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Internet of Things meets Cyber Security

20 April 2017 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm


Please join CENSIS and SICSA (the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance) for an’ IoT meets cyber security’ workshop.

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 mechanisms
  • 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.


20 April 2017
9:30 am - 4:00 pm


University of Edinburgh
David Hume Tower, George Square
Edinburgh, EH8 9JX United Kingdom




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