Future of Digital Troublemakers


This is the first in a series of workshops to examine possible future scenarios using a formal methodology developed at Security Lancaster.

This particular workshop will be examining the future of digital troublemakers by developing scenarios based on the distruptive convergence of technology and society. It will examine what it means to be a troublemaker in the future and how current and emergent technology feeds these concepts and facilitates trouble making. 

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Dr Mark Lacy: Security Lancaster

Mark Lacy is an associate director of SecurityLancaster, leading the SecurityFutures stream. I hold a PHD in International Relations (University of Sussex, UK, 2001). Prior to my work on SecurityLancaster I was part of a team that set up an inter-disciplinary theme year in our Institute of Advanced Studies on New Sciences of Protection: Designing Safe Living' (2007-2008). New Sciences of Protection brought together designers, technologists and social sciences to collaborate in various ways on emerging security problems and their social, economic and political impacts. The SecurityFutures stream of the centre is a space where we can create dialogue and collaboration on the future of cybersecurity in an age of 'digital geopolitics,' bringing together people from business, academia and the protection industries to create new perspectives on security and global politics.

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Dr Daniel Prince: Security Lancaster

Dr Daniel Prince is an associate director and business partnerships manager for Security Lancaster. Prior to this he was the course director for the multi-disciplinary MSc in Cyber Security teching penetration testing, digital forensics and information security risk management.

Daniel completed his undergraduate studies in Computer Systems Engineering in 2000 and went onto complete his PhD in Programmable Ad Hoc Networks in 2004. During his PhD he extensively worked with Mobile IPv6, working to complete an Implementation of Cisco IOS and as part of a team worked to implement the protocol in Windows CE. 

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Martin Orton: Bold Creative

A passionate champion of the benefits of design-led innovation for social change, Martin is Managing Director of Bold Creative and has over 10 years experience generating and delivering digital education projects.



Rebecca Ford: Bold Creative

Rebecca worked in anthropological research and development communications before moving to Bold Creative, where she secured and developed some of their most successful projects. As Director of Digital Disruption, Rebecca is committed to creating digital tools, campaigns and training programmes to improve education in the UK.

Luke Newbold: Bold Creative

Trained in Drama, Applied Theatre & Education and skilled in delivering technical innovation projects, in his role as Digital Lead at Bold Creative Luke recently produced the UCL children's hospital website and numerous interactive picture-book apps.


Mike Watkins: Sanitas Data Security

Proven expertise in project analysis, planning and delivery resulting in process and productivity improvements. Highly motivated, proactive leader who develops effective working relationships with team members, clients and management. Fascinated by the world of hacking and the positive steps that can be taken to reduce its impact. Would like to ensure that mobile technologies don't suffer the same security issues as PC's.


Mark Pegram: Sanitas Data Security

Proven strategic manager, with 20+ years experience across Defence, IT and Manufacturing sectors. Leader of Projects, Corporate Governance and Risk Management at Board level. Passionate about the potential benefits mobile technology will bring to assisted living and determined to mitigate the risks of poor IT security.