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Sadie Creese

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Professor Sadie Creese

Professor of Cybersecurity

Supernumerary Fellow, Worcester College

T: 01865 273616

Department of Computer Science,
Robert Hooke Building
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Sadie Creese is a Professor of Cybersecurity in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford.

She teaches threat detection, risk assessment and operational aspects of security. Her current research portfolio includes threat modelling and detection (including anomaly detection for insider-threats), visual analytics for cybersecurity, risk propagation logics and communication, resilience strategies, privacy, vulnerability of distributed ledgers, and understanding cyber-harm and how it emerges both for single organsiations and for nations. She is Principal Investigator on the AXIS sponsored project “Analysing Cyber-Value-at-Risk, Residual Risk and models for Systemic Cyber-Risk” focused on developing a method for predicting potential harms arising from cyber-attacks in businesses. She is a co-Investigator on the PETRAS EPSRC sponsored Internet of Things Research Hub project “Cyber Risk Assessment for Coupled Systems” which is developing a new risk assessment method aimed at helping organisations prepare for the threats and vulnerabilities we will face as the Internet of Things evolves.She is the founding Director of the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre (GCSCC) at the Oxford Martin School where she continues to serve as a Director conducting research into what constitutes national cybersecurity capacity, working with countries and international organisations around the world. She was the founding Director of Oxford’s Cybersecurity network launched in 2008 and now called Cyber Security Oxford, and is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Cyber Security Centre’s Strategic Advisory Board. She is also a member of a scientific advisory board for a UK government department.

Sadie is a Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford where she sits on the Governing Body. Prior to returning to academia she has worked as a cybersecurity expert in business and as a research scientist specializing in security for the UK’s Ministry of Defence. She has a DPhil in Computer Science from the University of Oxford, as well as an MSc in Computation and a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Philosophy. She is a regular public speaker, and often contributes as a cybersecurity subject matter expert for leadership programmes and the MBA teaching within the Said Business School.

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Rodrigo Carvalho
Adrian Duncan
Elizabeth Phillips
Meredydd Williams