Cyberpsychology Chair Dr. Mary Aiken Visits Capitol Tech

On Wednesday, June 5, Capitol Technology University was visited by a very special guest – Mary Aiken.

Dr. Aiken is a world-leading expert in Cyberpsychology as well as Chair and Professor of Cyberpsychology at our university. She has had an immense impact on this field – the study of the relationship between technology and human behavior – and continues to forge the future of research on the psychological effects of an increasingly digitized world. At Capitol Tech, Dr. Aiken leads the online Master of Research (MRes) and PhD programs in Cyberpsychology, Forensic Cyberpsychology, and Human Factors offered by our university.

On our campus in Laurel, MD, Dr. Aiken met with members of Capitol Tech leadership and staff and attended a special luncheon to speak with students pursuing a degree in Cyberpsychology.

Today, she will be attending an online event hosted by Scythe, a leading Computer and Network Security company located in Columbia, MD. SCYTHE Founder & CEO Bryson Bort and Dr. Aiken will be discussing the utility of cyberpsychology in terms of “psychologically hacking back” and her recent publication, The Enterprise Strikes Back, which focuses on identifying and targeting the psychological vulnerabilities of cyberattackers through industry-led, active cyber defenses.

The event is scheduled for Monday, June 10 at 1:00 - 1:45 p.m. EST. Registration in advance is required.

Recently, Dr. Aiken also joined Dr. Sims, President of Capitol Technology University, for a LinkedIn Live discussion on cyberpsychology with a recent doctoral Forensic Cyberpsychology graduate, Dr. Marshall S. Rich. The discussion detailed the experiences of being a student in our cyberpsychology program, insights from the academic and professional perspective, and unique challenges and opportunities within this rapidly evolving field. It also highlighted the significance of this discipline in today's digital world and the innovative educational approaches of the programs offered at Capitol Tech.

The event recording is available on LinkedIn.

Dr. Aiken is a Member of the INTERPOL Global Cybercrime Expert Group and an Academic Advisor to the European Cyber Crime Centre (EC3) at Europol, as well as an International Affiliate Member of the American Psychological Association (APA). She is recognized as an international expert in policy debates at the intersection of technology and human behavior, human and technical drivers of cybercrime, and online harms and online safety technologies. She is a published, peer-reviewed author, with a book titled “The Cyber Effect,” and her work has inspired the CBS primetime television series CSI: Cyber.


To learn more about Dr. Mary Aiken and the field of Cyberpsychology, visit our website.