Jamie is a Research Fellow in cyber threats and cyber security. His research interests include cyber security, the evolution of the cyber threat landscape, the role of emerging technologies in security and defence policy and the uses of history in policymaking. Current research projects focus on cyber insurance and cyber risks related to the Globalisation of Technology.
Prior to joining RUSI, he was a researcher at Orpheus Cyber where he provided strategic and operational intelligence analysis on the cyber threat landscape. He has carried out bespoke threat and risk assessments for a range of organisations in the public and private sectors and managed the company’s research output on the impact of COVID-19 on the cyber threat landscape.
Jamie holds an MPhil in International Relations and Politics from the University of Cambridge, where his research focused on UK policy towards Russia since the end of the Cold War. He also holds a BA in War Studies from King’s College London, where he was awarded the Sir Michael Howard Excellence Award in 2016 and 2018.
When he is not carrying out research into cyber threats and cyber security, Jamie can be found on stage with his band Bombay Bicycle Club.
Cyber insurance is meant to protect businesses from cyber attacks. But does it help or hurt cyber security as it stands now? Cyber Research Analyst Jamie MacColl with the UK’s Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) gives us a primer on cyber insurance.