Call for Participation

Welcome to the dedicated page detailing a call for participation in research on the intersection of AI and cyber security in both defensive and offensive postures. Below is a general overview of what I seek to do:

The purpose of this study is to understand how decisions are made in relation to new technologies in cyber security. This includes processes and techniques relating to machine learning algorithms (sometimes referred to as ‘AI’) and their intersection with both the application of defensive techniques and in developing offensive cyber capabilities. This project seeks to explore how the rapid adoption of such processes and techniques may be changing the operation and practice of those making decisions in cyber security. This will be informed through interviews and site visits with practitioners, policymakers, and other relevant stakeholders.

I am seeking individuals to interview (for no longer than one hour) as well as organisational site visits to understand how machine learning (‘AI’) works alongside, or with, cyber security from your experience. All those involved will remain anonymous (with research data strictly limited to me and to transcribers) unless explicit authorisation is given for attribution.

I am primarily looking for individuals and organisations in the UK, Europe and the USA (albeit not exclusively). I will be on the US East Coast late February until early April 2022. Due to COVID-19 interviews may take place in person or online.

If you are interested in taking part – do get in touch via email at andrew[dot]dwyer[at]durham[dot]ac[dot]uk or via DM on Twitter.

You can also see the associated research poster below.