by Dr. Matt Roach
I arrived at the Digital Catapult fresh off an early train from South Wales, on what seemed like the first bright sunny day in memory (or, of this calendar year at least).
The Digital Catapult space is very impressive; the glass floortiles afford glimpses of the kind of pervasive computing technology usually hidden from view in our daily lives. Here, the digital world is most definitely on display, with a raft of Internet of Things showcases, including, sensors in shoes, baby dummies and bus stops to name a few.
Tech isn’t the only inspiration , the space has a commanding view over the British Library and beyond into the heart of London. Soaking up the gentle Spring sunlight, I turned my thoughts to the topic of the day – Cyber Security – or just ‘security’ as the techies like to call it.
If new computing and electronic sensing devices can be hacked and used for ill as well as good, how big is the risk? Just imagine how many hidden computing devices were contained within my view over what must of been half a square mile in central London?
The theme of the Digital Catapult Cyber Security day brought together a diverse group to discuss what could and should be tackled collectively. Debate centered around a response to the PaCCS – KTN policy briefing “Innovation challenges in cyber security”.
In this blog I relay the main themes and messages that I picked up from the sessions of the day. Continue reading “Digital Catapult – Cyber Security Event, March 2016”