Professor Sadie Creese

Professor of Cybersecurity, Department of Computer Science at University of Oxford

Professor of Cybersecurity, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford

Professor Sadie Creese joined Oxford University as Professor of Cybersecurity on October 1st 2011 based in the Department of Computer Science. Prior to joining Oxford she was Professor of and Director of e-Security in the International Digital Laboratory at the University of Warwick. Professor Creese has authored numerous papers on aspects of cyber security. Her research interests are diverse. They range from human factors and risk perception, data privacy and dynamic consent models, usability of security technology, through risk management, threat and vulnerability modelling, visual analytics, situational awareness and information provenance, to the more technical aspects of intrusion detection, security architectures and network defence. Since joining academia in 2007 she has taken leadership roles in excess of £2.5M worth of funded research, with sponsors coming from Industry, Government, EPSRC, ESRC and the European Commission.

Prior to her time at Warwick Professor Creese worked for QinetiQ, where she most recently served as Director of Strategic Programmes for QinetiQ’s Trusted Information Management Division. Whilst at QinetiQ she was responsible for establishing and directing the UK DTI/TSB Cyber Security Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN). She also led large multi- disciplinary research programmes for a variety of customers, in areas such as pervasive networks, protection against digital infection and various safety-critical projects, and including the DTI FORWARD collaboration. Professor Creese is a member of the Strategic Advisory Group for the RCUK Global Uncertainties programme, the Cloud Security Alliance UK and Ireland Chapter Executive Board and the ISSA UK Chapter Advisory Board.