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Professor Mary Aiken

Cyberpsychologist, Author, Speaker & Advisor

Mary Aiken
Mike Acker
Pictet Asset Management (USA) Corp.
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Decker & Halabi

Mary Aiken’s Biography

Professor Mary Aiken is a world-leading expert in Cyberpsychology – the study of the impact of technology on human behaviour. She is a Professor of Cyberpsychology at Capitol Technology University, Washington DC and a Professor of Forensic Cyberpsychology at UEL.

Mary is an Academic Advisor to Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) and a member of the INTERPOL Global Cybercrime Expert Group. She works closely with industry and is a member of the Strategic Advisory Group at Paladin Capital Group, specialists in Cyber Venture Capital. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, Global Fellow at the Wilson Center Washington DC, member of the Medico-Legal Society, American Psychological Association (APA), International Affiliate Member and Fellow of the Computer Society for Chartered IT Professionals.

Mary is recognised as an international expert in policy debates at the intersection of technology and human behaviour. In 2016 she was named in the top 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe. In 2017 she was inducted into the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame, recognising her contribution to the infosec and cybersecurity sectors. In 2019 she was named in the top 50 women in GovTech in the Asia Pacific region. She is an advisor on online safety technologies 'Safety Tech' to the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS).

As an acknowledged cyber behavioural scientist, Mary works on the International professional speaking circuit and acts as an expert advisor to industry. Mary was a producer on the US prime time TV series 'CSI: Cyber', and her work as a Cyberpsychologist inspired the show. A published, peer-reviewed author, Mary has been featured by Time Magazine, WSJ, Newsweek, New York Post, NPR, Scientific American, Inside Edition, Variety, The Atlantic, Washington Post, New York Times, Sunday Times, The Guardian, Hollywood Reporter, CBS and BBC.

Mary Aiken’s Newsfeed

Silicon Republic
3 ways to avoid the tactics used by online fraudsters to catch you out

As cases of online fraud rise, Professor Mary Aiken discusses some of the psychological mechanisms employed by cybercriminals.

The cyber blue line - the new law enforcement frontier

Professor Mary Aiken and Dr. Philipp Amann look at the changing ways in which policing could be approached in a constantly evolving technological upheaval.

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Mary Aiken’s Background

Capitol Technology University
Professor of Cyberpsychology & Chair of the Department of Cyberpsychology
May 2021 - Present
Washington, DC, USA
Capitol Technology is Washington DC's leading STEM university, supplying human capital to American's most technologically advanced government agencies and their private sector supply chains. Cap Tech will be launching online master's and doctorates in cyberpsychology in 2021.
Paladin Capital Group
Member of the Strategic Advisory Group
Washington, DC, USA
Mary is a member of the Strategic Advisory Group at Paladin Capital Group, an investment company that specialises in Cyber Venture Capital and supports and grows the world’s most innovative cyber companies. Since Paladin’s inception, more than $1 billion have been committed across multiple funds and investment vehicles.
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Other Business Interests

CBS
Producer CSI:Cyber
2014 - 2016
Los Angeles, CA, USA
The prime time CBS TV series 'CSI:Cyber' was inspired by the work of Dr Mary Aiken, who also worked as a Producer on the show. In the series, Oscar-winner Patricia Arquette portrays a cyberpsychologist who is the chief of the FBI's Cyber Crime Division.

Current Advisory Roles

INTERPOL
Member of the INTERPOL Global Cybercrime Expert Group
2021 - Present
The International Criminal Police Organisation, known as INTERPOL enables police in 194 member countries to work together to fight international crime.
Europol
Academic Advisor to Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3)
2015 - Present
The Hague, NL
Europol set up the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) in 2013 to strengthen the law enforcement response to cybercrime in the EU and thus to help protect European citizens, businesses and governments from online crime.
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Previous Advisory Roles

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
Special Advisor on online safety technology sector "SafetyTech" 2020 report
London, UK
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport protects and promotes the cultural and artistic heritage of British society.
ARM
Scientific Advisor to Gen Arm 2Z project
Cambridge, UK
Arm is at the epicenter of the world’s largest computer ecosystem. A vast community of software, tools, and service partners support and enable the use of Arm technology across markets and applications.
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Publications

Memberships

American Psychological Association
APA International Affiliate Member
2018 - Present
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Medico Legal Society
Member
2017 - Present

Awards & Endorsements

University College Dublin Geary Institute for Public Policy
Adjunct Professor
2020
Dublin, IE
Appointed as Adjunct Professor at University College Dublin Geary Institute of Public Policy.
University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest
Dr Honoris Causa
2019
Awarded 'Dr Honoris Causa' (Honorary PhD) for contributions to science & technology.
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Speaking Engagements

The Cyber Effect: How Human Behaviour Changes Online logo The Cyber Effect: How Human Behaviour Changes Online logo
The Cyber Effect: How Human Behaviour Changes Online
Virtual
2021
Safety Tech and Your Expanded Attack Surface: Complementary Approaches to Cybersecurity to Protect your People Online logo Safety Tech and Your Expanded Attack Surface: Complementary Approaches to Cybersecurity to Protect your People Online logo
Safety Tech and Your Expanded Attack Surface: Complementary Approaches to Cybersecurity to Protect your People Online
Virtual
2021
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Fellowships

Royal Society of Medicine
Fellow
2019 - Present
London, UK
The Royal Society of Medicine is a renowned source of high quality postgraduate medical education and learning. Its purpose is to advance health through education and innovation. The Royal Society of Medicine is a Royal Charter body registered with the Privy Council, and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is the Society's official Patron.
The Wilson Center
Global Fellow
2018 - Present
Washington, DC, USA
The Washington DC Wilson Center chartered by Congress is the leading worldwide institution for in-depth research and dialogue to inform actionable ideas on global issues.
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Mary Aiken’s Education

Middlesex University
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Forensic Cyberpsychology
University College Dublin
Bachelor's Degree, Psychology and Classics
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