Jonathan Lusthaus

Jonathan Lusthaus is Director of The Human Cybercriminal Project in the Department of Sociology and a Research Fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford. His research focusses on the "human" side of profit-driven cybercrime: who cybercriminals are and how they are organised. In particular, he is interested in issues of trust, cooperation, and governance.

Jonathan is the author of Industry of Anonymity: Inside the Business of Cybercrime published by Harvard University Press in 2018. Fieldwork for this study took place over a 7 year period, involved travel to cybercrime hotspots around the globe, and included almost 250 interviews with law enforcement, the private sector, and former cybercriminals. Jonathan holds a doctorate in sociology from the University of Oxford, where he was a Clarendon Scholar.