Dr Vladlina Benson
Professor of Cybersecurity Management, Director of Aston University's Cyber Security Innovation Centre. Member of the UK Cyber Security Council Professionalism working group, Vladlena is also serving on the EU's Agency for Cybersecurity task force defining the criteria for Cybersecurity Framework at the EU level. Her research on illicit money flows, AML, cryptocurrency forensics and secure by design FinTech, is supported by Horizon Europe, ESRC, InnovateUK exceeding 10M. Vladlena serves on the Board of ISACA Central UK and her work on diversity in cybersecurity workforce is recognised by multiple awards.