• United Kingdom

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    PhD projects

    Implications of Emergent Technologies for Data Privacy;
    Individual Privacy Modelling;
    Blockchain and other DLT technologies;
    AI/ML explainability and governance;
    Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC);
    Cyber Security and
    Online Victimisation.

    Personal profile

    Contact Details

    Email: v.benson@aston.ac.uk

    Telephone: +44(0)121 204 3724

    Biography

    Professor Vladlena Benson is an industry-recognised expert in cybersecurity risk management. She is a Head of the IS Group at Aston Business School. She has successfully led the Cybersecurity and Criminology Centre, University of West London. Vladlena's research is in the field of Computer Security, Compliance, Risk, Reliability and Information Systems. She is a Board member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association Central UK and holds several cybersecurity industry awards.

    Research Interests

    • GRC; Cybersecurity Risk Management; in-line victimisation; user Behavioural analytics.
    • Emergent technologies compliance including AI explainability and governance; age verification.

    Teaching Activity

    • Cybersecurity and Risk Management
    • Digital Transformation
    • Emergent Technologies
    • Blockchain and VFAs

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 1 - No Poverty
    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
    • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
    • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    External positions

    BERA Audit and Risk Assessment , https://www.bera.ac.uk/

    2016 → …

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