Haris Mouratidis, Professor of Software Systems Engineering, presents his inaugural lecture, entitled:
‘Rethinking Software Systems Security’
Software systems are an important and critical component of modern human society, used in almost every sector from transport, power and telecoms to health-care, military and education. Different stakeholders use software systems to different ends. Major corporations use them to perform critical processes and store confidential corporate data; governments need them to support citizen services, run military operations and exchange highly confidential data; and individuals use them to perform every day activities from personal banking to storing private information.
As a result, today’s economy and society are vitally dependent on software systems operating, not just according to their specifications, but also with a certain degree of trust and security. The increasing adoption and integration of software systems within an environment of rapid technological advancements has demanded systems that go beyond mono-dimensional technical solutions simultaneously raising a set of tightly intertwined challenges.
In this lecture, Professor Mouratidis will discuss these challenges and argue a more holistic approach to be adopted in developing secure software systems, considering security from the early stages of the development process from a multitude of perspectives, combining people, technology and processes. The lecture concludes with the presentation of some of Prof. Mouratidis’s seminal research work on methods and techniques for developing secure software systems.
This is a free event and open to all who would like to attend. The lecture will run from 6.30-7.30pm and is followed by a canapé reception.