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Anjuli R. K. Shere

Doctoral researcher in Cyber Security, University of Oxford

Anjuli (@AnjuliRKShere) is an analyst, writer, and researcher, with experience of journalistic and security-related investigations. While attending ‘Particle Summer School’ at CERN, she was inspired by the scientific progress created by global collaboration. She has since studied a BA (Hons) in Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham, and spent a year gaining a Certificate in Social Sciences and Humanities at Sciences Po, Paris.

During her master’s degree in Science and International Security in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, Anjuli began reporting on current affairs for the New Statesman. She specialised in strategic security threats posed by emerging technological concerns, and wrote her dissertation on the extent to which machine learning could protect the NHS from cyber-attacks. Her professional endeavours also include work as the conference and research analyst for the Association for International Broadcasting.

During the first year of her doctorate in Cyber Security at the University of Oxford, Anjuli co-organised and emceed the CDT conference on Cyber Espionage and returned to her work as an intelligence analyst on Channel 4’s award-winning fugitive simulation, ‘Hunted’. She also conducted cross-disciplinary research projects within the faculties of Law and Computer Science, covering open-source intelligence, data protection legislation, state surveillance and emerging technologies.

Currently, Anjuli’s thesis research aims to create a framework for mitigations of Internet of Things threats to the free press, for transcontinental news organisations to integrate into their cyber security strategies. Her case study countries are the UK, USA, Australia and Taiwan.

Experience

  • –present
    DPhil student in Cyber Security, University of Oxford

Education

  • 2018 
    King's College, London, MA Science and Security
  • 2016 
    University of Nottingham, BA(Hons) Politics and International Relations
  • 2015 
    Sciences Po, Paris, Certificate of Social Sciences and Humanities

Publications

  • 2020
    “Security should be there by default”: Investigating how journalists perceive and respond to risks from the Internet of Things, The 5th European Workshop on Usable Security