From RCSI to CSI
Mary Aiken, Director CyberPsychology Research Centre, part of the RCSI Institute of Leadership, has been working with the US Primetime Network CBS on a 'CSI' (Crime Scene Investigates) pilot series, focusing on Cyber Crime.
The promo clip for the pilot episode, is now on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IK5Lfs0lDkM – and airs this Wednesday, 30th April 2014, on CBS at 10pm EST.
The CSI Cyber Crime pilot series will explore the impact of technology on criminal behaviour. Actor Patricia Arquette plays the CyberPsychologist 'Avery Ryan' (inspired by Aiken, who is a producer on the show). Agent Ryan is a special agent in charge at the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI.
Aiken is a CyberPsychologist, Research Fellow at RCSI's Institute of Leadership, and Director of the RCSI CyberPsychology Research Centre. She also holds a fellowship in Network Science at the IBM MIT Network Science Research Centre, and Fellowship in Criminology at Middlesex University. She was recently named as one of the top 100 women in Science, Technology , Engineering and Maths http://www.siliconrepublic.com/careers/item/36073-wit2014 . Her work with the EU, INTERPOL and the White House has investigated the impact of emerging technology on human behaviour, including negative aspects such as cyberbullying and cyber criminal activities. Her current research is focused on human trafficking online, youth behavioural escalation online and cyberchondria ( defined as anxiety induced as a result of escalation during health-related search online http://www.rcsismj.com/wp-content/uploads/RCSIsmj-Vol5-Cyberchondria.pdf ).
Commenting on this exciting project Mary said "The US Law Enforcement agencies that I work with are delighted with the CSI opportunity, as primetime television offers a valuable platform to provide cyber security and safety messaging to the general public”.