RUSI’s Cyber research group takes a global approach to its research, examining UK and international strategic responses to cyber. The team leverages the broader experience of RUSI staff and Associate Fellows and has fostered a growing network of cyber experts from both the public and private sectors and academia.
Our research agenda is structured around the following themes: cyber strategy, cyber resilience, cyber threats and offensive cyber. The team pursues different aspects of these themes, depending upon policy priorities at any given time.
We take what can sometimes be a complex and technical subject and aim to communicate it in plain language, for non-technical audiences. Our programme of work informs and enriches policy approaches to cyber-related challenges by developing a strong evidence base that is available to policymakers and practitioners.
Current research projects examine the implementation of the UK’s 2022 National Cyber Strategy, offensive cyber operations, technology and national security in the context of the Net Zero environmental transition, cyber insurance and ransomware, responsible cyber power, and cyber capacity building.
View the research programmes and projects by the Cyber research team.
Cyber Strategy Programme
Examining how policy and strategy can tackle the challenges posed by cyber.
Cyber Resilience Programme
Analysing how to mitigate cyber risks through building cyber-resilient societies.
Offensive Cyber Programme
Examining the value and impact of offensive cyber operations and exploring different national approaches to offensive cyber strategy, capability and development.
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Director, Cyber Research
Conrad Prince CB
Distinguished Fellow and Senior Cyber Adviser
Research Fellow for Energy Security
Louise Marie Hurel
Research Analyst for Cyber, Technology and National Security
Programme Manager, Cyber
Professor Ciaran Martin CB
Sir Rob Wainwright KCMG
Professor Madeline Carr
Senior Associate Fellow
Dr Tobias Feakin
Senior Associate Fellow
Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Oz Alashe MBE
Dr Jason R. C. Nurse
Robert Hannigan CMG
Dr Casey Babb
Associate Fellow - Expert in AI, national security and cyber conflict
Dr Adrian Nish
Dr Jamie Collier
Dr Max Smeets
Associate Fellow - Expert in cyber conflict