Research and Development to Tackle Challenges in Cyber Security

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University of Southampton,

Bolderwood Campus,Building 176L, Room 1125

Burgess Rd


SO16 7QF

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On behalf of the Impactech Team we would like to invite you to attend our event on “Research and Development to Tackle Challenges in Cyber Security” on the 29th of January at the University of Southampton. We will address key issues such as cybercrime and how to defeat it, promising and exciting new research that drives the main changes in cyber security, the importance of information sharing and collaboration, government strategies, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its implementation and finally the integration of cyber security in different applications such as blockchain, aviation and space.

Open digital solutions and the high level of dependency on technology have transformed businesses. More data has been generated and shared but with this comes new types of risks especially cybercrime. The cyber threat impacts the entire society; therefore, Government, Academia and Industry have an important role to play in attracting the best young minds into cyber security, train them and retain them for a more secure Britain. The new Cyber Security Academy at the University of Southampton is an Industry/University partnership established to advance cyber security through world class research, teaching excellence, industrial expertise and training capacity. It aims to deliver global impact, and to become a hub of world-class, user-friendly expertise for our community, businesses and individuals, driving innovation and delivering significant value.

The future of cyber security must embrace a holistic security philosophy and should be embedded within the system at all stages of development. Designing a whole IoT system, for example, without any security aspect to begin with and then adding it as a later bolt-on increases the risk for it to be attacked easily. Blockchains are a significant tool and an answer to many challenges related to cyber security. The advent of blockchain technology made the realisation of fully decentralised computational systems in trust-less scenarios possible. Distributed ledger technology (DLT) provides a first-time concept of decentralized digitally-enforceable contracts which do not rely on a trusted third-party. This fascinating property makes blockchains suited to a broad area of problems, including IoT and Cloud computing, and to application domains as diverse as smart energy and supply chain security. In order to make the blockchain revolution actually possible and for all the critics who question its scalability, security, and sustainability, more collaborative work needs to be undertaken to develop world-class solutions and services for users.

We will end our event with an interactive session providing in-depth analysis of the market needs. There will be live case studies discussion over the challenges related to cyber security: Is there a right or wrong way to overcome these challenges? How have they done it? The session will be followed by a panel discussion providing further insight on how to achieve best practice through adopting collaborative approaches for a more secure Britain.

This event offers technical presentations as well as it will be a great opportunity for you to meet and engage with experts from across academia and industry, where innovative technology in this exciting and rapidly developing field can be exploited and challenged.

Draft Programme:

Chair: Prof Michael Butler, University of Southampton

09:30 Coffee & Registration

10:10 Introduction & Welcome by Dr Ghaithaa Manla, Impactech

10:15 A new Approach for Cyber Security, NCSC

10:35 Strategies to Counter Directed Cyber Crime by Peter Davies, Director- Security Concepts, Thales e-Security

10:55 Service Ledgers: Towards Data assurance Distributed Computation by Prof Vladimiro Sassone, Roke/RAEng Chair in Cyber Security, University of Southampton

11:15 Cyber Security Academy by Sarah Martin, Collaboration Manager, University of Southampton

11:35 Tea, Coffee and Networking

11:45 Identity and Access Management on the Age of Cloud by Dr Federica Paci, University of Southampton

12:05 Blockchain Services for Trustless Collaboration by Dr Andrea Margheri, University of Southampton

12:25 Oh, the Place Data Goes by Prof Vladimiro Sassone, Roke/RAEng Chair in Cyber Security, University of Southampton

12:45 Verifying C & C++ with ESBMC by Dr Denis Nicole, University of Southampton

13:00 Lunch and Networking

14:00 GDPR and Cybersecurity; a Venn diagram by Rowenna Fielding, Data Protection Lead, Protecture

14:20 The Secure Remote Update Protocol: Securing the Internet of Things by Andrew Poultner, Principal Computer Scientist, DSTL

14:40 How secure, I secure enough? by Mark West, Practice Area Lead for Information Security, Roke Manor

15:00 The Financial Risk of Cyber & Enterprise by Giles Taylor, Head of Data & Cyber Security, Lloyds

15:20 Blockchain and Energy by Das Wijesundera, Data Scientist, and Ghislain Tsafack, Data Scientist, Centrica

15:40 National Grid

16:00 Tea, Coffee and Networking

Interactive Session: Case Studies

Chair: Graham Markall, Compiler Engineer, Embecosm

16:15 Security Enhancing Compilation for Use in Real Environments by GrahamMarkall, Compiler Engineer, Embecosm

16:25 The approach to Securing the UK Connected Intelligent Transport Environment Project by Patrick Lismore, Product and Solution Security Officer, and Paul Brookes, Head of R&D, Mobility Division, Intelligent Traffic Systems, Siemens plc

16:35 Organisational lessons learned from a Crypto Attack by Matt Argyle, Head of Information Technology, Children’s Hospice South West

16:45 Next Generation Threats Utilising Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics by Ian Glover, President, CREST International

16:55 Panel Discussion

17:20 Wrap up & close

REGISTRATION: It is free to attend this workshop.

Background of Impactech:

Impactech mission is to support and help the UK to retain its leading position in the electronic systems and technology industry. Impactech operates as a facility that pulls together experts and businesses from across a wide range of domains, including autonomous systems, nanotechnology, smart sensing, communications, electronics and data & security, allowing collaboration and acceleration of innovative solutions. A main focus of the hub is to hold regular networking events which will provide opportunities to hear about the latest challenges and development in key areas of university research, as well as from companies working in those areas. With over 80% of the industrial base being SMEs, the ultimate goal of the hub is to increase their visibility and market penetration, and provide support with their technical development.

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