Cybercrime in the spotlight

Public and Professorial Lecture Series

Cybercrime expert Professor Vladlena Benson recently delivered her inaugural professorial lecture at the University of West London (UWL) on the cost of individual information privacy.

The Director of the Cybersecurity and Criminology Research Centre at UWL spoke about her work on online victimisation, privacy modelling and the regulatory uncertainty around augmented intelligence.

Professor Anthony Woodman, Deputy Vice Chancellor at UWL, said:

“In an increasingly technological world cybercrime will continue to be a growing issue and really important area of research at UWL. Professor Benson’s work has been receiving plaudits in the industry and it is clear from this lecture why that is the case.”

Professor Vladlena Benson, said: "It is really exciting to be part of UWL’s strategic vision to be involved in cutting–edge research on cybersecurity. Not only are we preparing current and future students for employment in the cybersecurity industry, but we’ve already been successful in securing funding to shape thinking in this area.”

Last year UWL’s Cybersecurity and Criminology Centre was listed in the top five nominees for the Best Cybersecurity Training/certification category at the SC Media Europe 2018 awards.

Professor Benson serves on a number of advisory boards for European Research projects as a specialist in cyber security, compliance and emerging technology applications in the digital economy. She worked extensively with UK businesses on privacy and cyber security initiatives such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) earlier this year.