The Sustainability of Safety and Security

Brought to you by The Artificial Intelligence Group, The Security Group

In this talk, Ross Anderson, Professor of Security Engineering at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, will raise awareness of the security challenges faced when durable consumer goods become internet connected. How will security be maintained over their entire lifetime?

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What happens when durable goods start to be connected to the Internet?

A car, or even an air-conditioning unit, might be expected to last for 25 years. It won't be acceptable to scrap cars after five years, as we do with laptops, since the embedded carbon cost of a car is about equal to its lifetime fuel burn. But who will be responsible for providing the security patches? Will it be the OEM, or specialist firms that guarantee long-term support? Will we have to re-do the safety certification of cars and medical devices with each patch cycle, or will we use architecture to control the costs, perhaps by having a specialist firewall that can be upgraded? In any case, what will be effect on the economics of safety and security, and on the kind of tools that we use to write and maintain software?

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17:30

Registration

18:00

CW welcome and introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Security SIGs from Simon Mead, CEO, CW (Cambridge Wireless)

18:10

Welcome from event sponsor, David Paul, Director for Business Development, Magna International

18:15

Welcome from event host, Ross Anderson of the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory

18:20

‘What happens when durable goods start to be connected to the Internet?’ Ross Anderson, Professor of Security Engineering at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory

A car, or even an air-conditioning unit, might be expected to last for 25 years. It won't be acceptable to scrap cars after five years, as we do with laptops, since the embedded carbon cost of a car is about equal to its lifetime fuel burn. But who will be responsible for providing the security patches? Will it be the OEM, or specialist firms that guarantee long-term support? Will we have to re-do the safety certification of cars and medical devices with each patch cycle, or will we use architecture to control the costs, perhaps by having a specialist firewall that can be upgraded? In any case, what will be the effect on the economics of safety and security, and on the kind of tools that we use to write and maintain software?

18:50

Q & A

Chaired by Security SIG Champion Tim Phipps

19:20

Wrap-up by Security SIG Champion Tim Phipps

19:25

End of session followed by networking. Beer, pizza and soft drinks kindly provided by Magna Interrnational

20:30

Event closes

Speakers

Ross Anderson

Professor Ross Anderson is Professor of Security Engineering at the Computer Laboratory, and a fellow of the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, and the Institute of Physics. He also chairs the Foundation for Information Policy Research, the UK's leading Internet policy think tank, which he helped set up in 1998.

SIG Champions

Laurent Brisedoux - Senior Manager, Amazon Cambridge Development Center

Laurent has been heading the Amazon R&D team in Cambridge, part of the Lab126 organization, since its creation in 2014. His group is responsible for developing software for Amazon’s consumer electronic devices such as Cloud Cam, Echo Look, Echo Show and many more innovative products to come. Prior to that, Laurent was in charge of the development and productisation of imaging technologies at Broadcom. He joined the Broadcom Mobile Multimedia group in 2004 with the acquisition of Alphamosaic, one of the Silicon Fen ’success stories’. Laurent is also a junior angel investor and working with several technology startups in the Cambridge area.

Phil Claridge - Founder, Mandrel Systems

Phil Claridge is a ‘virtual CTO’ for hire within Mandrel Systems covering end-to-end systems. Currently having fun and helping others with large-scale AI systems integration, country-wide large scale big-data processing, hands-on IoT technology (from sensor hardware design, through LoRa integration to back end systems), and advanced city information modelling. Supporting companies with M&A ‘exit readiness’, due-diligence and on advisory boards. Past roles include: CTO, Chief Architect, Labs Director, and Technical Evangelist for Geneva/Convergys (telco), Arieso/Viavi (geolocation), and Madge (networking). Phil’s early career was in electronics, and still finds it irresistible to swap from Powerpoint to a soldering iron and a compiler to produce proof-of-concepts when required.

