Cybersecurity: Implications for the individual and business
Wednesday 9 March, 18:30 – 21:00
This event is supported by FTI Consulting & TrueDeploy
Security in the digital world is a fundamental issue for all users, be they individuals or governments. Although we are fully immersed in the digital world we remain somewhat ignorant about our security and that of our organisations. Prof Buchanan, leading expert and visionary will discuss the multiple implications of cybersecurity along with future developments that would impact our lives, businesses and governments. Join us for a rare opportunity to interact with a global expert on a fascinating topic.
William (Bill) J Buchanan OBE is a Professor in the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University, and a Fellow of the BCS and Principal Fellow of the HEA. He regularly appears on TV and radio programmes related to computer security. Bill was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to cybersecurity.
Bill currently leads the Blockpass ID Lab and the Centre for Cybersecurity and Cryptography. He works in the areas of blockchain, cryptography, trust and digital identity. He has one of the most extensive cryptography sites in the World (asecuritysite.com), and is involved in many areas of novel research and teaching. He has published over 30 academic books, and over 350 academic research papers. Along with this, Bill’s work has led to many areas of impact, including three highly successful spin-out companies (Zonefox, Symphonic Software and Cyan Forensics), along with awards for excellence in knowledge transfer, and for teaching. His recent work has involved supporting two new spin-outs: MemCrypt and TrueDeploy. Bill recently received an ”Outstanding Contribution to Knowledge Exchange” award, and was included in the FutureScot “Top 50 Scottish Tech People Who Are Changing The World”.