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SSCS 2017

The 12th International Conference on System Safety and Cyber Security

30 October - 1 November 2017 | IET London: Savoy Place

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Chris Johnson  

Chris Johnson, Professor and Head of Computing, University of Glasgow

Chris Johnson is Professor and Head of Computing at the University of Glasgow. His work focuses on the intersection between cyber security and safety-critical systems, particularly in the aviation and civil nuclear domains. He has held two fellowships from NASA and two fellowships from the US Air Force working with Langley AFB and Space Command.

He is working with the US Navy/FAA (2015-) on network monitoring for safety and security and in 2017 worked on cyber incident response for the UK Department for Transport covering all aviation sectors. He helped write the business continuity case for LVNL (2015) and worked with Aeroports de Paris/Helios (2016) on the cyber-security of Airport Operations Centres.

Johnson worked with the US government Pacific North Western Labs under contract to the United Nations supporting the cyber security of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear facilities around the globe and helps lead forensic capability for the UK civil nuclear industry. He has some 300 peer reviewed publications.

Ron Bell  

Ron Bell, Co-Chairs of International Maintenance Teams dealing with Edition 3 of IEC 61508

From 1992 until 2006, Ron Bell was head of the Electrical and Control Systems Group in the Health and Safety Executive. In 1998, he was appointed as one of the five UK members of the binational Channel Tunnel Safety Authority which is a post he held for 13 years.

He chairs one of the two international expert Working Groups responsible for international standard IEC 61508, dealing with functional safety for safety critical systems, which is a post he has held for 30 years.

In 2005, he received the IEC 1906 Award for his work on functional safety and IEC 61508.In 2006, he received the OBE in the Queen's New Year Honours. In 2014, he received the Institute of Measurement and Control London Section Annual Prize “For the outstanding contribution to instrument engineering”.

He is a Director of Engineering Safety Consultants Ltd and a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor at Liverpool John Moores University.

Audrey Canning  

Audrey Canning, Co-Chairs of International Maintenance Teams dealing with Edition 3 of IEC 61508

Audrey Canning is Managing Director of Virkonnen Ltd, combined with a continuing commitment to delivery of engineering safety cases, management of engineering research projects and development of safety standards at an International level.

In addition to provision of independent safety assessment in the process, nuclear and defense industries, as Engineering Safety and Assurance Manager she has successfully delivered the safety evidence to support the commissioning of several railway infrastructure projects, including the Piccadilly Line Extension to Heathrow T5.

She is the international convener for the international functional safety standard for software engineering IEC 61508-3, the UK software expert in the process industries functional safety standard IEC 61511 and the founding chairman of the IET Safety Community. Audrey has an engineering degree from Cambridge University and more than 40 years’ experience in the development and assessment of advanced computer-based systems.

Michael Firstenberg  

Mike Firstenberg, Director, Industrial Security, Waterfall Security

Mike brings almost two decades of experience in Control System Security, specializing in Control System Cyber Security. With a proven track record as a hands-on engineer - researching, designing, and implementing strategic security solutions, Mike has an established background working with governmental institutions, regulatory authorities, and industrial utilities.

The former chair of the American Water SCADA Council, Mike studied Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, and Mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania, and has served as a speaker and panelist at numerous conferences and events.

Chris Hankin  

Chris Hankin, Co-Director, Institute for Security Science and Technology

Professor Hankin is a Professor of Computing Science at Imperial College London. He is Co-Director of the College’s Institute for Security Science and Technology. His research is in data analytics and cyber security.

He leads multidisciplinary projects focussed on developing advanced visual analytics and providing better decision support to defend against cyber attacks. He is Director of the NCSC/EPSRC Research Institute on Trustworthy Industrial Control Systems.

He chairs the Academic Resilience and Security Community (Academic RiSC), a network of 30 universities, and serves on the Security and Resilience Growth Partnership oversight group. He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the IET.

Elizabeth Jacob  

Elizabeth Jacob, Safety Engineer, Atkins

Elizabeth Jacob is a Safety Engineer at Atkins and currently works within the Aerospace, Defence, Security and Technology part of the business. Her role involves all aspects of technical safety including being a lead on different culture studies within the business.

She gained an interest for Safety Culture during her MSc Safety and Reliability Engineering from the University of Aberdeen. This is an interest that she hopes to develop throughout her career. She has written and presented quite a few organisation and safety culture papers in various conferences.

Nigel Mackie  

Nigel Mackie, Head of Cyber Security Business Development, MASS

Nigel is leading the defence and security business development team and is responsible for developing MASS’ cyber security business.

Previously, as a Director of Ultra Electronics PLC he led the development and implementation of their cyber security strategy across their businesses and acquisitions whilst developing strategic relationships with the City, Cabinet Office, GCHQ, agencies and UKTI - exporting cyber security technologies to the Middle and Far East. As Marketing Director of Ultra’s Communications and Integrated Systems business he secured the UK’s crypto modernisation programme, the UK’s largest crypto project replacing all legacy crypto’s across the battlespace.