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Gunter Haberkorn - Senior Manager Product & Technology, Magna International

Vaiva Kalnikaite - Director, Dovetailed

Vicky Schneider - Senior Scientific Program Manager, Amazon Cambridge Development Center

Currently Senior Scientific Program Manager at the Amazon Development Centre in Cambridge, UK. Vicky works in the Machine Learning Team and is involved in a variety of academic engagements around ML and AI, including outreach, education and training initiatives. Previously Deputy Director of EMBL Australian Bioinformatics Resource (www.embl-abr.org.au) and Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne. Vicky remains an Honorary Principal Fellow at the University of Melbourne and is an academic visitor at the University of Cambridge where she collaborated with the Bioinformatics Training Team.  Before Australia, Vicky was at the Earlham Institute (Norwich), as part of the Senior Management Team and Head of Training and Outreach which evolved to Head of Scientific Training, Education and Learning Division. In the previous years Vicky has been responsible for the strategic coordination and implementation of the EMBL-EBI’s User-Training programme which has pass now ten years and continues to provide training for the scientific users of the EMBL-EBI’s data services. Prior to joining the EMBL-EBI in 2007 Vicky held an Assistant Professor position at the University of Bern and the Institute for Aquatic Sciences (EAWAG) and postdocs at the University of Zurich and University of Rome (Torvergata). Vicky studied biology at the University of Rome and obtained her PhD on the evolution of sex at the University of Leiden (NL) and Lyon (France). Vicky has been extensively involved in the acquisition, management and implementation of funded research and training projects throughout her career.

Peter Whale - Founder, Vision Formers

Peter is founder of Vision Formers, a specialist consultancy that helps visionary technology businesses get product to market and turn their ideas into reality. Peter has a long track record of conceiving, developing and marketing successful technology-based solutions, deployed at scale, globally. Innovative products Peter has brought to market in digital, cloud, AI, consumer electronics and telecommunications have been used by countless millions of people on a daily basis globally, badged by the world’s leading digital and technology brands. Peter is a board member of CW (Cambridge Wireless), and co-leads its Artificial Intelligence special interest group.

Phil Burr - Product Marketing Manager, Arm

Phil, as a senior product manager, has grown product revenue by focusing on the customer. Covering product strategy, product marketing, business development and product management, Phil is driven by the desire to connect customers to products that delight. Most recently Phil was Product Marketing Director at Arkessa (IoT SaaS platform) and Senior Product Marketing Manager at Mentor Graphics (embedded software product). Phil co-founded Octymo, a Cambridge start up focused on licensing a mobile phone applications platform. Phil brings extensive global experience including living in Asia where, for TTPCom and Motorola, he built and led a pan-Asian division to service multi-million dollar contracts.

Nick Koiza - Head of Business Development, Plextek

Nick heads up Plextek's business in the security market and has a long and successful track record across global security and public safety sectors, where he has developed a strong reputation as a leading authority in secure critical communications. He has held senior management positions in public and private companies spanning IT, technology and communications, and has also co-founded and managed Cambridge-based businesses. He began his career with the European Space Agency in Germany where he acted as a member of the Mission Control Team for a spacecraft launched aboard NASA's Space Shuttle. A Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, Nick holds a Diploma from the University of Cambridge and MSc and BSc honours degrees in Space Science and Computer Science, respectively.

Derek Long - Head of Telecoms & Mobile, Cambridge Consultants

As head of telecoms and mobile at Cambridge Consultants, Derek leads the company’s collaboration within the sector. Central to Derek’s role at Cambridge Consultants is helping create breakthrough innovation that transforms the delivery of high-performance communication for their partners; from mobile carriers and ISPs, to vendors and component manufacturers. With over 20 years’ experience in mobile technology, Derek has held a range of multinational senior management roles and has a wealth of expertise across all generations of mobile and broadband technology, including LTE-A and 5G. Derek holds a PhD in telecommunications from the University of Bristol.

Tim Phipps - Technical Marketing Manager, Solarflare

Tim sees Cambridge Wireless as a way to build the network of relationships that drive business growth and a better society for us all. As Technical Marketing Manager at Solarflare, Tim works to conceive and realise the components that will make the internet faster, secure and more reliable. He has worked on technologies from their earliest beginnings to mass market adoption, including WiFi, Bluetooth, and cellular from GSM to LTE. His experience includes working as a development engineer, project management, business development and product marketing.

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Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, William Gates Building, 15 J J Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0FD

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