Overview

The Digital Security by Design (DSbD) is a government backed initiative to transform technology and create a secure and safer digital future that enables more secure products and services through changing the way a computer works within a digital system.

Webcast recording is now available

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The Digital Security by Design challenge will work with Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), both part of UK Research and Innovation, to invest up to £8 million in research and development projects through the Digital Security by Design: Software Ecosystem Competition.

Agenda

  • Introduction and Welcome | Robin Kennedy, KTN
  • Latest Update on the Digital Security by Design (DSbD) Challenge | John Goodacre, DSbD Challenge Director, Innovate UK
  • DSbD Software Ecosystem Development Competition Briefing: Technical scope, competition conditions and application process | Georgios Papadakis, Senior Innovation Lead – DSbD, Innovate UK Competitions Team and EPSRC
  • CHERI update and prototype software stack on Morello | Robert Watson, University of Cambridge
  • Morello: Hardware development platform and software enablement | Mark Inskip and Mark Nicholson, Arm
  • Online Q&A
  • Three-Minute Collaboration Pitches

About the Digital Security by Design Software Ecosystem Competition

Full competition details have now been published. The competition opens to applications on 4th October, closing on Wednesday 8 December 2021 at 11am.

The competition will be funding a range of projects that work to enrich and expand the DSbD software ecosystem prior to the availability of commercial hardware. Projects will leverage the DSbD Technology Hardware Prototype (also known as Morello Board) to work on a focused area within a selected/specified software stack or OS/toolchain used by a digital system.

This webinar event recording gives insights into the scope and eligibility for the competition, as well as practical tips for applying.

Finding partners for potential collaborations

Our online networking tool, Meeting Mojo, will be open while this competition is open for applications. Through this platform, you will be able to message potential collaborators and set up 1:1 virtual meetings. Visit Meeting Mojo to start building new connections.

About Digital Security by Design

The Digital Security by Design (DSbD) is a government backed initiative to transform technology and create a secure and safer digital future that enables more secure products and services through changing the way a computer works within a digital system.

These new technologies have the capability to safeguard systems from a range of vulnerabilities that are typically exposed through various parts of the software stack. DSbD technologies can also be used to enable new fine-grained memory protection and scalable fine-grained software compartmentalisation mechanisms to further isolate data and protect a system’s functionality starting for the first time from the architectural centre of a memory-managed processor.

More information on the DSbD initiative is available here