Lancaster University researcher wins national photo competition

Anna Dyson placed first in Best Overall Photo for UK residents outside of the University of Kent

Anna Dyson, a PhD researcher in International Relations at Lancaster University, has won a national photographic competition.

The competition encouraged entrants to “engage with the human experiencing of cyberspace”.

Anna placed first for Best Overall Photo for entrants not working or studying in the university.

Run by the University of Kent’s Institute of Cyber Security for Society (iCSS), under the theme Living, Learning and Connecting in Cyberspace, the iCSS welcomed submissions from all UK residents as well as students and staff from the University of Kent.

Anna’s entry, titled Beneath the Screenaimed to depict society’s dependence on technology and smart devices.

In the photograph’s description, she explained: “With such dependence on our smart devices, it can be easy to overlook the data we sometimes unknowingly offer up about our lives, and the ways this data might be harvested or exploited.”

Anna works as a research assistant on the PETRAS funded Hipster Project, which focuses on cyber security and privacy problems. She is also a member of the Systems Security Group within Security Lancaster, which also looks at all aspects of cyber security.

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