Professor Aiken invited to give a lecture on the “CyberPsychology of Leadership in Cyberspace” at the United States Military Academy West Point


Mary Aiken Director of the RCSI CyberPsychology Research Centre pictured with Fernando Maymi, Assistant Professor and Deputy Director of the Army Cyber Institute at West Point New York. 

Professor Aiken was invited to give a lecture on the ‘CyberPsychology of Leadership in Cyberspace” to the Cadets at West Point.

RCSI CyberPsychology Research Centre publish in the RCSI Surgical Scope publication


Mary Aiken, Director RCSI CyberPsychology Research Centre, RCSI Insitute of Leadership, offers surgeons some practical advice on how to make the most of social media and your online presence while avoiding potential pitfalls

The article highlights the relevance and applicability of cyberpsychology learnings in this space

Follow link to article – http://www.rcsileadership.org/index.jsp?p=289&n=961&a=5443

Follow link to full publication – http://www.rcsi.ie/surgicalscope

CSI:Cyber breaks Guinness world record

The pilot for new show CSI:Cyber has broken a Guinness world record when it was aired in 171 countries simultaneously. Mary Aiken is a producer on the show. CSI: Cyber, which premiered last week, stars newly-crowned Oscar-winner Patricia Arquette as Special Agent Avery Ryan, who heads the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI. Based on real-life cyber psychologist Mary Aiken, Agent Ryan is tasked with solving illegal activities that start in the mind, live online and play out in the real world.

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TF1 Picks Up ‘CSI: Cyber’ From CBS Studios International

PARIS– France’s leading commercial network TF1 has acquired exclusive first-window rights to “CSI: Cyber” from CBS Studios International. The show is the latest spinoff of the franchise “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” which has been scoring top ratings on primetime TF1 since 2001.

The CSI franchise has been licensed to more than 200 markets and ranks as one of the most-watched shows in the world.

Read the full Variety article here.


Parents should be aware of risks when sharing pictures of their kids online

The Irish Examiner talks to Mary about the risks of sharing pictures of their kids online. The unknowns of the new world of the ‘virtual self’ have led to the rise of a new area of research, cyber-psychology. Mary Aiken, RCSI director of CyberPsychology Research Centre and adviser at the European Cyber Crime Centre, at Europol, recommends caution.

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Parents alone cannot police our youth in cyberspace

Newspaper piece in the Irish Independent. At what point did we as a society make parents and care-givers almost solely responsible for monitoring minors in cyberspace? In the real world, we do not expect parents to man the doors to public houses or newsagent counters to prevent underage youths purchasing alcohol and cigarettes. So why do we expect parents to tackle problematic youth cyber behaviour? In an age of ubiquitous technology, smart phones, tablets and public WiFi, surely monitoring youth behaviour online is nearly impossible for parents, teachers and guardians?

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CBS Orders 'CSI' Spinoff From Creator Anthony Zuiker

Mary and AnthonyThe back-door pilot is inspired by Mary Aiken and her work as a cyber-psychologist and will be written by "CSI" creators Zuiker, Carol Mendelsohn and Ann Donahue.

The network is teaming with series creator Anthony E. Zuiker, Carol Mendelsohn and Ann Donahue for a spinoff of the long-running procedural, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Zuiker, Mendelsohn and Donahue will pen the script for the back-door pilot. The spinoff, which will air as a spring episode in the procedural's current 14th season, is inspired by Mary Aiken's work as a cyber-psychologist. Mendelsohn, Zuiker and Donahue -- who was a showrunner on CSI: Miami -- will executive produce the CBS Television Studios entry alongside Bruckheimer Television's Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman. Aiken will receive a producer credit.

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