• 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: [email protected]

    Telephone: +44(0)121 204 3724


    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

    External positions

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

    2016 → …


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