Securing the edge: Cyber Physical Systems Security

Brought to you by The Security, Privacy, Identity & Trust (SPIT) Group

Join us as we explore the techniques needed to secure the cyber physical systems of the future, whether it be for smart cities and infrastructure, or IoT jet engines.

About the event

Cyber physical systems (CPS) are typically distributed, complex and have safety impacts in the real world. Such systems have the potential to make life easier for their users and generate new revenue streams for their operators. However, the rise of cyber physical systems and IoT devices in general poses a threat to the safety, security, and privacy of the public. To compound the issues around system complexity, CPS are characterised by low compute power at the edge and complex supply chains. In this event we will explore the techniques needed to secure the CPS of the future, whether it be for smart cities and infrastructure, or IoT jet engines.

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Hosted by UL Solutions

UL Solutions is a global leader in applied safety science and delivers testing, inspection and certification services, together with software products and advisory offerings.

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10:30

Registration and networking

11:15

Cambridge Wireless welcome and introduction to topic

SPIT SIG Champion, Richard Jacklin, Business Development - Commercial Lead, Plextek

11:25

Welcome from host

Kurt Dennis, UK & Ireland Sales Manager, UL Solution

11:30

An update about European and US Cybersecurity regulations

Session to be chaired by Richard Jacklin, Business Development - Commercial Lead, Plextek

Speaker: Fergus Wong, Global Cybersecurity Solution Architect, UL Solutions

12:00

Lunch and networking and Tour

13:30

Architecting and securing the supply chain - A bottom-up approach to security

Dr Aditya Deshpande, Principal Cyber Security Architect, ARM Limited
ARM products are used across a range of industries, starting with mobile phones, smart TVs, IoT devices, automotive, and industrial control systems. This talk will focus on why security is important at the bottom of the supply chain and how it can support the integrators and manufacturers developing secure products to satisfy the needs of various industry verticals, standards, and regulations

13:55

Title tbc

Nikita Johnson, Product Cyber Security Engineer, Rolls-Royce

14:20

Refreshment break and networking

14:50

Beyond V1 towards Industrial Cyber Resilience

Session to be chaired by SIG Champion, Bob Oates, Associate Director, Cambridge Consultants

Speaker: Firas Sadek, Enterprise Security Architect, Airbus
This talk provides a modular approach for industrial cybersecurity, allowing security leaders to tailor their strategy based on their industry and business context.

15:15

Is autonomous cyber-defence for operational technology possible?

Madeline Cheah, Cybersecurity specialist, Cambridge Consultants
Autonomous cyber-defence is desirable but challenging, particularly for operation situations and technology. This is because of the need to consider safety, different lifecycles, heterogeneity, opacity and the multiple contexts in which such technology functions. We explore in this talk the difficulties, the extent to which research efforts have addressed these challenges and the potential advantages for autonomous cyber-defence in different situations. We envisage such a talk will be useful to practitioners and researchers looking to develop autonomous cyber-defence.

15:40

Panel session chaired by Bob Oates, Associate Director, Cambridge Consultants

16:10

Wrap-up, Bob Oates, Associate Director, Cambridge Consultants

Speakers

Madeline Cheah - Senior Consultant, Cambridge Consultants

Madeline is an experienced cybersecurity professional with more than 10 years’ experience in a range of sectors including in autonomous systems, computing, IoT, automotive and future mobility. Her technical background encompasses methods for cybersecurity and artificial intelligence assurance for complex, opaque, and autonomous systems and she has published a number of peer-reviewed papers in the area. She also has a demonstrated track record in leading research and innovation programs, bringing novel ideas from basic technology readiness levels right through to technological maturity.  This includes delivering on short-term technology transfer programs such as system integration, through to multi-year programs taking fundamental research into industry settings.

Madeline has a PhD in Automotive Cybersecurity, an MSc in Forensic Computing, a PgC in Higher Education Professional Practice and a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry.

Kurt Dennis - Sales Manager for UK and Ireland, UL Solutions

Kurt Dennis is a professional with over 11 years of experience in the testing, inspection and certification (TIC) side of the medical industry.

Kurt is currently the Sales Manager for UK & I within the Consumer & Medical Information Technology Division (CMIT) of UL Solutions and possesses a deep understanding of global regulatory requirements for both the consumer and medical technology sectors.

With a proven track record of driving sales growth and fostering strong client relationships, Kurt excels in identifying customer needs and supporting them with tailored solutions.

His dedication to excellence, combined with his extensive industry knowledge makes him a trusted advisor both for his clients and for his team.

Aditya Deshpande

Dr Aditya Deshpande works as a security lead at ARM has 10+ years of embedded security experience in the automotive and the defence industry. Dr Aditya Deshpande has worked on various pilot projects introducing security into the product from concept to production and post development.  He has also previously worked in academia developing international security standards for vehicle electronics and published various conference and journal articles.

