Louise Axon

Research Associate in Cybersecurity, University of Oxford

I am a Research Associate in Cybersecurity at the University of Oxford. My research interests include network-security monitoring and intrusion-detection approaches; cybersecurity risk and cyber-insurance; security of distributed-ledger technologies; and cybersecurity capacity building. I am currently Researcher Co-Investigator on the Fly2Plan project, part of the Innovate UK Future Flight Challenge, in which we are exploring how to test and operationally maintain the security of a distributed ledger-based approach to aviation data exchange.

I have previously worked on joint projects between Oxford and the World Economic Forum and Lloyd’s Register Foundation exploring the cybersecurity challenges arising with emerging technologies including Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing, and environments such as the (Industrial) Internet-of-Things. I have been involved in research in the area of cyber-insurance and cybersecurity risk quantification for organisations, sponsored by AXIS Insurance Company. I have also worked with the university’s Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre (GCSCC) to implement cybersecurity capacity reviews for a number of countries. My doctoral thesis explored the utility of sonification (the representation of data as sound) for supporting the security-monitoring work of Security Operations Centres.

I lecture the Computers in Society course for undergraduate and Masters students, and I teach on the Oxford Cyber Security for Business Leaders Programme at the Saïd Business School. I am currently the Council Fellow for the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Cybersecurity.

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