Internet of Things meets Cyber Security

Date(s) - 20/04/2017
9:30 am - 4:00 pm

University of Edinburgh

Please join CENSIS and SICSA for an’ IoT meets cyber security’ workshop which is taking place on Thursday 20 April at the University of Edinburgh

About the Event
With the rapid growth in IoT devices, services and interconnectivity and more sophisticated cyber attacks on networks and infrastructure we are facing a range a challenges. The recent botnet attacks on Dyn, the Domain Name System (DNS) provider, brought down sites such as Reddit, Netflix and Twitter; an attack that highlights how vulnerable the Internet of Things can be when it meets cyber.

This event will explore the best practice for protecting IoT devices and services across a range of industries and the potential for innovation opportunities in IoT cyber security.

Provisional agenda
The event includes a presentations by expert speakers from academia, industry and government combined with lively debate and networking.

09:30-10:00 – Registration and networking
10:00-10:15 –  Introduction and welcome;
Dr Mike Just, Associate Professor, Heriot-Watt University
10:15-10:40 –  IoT markets and applications;
Dr Stephen Milne, Business Development Manager, CENSIS
10:40-11:05  –  From smart contracts to distributed autonomous Things;
Prof Chris Speed, Chair of Design Informatics, University of Edinburgh
11:05-11:30 – Cyber resilience;
Prof Chris Johnson, Head of Computing Science, University of Glasgow
11:30-12:00 – Can we make IoT secure enough for humans?;
Prof Angela Sasse, Professor of Human Centres Technology, University College London
12:00-13:00  Lunch and networking
13.00-13:30 – Securing and managing IoT devices and systems;
Dr John Goodenough, ARM
13:30-14:15 – IoT vulnerabilities – side channels, backdoors and bad design: the latest research and a practical demonstration;
Prof Bill Buchanan, Edinburgh Napier University
14:15-14:30 – Summary outputs and project support mechanism
14:30               Coffee and continued networking
16:00               Event closes

Who should attend?

This event is suitable to government agencies, universities and companies of all sizes with an interest in the security side of IoT products, devices or services. The event is not aimed at an undergraduate audience but is open to postgraduate students provided they are conducting work in IoT or cyber security.

Further information

Please visit the Eventbrite page to register for the event. 

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