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Professor Mary Aiken

Cyberpsychologist, Author, Speaker and Advisor

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Mary Aiken’s Biography

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

Mary is an Academic Advisor to Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) and a member of the INTERPOL Global Cybercrime Expert Group. Working closely with industry, she 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, a 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 discussions at the intersection of technology and human behaviour and has been voted one of the top 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe. In 2017, in recognition of her contribution to the infosec and cybersecurity...
Professor Mary Aiken is a world-leading expert in Cyberpsychology, the study of how technology impacts human behaviour. She is a Professor of Forensic Cyberpsychology at UEL and Professor of Cyberpsychology at Capitol Technology University in Washington DC.

Mary is an Academic Advisor to Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) and a member of the INTERPOL Global Cybercrime Expert Group. Working closely with industry, she 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, a 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 discussions at the intersection of technology and human behaviour and has been voted one of the top 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe. In 2017, in recognition of her contribution to the infosec and cybersecurity sectors, she was initiated into the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame. In 2019 Mary was recognised as one of the top 50 women in GovTech in the Asia Pacific region. She is an advisor to the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on online safety technologies ('Safety Tech').

As an acknowledged cyber behavioural scientist, Mary works on the International professional speaking circuit and acts as an expert advisor to industry. She was a producer on the US prime time TV series 'CSI: Cyber', and Mary’s 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.
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Mary Aiken’s Newsfeed

Paladin Capital Issues First Ever Report on Emerging Billion Dollar U.S. 'Safety Tech' Market

Professor Mary Aiken, world-renowned Cyberpsychologist and Paladin advisor, was Principal Investigator for this groundbreaking report.  

Meet the Women in GovTech 2021

Professor Mary Aiken is one of the 67 women profiled in GovInsider's report, Women in GovTech 2021.

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Mary Aiken’s Background

Capitol Technology University
Professor of Cyberpsychology and 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. More than $1 billion has been pledged to Paladin's funds and investment vehicles since the company's creation.
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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
The European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) was established in 2013 to improve the EU's law enforcement response to cybercrime and thereby protect European citizens, businesses and governments from online crime.
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Previous Advisory Roles

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Special Advisor on online safety technology sector "SafetyTech" 2020 report
London, UK
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and 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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Media

15 Minutes of Shame
Contributor
Oct 2021
Professor Mary Aiken is a contributor to this groundbreaking film from HBO Max that examines the public shaming epidemic in our society, and the reasons behind it. The film’s executive producers were Monica Lewinsky and Max Joseph.
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Interviews

The Business: Teens and Tech
Oct 2021
Dublin, IE
Dr Mary Aiken joins journalist and radio presenter Richard Curran on RTÉ, Ireland’s national TV and radio broadcaster, to discuss technology and its impact on teenagers.
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Features

Publications

Europol Spotlight: The Cyber Blue Line
Co-Author
Jun 2021
Professor Mary Aiken and Dr Philipp Amann have written a report that summarises the main challenges of policing Cyberspace, and identifies a number of important issues that need to be addressed.
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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 and 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 logo Safety Tech and Your Expanded Attack Surface logo
Safety Tech and Your Expanded Attack Surface
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 Wilson Center
Global Fellow
2018 - Present
Washington, DC, USA
The Washington DC Wilson Center is a leading think tank, and brings together expertise and fresh thinking to help solve the most critical global policy 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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