Open Data- So What? What you need to know…
- Business & Professional
- EH12 5BH, EH12 5BH Edinburgh
Cyber Secure: Who will own and protect online intelligence in the future?
More and more data on our daily activities is captured in email systems, CCTV, GPS on smartphones and social networks. And the security services are leading the way developing ways to evaluate this complex data: using gait recognition to identify individuals and sentiment analysis to understand the tone of online communication. As these techniques become more widespread, it won’t be just defence experts who have access to these tools. Local Authorities, banks or even neighbours could monitor activity, whilst also exasperating our vulnerabilities to cyber crime.
The controversial Communications Bill published by Theresa May’s Home Office in summer 2012 included new plans for monitoring the where, what and how of all UK citizen online activity. Yet if a few teenage hackers from Essex can tap into the CIA’s website, what confidence do we have in the governments’ capacity to keep our privacy information secure? Against this backdrop, this is a time to explore some of the privacy issues that the Bill throws up in the context of longer-term challenges in managing cyber security and monitoring techniques. The governance of cyber space is increasingly beyond the control of national borders, so what activities or policies are needed to help protect our online activities and personal data from malicious attack or manipulation? And is it even possible?
This event looks at some of the sophisticated and fast-evolving techniques in online intelligence in the context of broader questions of cyber governance and security:
SPEAKERS: Professor Sadie Creese, Co-Director, Institute for the Future of Computing, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford, Peter Jopling,Business Unit Executive, IBM Security Solutions responsible for the P&L in UK&I. Other speakers TBC
6pm registration for a 6.30pm start
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