DiScriBe - Digital Security by Design Social Science Hub +

Project Details


The Digital Security by Design (DSbD) Programme, supported through the ISCF, aims to radically update the digital infrastructure currently underpinning the global economy, making it secure against future threats. Discribe is one part of this wider initiative, with funding in place until 2024.

Our inspiration:
Innovation in DSbD technologies can only succeed if we can imagine, anticipate and plan for threats as yet unknown. And if organisations and people using new technology recognise its importance and trust it to enhance rather than hamper business performance.

Regardless of their specific area of focus, we need to unite technologists, regulators, business and end-users alike behind a shared understanding of the problem. And behind a clearly expressed vision of the future all are inspired to play a part in shaping.

Our difference:
Social science is a factor in many existing DSbDtech research programmes. Discribe is unique in being social science-led. We put human behaviour and motivation at the centre of our thinking. Through greater awareness and sociotechnical understanding of the human barriers that stand in the way of next generation digital security success, we believe we can transform policy making, accelerate adoption and drive consistent use.
Effective start/end date1/09/2031/08/24


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