesday 17th October, panel discussion at 6:30pm followed by networking reception

Location: Facebook, 10 Brock St , London NW1 3FG. Please bring a photo ID for admission.

Registration: This event is open to Fulbrighters and attendance is free, but space is limited. Please register via email before 10th October and note that your registration is binding.


Jamie Collier (Fulbright Cyber Security Scholar 2017)

Jamie Collier is a Strategic Research Analyst with Digital Shadows where he produces intelligence on cyber threat actors as well as exploring emerging cyber security trends. He is also a DPhil (PhD) Candidate based at the Department of Politics and International Relations and Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security, University of Oxford. His research focuses on the role of private actors in cyber security. Within Oxford, Jamie is a Research Affiliate with the Centre for Technology and Global Affairs where he coordinates cyber security activities and a Research Associate with the Changing Character of War Centre. In 2017, Jamie was based at the MIT as a Cyber Security Fulbright Scholar. He also has previous work experience with the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence and PwC India.

Cameron Colquhoun (Fulbright Cyber Security Scholar 2016)

Before moving into the private sector, Cameron managed cyber and terrorism operations for British Intelligence, working closely with the Cabinet Office, briefing Ambassadors and ministers as well as operational tours of the Middle East. In 2014 Cameron founded Neon Century Intelligence – the world’s first ethical corporate intelligence firm, focused on open data analytics and cyber intelligence. Cameron has a first class Masters’ degree in Middle East Security and holds qualifications from the US State Department, the University of Aberdeen and King’s College London. He was listed as one of the City of London’s brightest talents by Brummel Magazine’s “Ones to Watch” list in 2016. In 2017 Cameron fronted the hit Channel 4 series “Spies”, a ground breaking documentary exploring the skills needed for intelligence work. Cameron writes and contributes to BBC News, The New York Times, WIRED, Bloomberg as well as consulting on cyber security, geopolitics and data issues for the RAND Corporation, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

Gail Kent (Fulbright Police Research Award 2013)

Gail Kent is the global public policy lead for Facebook on law enforcement and surveillance. She has had a diverse career, looking at cybercrime, surveillance and international co-operation from a variety of angles, including 17 years as a law enforcement professional working for the UK's National Crime Agency and extensively with the five eyes, Europol, Interpol, and other international partners. She spent four years in Italy as a Liaison Officer. In 2013, she was awarded a Fulbright Police Research Scholarship, taking up a visiting position at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, where she is still a non-resident fellow.  She is also an affiliate of the Oxford Martin School Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre. Her academic research has focused on Mutual Legal Assistance Reform, and she is a leading expert on cross border data flows and other challenges that the digital environment brings to law enforcement. Born and brought up in Glasgow, Scotland, she now lives in London with her husband and two children.

Karen Renaud  (Fulbright Cyber Security Scholar 2016)

Karen Renaud is a Scottish computing Scientist working on all aspects of Human-Centred Security and Privacy. She is Professor of Cyber Security in the Division of Cyber Security at the University of Abertay in Dundee, Scotland. Karen holds a first class Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of South Africa, and a PhD from the University of Glasgow. Karen is particularly interested in deploying behavioural science techniques to improve security behaviours, and in encouraging end-user privacy-preserving behaviours. Her research approach is multi-disciplinary, essentially learning from other, more established, fields and harnessing methods and techniques from other disciplines to understand and influence cyber security behaviours.  She is associate editor for the International Journal of Human Computer Studies,  Transactions on Computer Forensics and SecurityThe Journal of Security and Applications and Information Technology & People. On her Fulbright, Karen was hosted at Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi Professor Merrill Warkentin. She collaborates and publishes research with academics in Germany, South Africa, and the USA.