Mary Aiken, PhD

Team: Strategic Advisory Group


Mary Aiken PhD is a Cyberpsychologist and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Geary Institute for Public Policy, University College Dublin. Mary is the Academic Advisor (Psychology) to the European Cyber Crime Centre (EC3) at Europol, and a lecturer in Criminology and Research Fellow at the School of Law Middlesex University (UK). She is a Fellow of the Society for Chartered IT Professionals, and has served as a Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Cyber Analytics at the Asia-Pacific Institute for Resilience and Sustainability (AIRS), and Sensemaking Fellow at the IBM NSRC.

Mary has conducted research and training workshops with multiple global agencies, from INTERPOL to the FBI and the White House. She is involved in numerous cyberpsychology research areas including; organised cyber crime, cyber behavioral profiling, human trafficking & technology, cyber stalking, cyber resilience, cyber ethics, child welfare in cyberspace, personal cyber security & safety, and human factors in cyber security. Mary is recognized as an expert at national and European level in policy debates at the intersection of technology and human behavior.

The CBS prime-time show CSI: Cyber was inspired by the work of Cyberpsychologist Mary Aiken. Her recent book, The Cyber Effect has been widely reviewed and was selected by the Times as a 2016 ‘book of the year’ in the Thought Category, and ‘best science pick’ by Nature Journal. In June 2017, she was inducted into the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame, in recognition of her contribution to the information and cyber security sector. Mary is developing a series of ‘Pro Techno Social’ initiatives – that is, technology solutions to technology facilitated problem behaviors.