The Security, Privacy, Identity & Trust (SPIT) Group

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About the group

The Security, Privacy, Identity & Trust (SPIT) Special Interest Group (SIG) is dedicated to exploring the latest advancements and challenges in these critical areas

The group focus is on bringing together experts and stakeholders from across industries to share their experiences and insights, and to collaborate on finding innovative solutions to the complex problems facing our world today.

As technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace, the need for strong security, privacy, and identity measures is more important than ever for users to trust these technological advances. The group will provide a platform for discussions on emerging trends and technologies in the field, such as biometrics, blockchain, and cryptography. Additionally, it will delve into the social and ethical implications of these advancements, and how they can be used to enhance privacy and security while still respecting individual rights.

The group welcomes all individuals and organizations who are passionate about security, privacy, and identity to join and participate in it. Whether one is a seasoned professional, a student, or simply someone interested in the topic, we believe that everyone has something valuable to contribute. The goal is to create a supportive and inclusive community where ideas can be shared, and new perspectives can be gained.

Together, the group will work towards a future where security, privacy, and identity are trusted, respected and protected for all. Join us and become a part of the SPIT SIG!

Follow us on Twitter @CambWireless, and join the conversation using #CWSPIT

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...

    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.

  • Mr 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...

    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).

  • Dr 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,...

    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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