Dr. Jason Nurse

University of Kent

CybSafe’s Oz Alashe and Dr. John Blythe ask Dr. Jason Nurse, assistant professor at the University of Kent, about his experience researching the human component of cyber security. Join this interview to learn about how cyber criminals are actually psychologists, and how we need to stop trying to “fix” people but instead work alongside them.

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About Jason

Dr. Jason Nurse’s research interests focus on the interaction between users and aspects of cybersecurity, privacy and trust. This considers the full spectrum of technologies in use today and encompasses topics such as human factors of cybersecurity, psychological dimensions of cybercrime, privacy and security of smart devices, securing digital identities, and detecting fake news and rumours on social media.

Prior to his current role, Dr. Nurse held the title of Senior Researcher (Oxford Research Fellow) at the University of Oxford in Computer Science (2011-2018) pursuing similar novel approaches to maintain organisational and personal cybersecurity.

Dr. Jason Nurse’s doctorate involved researching into Web services security within e-business, and was undertaken in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick (2010).
Before commencing his doctorate, Dr. Nurse completed a B.Sc. degree with First Class honours in Computer Science and Accounting at the University of West Indies, Cave Hill Campus in Barbados (2004), and an M.Sc. with Distinction in Internet Computing at the University of Hull, in the UK (2006).

Dr. Jason Nurse

University of Kent


  •  How people’s view of the human aspect of cyber security has changed over time
  • Why people don’t view losing personal data in the same way we view losing physical items
  •  Why people fall for cyber attacks
  • How academic insights make their way into the hands of the general public