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Start: 18:45
End: 21:00

Venue: Peel & Hepple Lecture Theatres, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, BS8 1SS map

Speakers: Raymond Obinaju and Trevor Richards

6.45pm Refreshments
7.15pm Main Talks

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This talk will be delivered by two representatives of Assytem with varied experiences. Raymond Obinaju is one of Assystem UK’s embedded cybersecurity engineers, working to keep the world’s cars, trains and planes safe from cyber-attacks, will discuss applying a lessons-learned approach to securing future devices, and Trevor Richards who is the head of UK cybersecurity for Assystem will talk about what can be done to prevent cyber security attacks and the steps that we all should be taking to make our world a little more secure.

IoT Security: Applying a lessons-learned approach to securing future devices

The IoT space currently consists of numerous devices which ubiquitously communicate data with one another. Thanks to this technology, the total number of objects with internet connectivity far exceeds the total number of humans on earth! IoT communications take place between and among virtually anything and everything, which can range from people, computers and other machinery to the clothes that we wear!

IoT has taken the world by storm, and embedded in that tsunami are a lot of security challenges. This is due to the fact that unconventional and traditionally “lifeless” devices now have a “life” on the internet. On this journey, we will explore the timeline of IoT hacks, piecing together the common design/engineering vulnerabilities and possible root causes of the hacks as we go along. The journey will end with inferring from these common flaws, some recommended practices for IoT device manufacturers/programmers, which can be used as a starting point to drive downstream security requirements for the engineering of these IoT devices.

The good, the bad and the ugly
In this talk we’ll look at some of the recent cybersecurity attacks that range from ingenious to downright silly. Most importantly, we’ll focus on what can be done to prevent such attacks and the steps that we all should be taking to make our world a little more secure.

Raymond ObinajuRaymond Obinaju is one of Assystem UK’s embedded cybersecurity engineers, working to keep the world’s cars, trains and planes safe from cyber-attacks. He currently holds a Master’s degree in Computer Forensics and Cyber Security from the University of Greenwich UK. He also has a Bachelor’s in computer science and a diploma in Data processing. With a professional career that dates back many years, he has transitioned through technical, academic and client-facing consultancy roles some of which include Cyber Security Analyst, IT Security Engineer, Software developer, Oracle Database consultant and Graduate Assistant Lecturer.

Trevor RichardsTrevor Richards is currently the head of UK cybersecurity for Assystem Technologies UK. Trevor has spent his career moving between the world of automotive engineering and financial software development. Although his primary focus is currently on securing embedded devices and networks, the principles of cybersecurity apply across everything from aeroplanes to small websites.

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