Future of Cyber Defence: Ironman or Terminator

Businesses need to think differently about cyber security to meet future challenges.

Technologies such as the 'Internet of Things' and artificial intelligence have both positive and negative impacts on cyber security.

This lecture will focus on the nature of the problem and describe some of the latest tools and technologies that are being developed at BT Labs to protect both networks and end-users alike.


Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.


26 Nov 2021

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Add to Calendar 11/26/2021 14:00 11/26/2021 15:30 Future of Cyber Defence: Ironman or Terminator Businesses need to think differently about cyber security to meet future challenges posed by rapid technology advancement. This lecture focuses on the nature of the problem and practical solutions being developed now in the R&D labs of a major network provider. Savoy Pl, London WC2R 0BL, UK


London Local Network

Registration Information

These lectures are preceded by an optional lunch where there is an opportunity to network with colleagues.  

If you wish to attend this lecture please book a place on the IET website.  

During the booking process, you will have the opportunity to pre-book lunch at Savoy Place.  The cost for a two-course meal with wine is £19.30. 

It is ESSENTIAL to pre-book lunch and pay for it on this website.  

Reservations for lunch can be made up to 11pm on the Monday prior to the event (subject to availability). Bookings for the lecture only can be made up to noon on the day prior to the event (subject to availability). No payment for the event lunch can be made at Savoy Place.  


  • You don’t need to be a member to log into the system.
  • You can book for more than one person; you just need to add the other guest(s) name(s).
  • You can add any special dietary requirements during the booking process.
  • The website price quoted is exclusive of VAT.  VAT will be added when you pay.
  • You will receive a confirmation of your booking & payment if made.
  • You can cancel your booking - the T&C’s are below.  You can do this by contacting events@theiet.org  

Terms & Conditions

5+ days before event date=Full refund.

4 days before event date - No refund.

Name substitutions are accepted at any time by fax or email, the IET reserves the right to charge a transfer fee.


Professor Ben Azvine

Professor Ben Azvine

Head of Security Research - BT Technology

Reasons to attend

To better understand the nature of cybersecurity threats and what a major network provider is doing to ensure customer networks and end users are best protected.


IET London: Savoy Place

2 Savoy Place
United Kingdom

The London headquarters of the IET.

We are committed to having an environmentally responsible event portfolio and we are working hard to plan and implement events which reflect sustainable event best practices.

We are working with venues and suppliers that demonstrate best environmental practices, in particular achieving zero food waste, no single-use plastics, along with recycling and re-use of paper, metal, plastic and glass.

In order to reduce the carbon footprint of the event, we strongly encourage delegates to walk, cycle or use public transport to attend the event.

Further information about environmental sustainability and IET Events can be obtained by contacting rebecca.booth@theiet.org.



Arrival for optional lunch

It is essential to sign in at the Faraday reception desk which is on the second floor of the IET building before entering the Faraday Centre.


Optional lunch


Arrival for lecture

(It is essential to sign in separately for attendance at the lecture.  Note: this is required for IET attendance records purposes and is different to the Faraday Centre signing in procedure).


The lecture starts promptly


Questions and discussion


Optional tea/coffee in the Faraday Centre. 

Free for members.  Non-members can purchase tea/coffee at the Faraday Centre counter.  Note: before entering the Faraday Centre you must sign in at the reception desk.

Programme subject to change

Please sign out when leaving the Faraday Centre.




Free of charge

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