Dr Jason Nurse

Reader in Cyber Security,
Public Engagement Lead in the Institute of Cyber Security for Society (iCSS)
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Dr Jason Nurse


Dr Jason R.C. Nurse is a Reader in Cyber Security at the University of Kent and Public Engagement Lead at Kent Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Cyber Security (KirCCS), part of the Institute of Cyber Security for Society (iCSS). He is also a Visiting Academic at the University of Oxford, an Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), a Visiting Fellow in Defence and Security at Cranfield University, a SPRITE+ Expert Fellow, and a professional member of various associations relating to cyber security research and practice.

Prior to joining Kent in 2018, Dr Nurse was a Senior Researcher in Cyber Security at the University of Oxford and before that, a Research Fellow in Psychology at the University of Warwick. For his research into the interdisciplinary aspects of security, privacy and trust, Jason was nominated as a Rising Star within the UK’s EPSRC RISE Awards Campaign. Specifically, his research concentrates on investigating interdisciplinary approaches to enhance and maintain cyber security for organisations, individuals and governments. This often focuses on human individuals and users and how they interact with technologies.

For more about me, please visit my personal academic website here: jasonnurse.github.io

Professional Affiliations

Research interests

Jason belongs to the following research groups:

His research focuses on the interaction between users and aspects of cyber security, privacy and trust. This considers the full spectrum of technologies in use today and encompasses topics such as:

  • security and privacy in the internet of things (IoT) and social media (with an organisational and personal device focus)
  • usable security as well as security awareness programmes in organisations and for the public
  • technical and psychological aspects of cybercrime (e.g., insider threat, phishing susceptibility and ransomware)
  • identity security and privacy risks in cyberspace (this also considers areas such as open-source intelligence)
  • detection of fake news and rumours (or conversely, trustworthy content) on social media and
  • corporate security in light of new forms of technology (e.g., IoT, wearables and cyber-insurance).

If you are interested in studying for a PhD in any of the topics above, please drop Jason a line.


Jason currently lecturers on the following modules:

    • COMP5580: Introduction to Cyber Security
    • COMP6340: Computer Security and Cryptography
    • COMP8340: Security, Privacy and Trust Management
    • COMP3280: Human Computer Interaction


As principal supervisor or co-supervisor:

Keenan Jones

Sarah Turner

Clare Patterson

As secondary supervisor:

Enes Altuncu

Nandita Pattnaik


Selected Professional Activities

Programme Committee member and/or reviewer for various journals/conferences including: General Chair for the 15th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM), Reviewer for Journal of Cybersecurity (JCS), Computers & Security (C&S), Computers in Human Behavior (CHB), Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI), IEEE Access, International Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust (PST), British Human Computer Interaction Conference (BCS-HCI), World Conference on Information Security Education (WISE), Workshop on Socio-Technical Aspects in Security (STAST), International Workshop on Managing Insider Security Threats (MIST) (associated with ACM CCS), Workshop on Research for Insider Threat (WRIT) (associated with IEEE S&P), International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo), Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2), and European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics (ECCE).

Selected Research and Public Engagement Talks/Articles

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