Digital Catapult | What is Digital Security by Design?

    Venue: Online
    Cost: This is a free event.

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Starts 25 Jan 10:00

Ends 25 Jan 12:00

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Join us to learn about a new transformative approach to block vulnerabilities


Join us to learn about a new transformative approach to block vulnerabilities in modern computer systems. Hear hardware and software experts from Arm, the University of Cambridge and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) discuss a radical update of the cyber secure design starting from the chip upwards and making the case for adoption.

UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) Digital Security by Design (DSbD) Challenge aims to radically improve the foundation of the UK’s digital computing infrastructure, securing next generation devices and critical infrastructure. The Technology Access Programme will give participating organisations an opportunity to access this early-stage software and prototype hardware technology to investigate in their own R&D teams.

The scope of the challenge includes implementing updated hardware architecture, developing the software and system development tools that will run on it, and demonstrating its application and value in different industry sectors. You will have opportunities to ask questions and be first to hear about how your organisation can access this early-stage prototype technology.
Why attend

At this virtual event you will:

  • Be introduced to the Digital Security by Design programme by Prof. John Goodacre, DSbD Challenge Director, UKRI.
  • Learn about the research and development project, Morello from Richard Grisenthwaite, SVP Chief Architect and Fellow, Arm and CHERI from Professor, Robert Watson Professor in Systems, Security, and Architecture at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory
  • Hear about the latest thinking of common vulnerabilities from Georgios Papadakis, Senior Innovation Lead – DSbD, UKRI
  • Ask the panel experts questions about new cyber security technologies, software development approaches, and likely industry adoption
  • Discover how your organisation can access this new early-stage software and prototype hardware technology to investigate in your own R&D teams.

Who should attend

This event is open to all and especially those involved in longer term strategic decisions on the use of digital technology as well as those that are interested in new technical approaches to block cyber vulnerabilities.

  • C-level: CEO and business owner / CFO and Head of Procurement / Chief Information and Knowledge Officer / COO and Head of Operations / other C-suite
  • R&D lead, CTO, Subject Matter Expert for Cybersecurity, hardware and software development
  • Industries that will benefit from more secure computing platforms including: ​​aerospace, defence, healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, telecoms, energy infrastructure, transport, and education

We also welcome industry programme partners, public sector partners, government, cyber security practitioners, higher education researchers, and media.