Richard Jacklin - Business Development - Commercial Lead, Plextek

Richard is the Commercial Lead for Plextek Services, helping customers design and produce highly innovative electronic, radar and radio communications enabled solutions. His career, now over 30 years, has included sales management, product management and engineering leadership in companies including Ericsson, Samsung, UL, Keysight, PPM and NI. He has presented and contributed to many forums including Cambridge Wireless, GSMA working groups, and Satellite Innovation Group. Richard graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a degree in Electronic Engineering, he was also awarded Chartered Engineer status and Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Bob Oates - Associate Director, Cambridge Consultants

Bob Oates is a specialist in the interaction between safety and security for operational technology, critical infrastructure, and IoT devices. He works within the Engineering Assurance Team at Cambridge Consultants, ensuring that intelligent, AI-enabled systems are safe and secure. In addition to his academic background, Bob has over a decade of industrial experience working in the critical national infrastructure, defence, aerospace, nuclear, and maritime domains, including acting as the head of security for the development of the world’s first commercial remotely operated ship. He holds an Honorary Professorship in Safety and Security at De Montfort University.

Firas Sadek

Firas currently leads several strategic initiatives at Airbus in the industrial cybersecurity landscape, and is a Jury Member for the Industrial Cybersecurity Certification at Airbus Cybersecurity School. His international career extends over several industries with more than ten years of experience and exposure to different regulated environments. He has led multiple security missions including risk assessment and management, threat and vulnerability management, designing defensible security architectures, building and automating security operations centers, developing strategic cybersecurity programs, and leading cyber workforce capacity building.
Having spent most of his career in mission-critical environments, Firas advocates the trilogy addressing physical, operational and cyber aspects of security. As an active international speaker, Firas always emphasizes the pragmatic multi-dimensional security approach that he brings from real-world experience, always weighing the security cost against the risk reduction Return on Investment. He is GICSP and CISSP certified, and has been active through workshops and contributions influencing ICS security white papers.

Fergus Wong - Global Cybersecurity Solution Architect, UL Solutions

Before joining UL Solutions in 2022, Fergus worked in product management and business development for the data center products and business.

In UL Solutions, he is a trusted advisor for those customers looking for cybersecurity solutions and those that are on their cybersecurity journey of the product development cycle; however he is also a program development leader in regulations-related study and development, such as the recent U.K. Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure (PSTI) Regulations.

The key areas of Fergus’ expertise relate to consumer IoT, medical, payment and industrial cybersecurity.

SIG Champions

Zahid Ghadialy - Principal Analyst & Consultant, 3G4G

Zahid is a technologist with a deep understanding of architecting world-class mobile products and solutions. With over 20 years of experience in the telecom industry in various roles, he has been an evangelist for mobile and wireless technologies. Over the years he has accumulated a vast following on his blogs and social networks with simple explainer posts and videos.

His 3G4G blogs are widely read where he looks at different aspects of mobile technology and especially 5G and 6G nowadays, including the architecture, deployments, use cases, applications, etc. His YouTube channel is also very popular where he explains many new features expected as part of 5G in the future. While his style and content is unique, he also references many industry publications and provides slides that are very useful to view online.

He is also very active on Twitter under his @3G4GUK brand helping disseminate the benefits of 5G and why 5G will be needed in the long run. He covers a very wide portfolio of 5G related information that is hard to find otherwise.

Until recently, Zahid was a Senior Director looking at Technology & Innovation Strategy in Parallel Wireless. As a brand ambassador, he represented the company in various Open RAN discussions and also created tutorials on Open RAN and O-RAN which are being used as reference for new starters on the topic.

Richard Jacklin - Business Development - Commercial Lead, Plextek

Richard is the Commercial Lead for Plextek Services, helping customers design and produce highly innovative electronic, radar and radio communications enabled solutions. His career, now over 30 years, has included sales management, product management and engineering leadership in companies including Ericsson, Samsung, UL, Keysight, PPM and NI. He has presented and contributed to many forums including Cambridge Wireless, GSMA working groups, and Satellite Innovation Group. Richard graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a degree in Electronic Engineering, he was also awarded Chartered Engineer status and Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Bob Oates - Associate Director, Cambridge Consultants

Bob Oates is a specialist in the interaction between safety and security for operational technology, critical infrastructure, and IoT devices. He works within the Engineering Assurance Team at Cambridge Consultants, ensuring that intelligent, AI-enabled systems are safe and secure. In addition to his academic background, Bob has over a decade of industrial experience working in the critical national infrastructure, defence, aerospace, nuclear, and maritime domains, including acting as the head of security for the development of the world’s first commercial remotely operated ship. He holds an Honorary Professorship in Safety and Security at De Montfort University.

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UL Solutions, UL Solutions Unit 4, Wade Road, Kingsland Business Park, Basingstoke Hants, RG24 8AH

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