Join the Digital Security by Design (DSbD) team for an exploration into the developments in computing across the decades, to the modern day, and fast forward to a safer and more secure future.

The “Journey to a More Secure Future” roadshow is coming to the four nations in February and March for a series of in-person and livestreamed events. Open to all, these events are designed for those involved in long term strategic decisions on the use of digital technology, as well as those who are interested in new technical approaches to block cyber vulnerabilities. With spaces limited for the in-person events, early registration is recommended. This series includes:

England: The history of computers

Mon 21 Feb | 10:00-12:30, includes lunch, followed by optional museum tour, ending 14:45 | Museum of Computing at Bletchley, Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes

During this event, participants will hear more about the evolution of computing, from the first attempts to use machines to solve mathematical problems, to the IT which now pervades everyday life. Join us to explore why it is so important to look back in order to move forwards – and the reliance of computers in today’s society. A networking lunch will be followed by an optional museum tour. Co-hosted by SPRITE+

Confirmed speakers:

  • Sir Dermot Turing, award-winning author
  • Dr Andrew Herbert OBE, National Museum of Computing at Bletchley
  • Genevieve Lively, Professor of Classics, University of Bristol
  • Andrew Elliot, Deputy Director, Cyber Security, DCMS
  • Nitin Dahad, Editor-in Chief, embedded.com & correspondent for EE Times & EE Europe

Register for this event here.

Scotland: Exploring new technologies in cyber security

Thu 3 March | 10:00-12:30, including a networking lunch | Glasgow Science Park, Glasgow

During this event, participants will have the opportunity to hear about the world of cyber security from academic, government and industry experts. Speakers will discuss the current status of cyber security and highlight why a radical update of cyber security design, starting from the chip upwards, is required. Co-hosted by ScotlandIS and run in partnership with Cyber Scotland Week.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Professor Daniel Dresner, Professor of Cyber Security, University of Manchester
  • Jude McCorry, CEO, Scottish Business Resilience Centre
  • Paul Waller, Head of Research, National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)
  • Simon Moore, Professor of Computer Engineering, University of Cambridge, Computer Science and Technology
  • Nitin Dahad, Editor-in Chief, embedded.com & correspondent for EE Times & EE Europe

Register for this event here.

Wales: Strengthen the foundations and make the world more secure

Tue 8 March | 10:00-12:30, including a networking lunch | Celtic Manor Resort, Newport

During this event, participants will learn more about the research and development project, Morello, on the technology application of DSbD and the value it can bring to different industry sectors. You will also hear about the importance of partnership and how to get involved in the DSbD Technology Access Programme and be the first to find out how your organisation can access this early-stage prototype technology. Co-hosted by Cyber Wales.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Clare Johnson, Partnership and Outreach Manager (Digital & STEM), Founder and Director,Women in Cyber Wales
  • Professor John Goodacre, DSbD Challenge Director, UKRI
  • Richard Grisenthwaite, SVP Chief Architect and Fellow, Arm (Arm Morello project)
  • David Chisnall, Microsoft
  • Katy Ho, Head of Innovation, Digital Catapult
  • Nitin Dahad, Editor-in Chief, embedded.com & correspondent for EE Times & EE Europe

Register for this event here.

Northern Ireland: The future for trusted computers

Thu 10 March |10:00-12:30, including a networking lunch | The Merchant Hotel, Belfast

During this event, participants will hear more about how a safe and secure cyberspace is fundamental to making the UK the safest place in the world to live, work and play. Speakers will highlight what the future holds if we really trust computers. Co-hosted by Centre for Secure Information Technologies.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Professor Máire O’Neill, School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering Computer Science (CSIT)
  • Philip Wilson, Director of Research & Development, The Hut Group Plc, Director
  • Professor Adam Joinson, Director of DiscribeHub+, University of Bath
  • Tim Silversides, CEO, Pytilia
  • Nitin Dahad, Editor-in Chief, embedded.com & correspondent for EE Times & EE Europe

Register for this event here.

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