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Bristol Branch - Cyber Security Lessons

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

Wednesday, 27 June 2018 from 18:45 to 21:45 (BST)

Bristol Branch - Cyber Security Lessons

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After the success of the first three talks in the 2018 programme card, we are pleased to announce Talk 4. The series of talks continue the theme of “of now” technology subject matters and try to de-mystify some of these subjects and provide for objective commentary.

 

The fourth talk, supported by Assystem, will focus on Cyber Security and will take place on Wednesday 27 June at University of Bristol. This talk will be delivered by two representatives of Assytem with varied experiences. Raymond Obinaju is one of Assystem UK’s embedded cybersecurity engineers, working to keep the world’s cars, trains and planes safe from cyber-attacks, will discuss applying a lessons-learned approach to securing future devices, and Trevor Richards who is the head of UK cybersecurity for Assystem will talk about what can be done to prevent cyber security attacks and the steps that we all should be taking to make our world a little more secure. Their brief biographies can be found below.

 

More details on the talks can be found on the Bristol BCS website.

 

The session will start with registration at 6.45pm, talks starting at 7.15pm, followed by an hour of talks from our panel, followed by Q&A, with networking and drinks to finish by c.9pm.

 

The event is free of charge, but will require registration to ensure there are no capacity restrictions.  

 

The BCS talks are scheduled to be held in various locations throughout Bristol, where the majority of members are located.  The talks aim to appeal to both existing and new members, young and old, and broadly technical and non-technical. The content of future topics are being investigated based on feedback form previous events.

 

Speakers Biogs:

Raymond Obinaju

Synopsis:

Talk title: IoT Security: Applying a lessons-learned approach to securing future devices

The IoT space currently consists of numerous devices which ubiquitously communicate data with one another. Thanks to this technology, the total number of objects with internet connectivity far exceeds   the total number of humans on earth!  IoT communications take place between and among virtually anything and everything, which can range from people, computers and other machinery to the clothes that we wear!

IoT has taken the world by storm, and embedded in that tsunami are a lot of security challenges. This is due to the fact that unconventional and traditionally “lifeless” devices now have a “life” on the internet. On this journey, we will explore the timeline of IoT hacks, piecing together the common design/engineering vulnerabilities and possible root causes of the hacks as we go along. The journey will end with inferring from these common flaws, some recommended practices for IoT device manufacturers/programmers, which can be used as a starting point to drive downstream security requirements for the engineering of these IoT devices.

Biography:

Raymond Obinaju is one of Assystem UK’s embedded cybersecurity engineers, working to keep the world’s cars, trains and planes safe from cyber-attacks. He currently holds a Master’s degree in Computer Forensics and Cyber Security from the University of Greenwich UK. He also has a Bachelor’s in computer science and a diploma in Data processing. With a professional career that dates back many years, he has transitioned through technical, academic and client-facing consultancy roles some of which include Cyber Security Analyst, IT Security Engineer, Software developer, Oracle Database consultant and Graduate Assistant Lecturer.

 

Trevor Richards

Synopsis:

Talk title: The good, the bad and the ugly

In this talk we’ll look at some of the recent cybersecurity attacks that range from ingenious to downright silly. Most importantly, we’ll focus on what can be done to prevent such attacks and the steps that we all should be taking to make our world a little more secure.

Biography:

Trevor is currently the head of UK cybersecurity for Assystem Technologies UK. Trevor has spent his career moving between the world of automotive engineering and financial software development. Although his primary focus is currently on securing embedded devices and networks, the principles of cybersecurity apply across everything from aeroplanes to small websites.

 

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Peel & Hepple Lecture Theatres
School of Geographical Sciences
University of Bristol
BS8 1SS Bristol
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 27 June 2018 from 18:45 to 21:45 (BST)


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