Cyber Security of Next Generation Communications Systems

Date: 24 May 2023 to 24 May 2023
Venue: The University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH
Join us on Wednesday 24 May for a joint event between the University of Surrey’s Centre for Cyber Security and the SASIG, the UK’s premier cyber security network forum.

Nearly every aspect of our modern lives depends on communications technologies. The field of cyber security would largely cease to exist without the Internet and the services that run over it. However, we are extending these communications in a variety of interesting and challenging ways. For example, new services such as Starlink and Oneweb are providing satellite-based global access to the Internet. New mobile technologies such as 6G are already being framed and explored to deliver new services and features to users. The Internet of Things potentially brings network access to billions of objects, from consumer white goods to cars to medical devices. All of these developments bring new challenges and vulnerabilities, some already evident, others waiting to be discovered.

In this session we explore these new communications methods, their unique security issues and what we should be thinking about to keep our digital services safe.

Our speakers will include:

• Nithin Thomas, Founder and CEO at Klarytee

• Gaynor Rich, Vice-President at BT

Look out for further announcements on our additional guest speakers.

This free event will be held at The University of Surrey campus in Guildford.

JOIN US for Exclusive Tours!

We are delighted to invite you to join us for our exclusive pre-lecture tours to visit a world leading centre of excellence in Space Engineering 'The Surrey Space Centre' on our university campus!

Tours will depart at 2:45 and 3:15pm, booking is essential due to capacity restrictions.

Please see below the full agenda for the event. Details on how to get to campus and the event location will be provided to all registered attendees nearer the time!

We look forward to meeting you soon!

About the Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS)

The University of Surrey has been recognised by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) as one of a small number of universities to achieve the status of both an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR) and an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education (ACE-CSE).

SCCS is a key element of the University’s digital activities, collaborating on AI research within the Computer Science Department and the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP), and also with the 5G Innovation Centre – the UK’s largest academic research centre dedicated to developing next generation mobile and wireless communications. More widely, SCCS consolidates research activities in cyber security across the University, bringing together expertise within the Department of Computer Science and actively collaborating with the University's departments of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Sociology, Psychology, Law, Politics and Business to create a rich set of perspectives on cyber security.

SCCS provides education via its GCHQ-certified Information Security MSc and supervised PhD research degrees. Situated on the Surrey University campus in Guildford, the group is within easy reach of organisations in London and the South East.

About The SASIG

The Security Awareness Special Interest Group (SASIG) is a subscription-free networking forum; membership now represents organisations of all sizes from across the world and from all sectors, public and private. Its 8,200+ membership is drawn from CIOs, CSOs and CISOs and their staff with responsibility for cybersecurity within their organisations. Professionals from other disciplines (risk, HR, legal, supply, etc.) and representatives from government, law enforcement and academia are also being increasingly welcomed at our events.

The SASIG was founded by Martin Smith MBE in 2004 to promote the softer issues of cybersecurity. It has evolved and grown over the years into a highly respected sales-free debating and learning environment for cybersecurity professionals from around the world. Many regard it as a CIO/CISO safe-zone; suppliers, consultancies, vendors and the Press are routinely excluded.

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