As a director of Lockheed Martin UK (previously INSYS and Hunting Engineering) he led the Communications Division responsible for projects such as BOWMAN, SkyNet, Soothsayer and LSRC. Previous to that he was project manager of the UK’s radiation monitoring system RIMNET, established software engineering capability and an integrated project support environment for software intensive projects. Seconded to Hunting Oil he spent a year in Japan developing a platform for Conoco’s deep water oil exploration activities and he developed quality systems on strategic weapons projects including Chevaline, Trident and conventional air/land weapon systems.

He started his career as a student apprentice with MoD at their aeronautical quality labs before representing MoD at British Aerospace for Harrier and Hawk aircraft.

Pearl Noble-Mallock  

Pearl Noble-Mallock, Head of Product Security, BAE Systems Naval Ships

Pearl Noble-Mallock, currently Head of Product Security for BAE Systems Naval Ships business unit, has a vast wealth of knowledge in technology, security and engineering management within the defence sector.

This coupled with her extensive marketing experience has enabled her to help a huge number of people and projects through launching and building a multi-million pound product security service in just 24 months.

Pearl is a multi-award winning engineer achieving the Royal Academy of Engineering Rising Star award in 2015 for her contribution to UK engineering amongst many other awards. She is an experienced professional speaker and can be found regularly sharing her story inspiring the younger generations as a STEM ambassador as well as talking on other topics including security, autonomy, development of management skills and engineering.

Sarabjit Purewal  

Sarabjit Purewal, Head of Operations in the Chemicals sector of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Health and Safety Executive

Sarabjit graduated in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College London in 1976, and trained and worked with Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB) in engineering design, project and contract management on both conventional and nuclear power stations.

He joined Kennedy and Donkin Consulting Engineers as Engineering Manager providing consultancy services to UK power industry in 1989. After 6 years he joined Mott MacDonald as Divisional Director of Control and Communications Division providing a range of consultancy services in power, water, transportation and oil & gas industries worldwide.

He moved to the HSE in 2000 with the Technology Division providing specialist support to HSE and since then has worked as a policy advisor on health and safety to the Minister in Department of Work and Pensions, and currently acting Head of Operations within the Chemicals Sector.

He is a chartered engineer, associate of City and Guilds Institute, and member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Pam Briggs  

Professor Pam Briggs, Department of Psychology, Northumbria University / Research Institute in the Science of Cybersecurity (RISCS)

Pam is a Professor in Applied Psychology at Northumbria University, is a founder member of the UK’s Research Institute in the Science of Cybersecurity (RISCS) and of the Northern Cloud Crime Centre. Her research addresses issues of identity, security, privacy and trust, with recent publications in usable security, cybersecurity behaviour change and digital identity management.

She has contributed to three UK Government Office for Science reports (The Future of Identity; Using behavioural insights to improve the public’s use of cyber security best practice and Responsible Use of Data) and to the European Commission’s (2017) report: Cybersecurity in the European Digital Single Market.

Pam’s most recent projects include the EPSRC-funded Cybersecurity Across the Lifespan (cSALSA) and the EU (H2020) funded project CYBECO: Supporting Cyberinsurance from a Behavioural Choice Perspective.

Rob Turner  

Rob Turner, Advanced Solutions Consultant, Yokogawa UK Ltd

Rob is the Team Lead for Yokogawa’s Advanced Solutions group in the UK and a practising Consultant in industrial cyber security. In a career spanning over 35 years Rob has been actively engaged as both an Engineer and a Technical Consultant in control, automation and industrial IT.

He has been involved in industrial network security since before it became a major issue and has never really managed to escape.

Bruce Wynn  

Air Commodore Bruce Wynn, Independent Cyber Consultant and Special Advisor (Cyber) to the City of London Police

After more than 34 years of military ‘cyber’ experience, and retiring as the Royal Air Force's CTO for Cyber/C4ISR, Bruce has for the last 13 years been an independent and external consultant into commercial organizations (from blue-chip/Fortune 100 to SMEs) as well as to government departments on both sides of the Atlantic.

He runs masterclasses, workshops, speaks and demonstrates widely on the subject of Cyber and Risk, and is a regular at hacker events like Black Hat, DefCon, 44Con, and bSides. He does ‘real’ cyber incident response work for government and commerce. His recent portfolio includes facilitating, moderating or being an invited speaker at seminars and conferences in Pretoria, Prague, Istanbul, Warsaw, Rotterdam, Lisbon, Sofia, and Bucharest, and National Information Security events in Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark – he has also been the closing keynote speaker at the NATO Information Assurance Symposium in Mons, and at annual conferences/events in the UK (including national fraud organizations such as CIFAS and ACFE)!

He is the Special Advisor for Cyber to the Commissioner of the UK's City of London Police, supporting their Economic Crime Directorate and National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, and their nationwide responsibility for the UK's "Cyber Protect" program. He is a Senior Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Senior Associate Fellow of the University College of London's institute for Security and Resilience Studies, and a Chartered Information Technology Professional,




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