5th International Conference Big Data in Cyber Security

The 5th International Conference in Big Data in Cyber Security runs over 4th and 5th June, 2019. It includes a wide range of businesses, universities, non-profit and Scottish Government organisations. Click here to register now. The presentations from last year are here.

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Day 1 (4th June)

Time Riady Theatre (Industry Stream)
8:30-9:15 Registrations, Coffee & Tea with Networking (Foyer)
9:15-9:30 Welcomes and updates on The Cyber Academy’s mission and plans for the future, Basil Manoussos, Manager, The Cyber Academy
9:30-10:00 Integrating OT with IT: Security Challenges in Industry 4.0, Professor Sokratis Katsikas, NTNU
Industry 4.0, commonly referred to as the 4th industrial revolution, pertains to the current trend of automation and data exchange in industry, through the development, use and integration of cyber-physical systems, the Internet of things, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and other enabling technologies. This evolution is expected to bring tremendous benefits in the economy, including improved productivity and efficiency, better flexibility and agility, and increased profitability. However, it also comes with increased cyber security risks, primarily deriving from the integration of information technology and operational technology. Thus, as in all cases of a major shift in computing paradigms, a number of cyber security challenges arise, that cannot be addressed by simply porting solutions from other domains. In this talk an overview of such challenges, current practices for addressing them, as well as areas open for research in the field will be provided.
10:00-10:30 Phishing, the threat that keeps on going, Professor Steve Furnell, Associate Dean, University of Plymouth.
With its origins over a decade and a half ago, phishing continues to be a significant and growing threat to individuals and organisations alike. This presentation begins by examining the scope and scale of the problem, clearly evidencing the challenge that it poses to those on the receiving end. It then proceeds to consider findings from an experimental study looking at the ability of today’s email services to identify and flag potential phishing messages. The findings suggest very limited levels of success, with many messages reaching inboxes without any marking to suggest that they are suspicious. This in turn suggests that technology often fails to provide the safety net that many users will be expecting, and exposes a notable hole if phishing awareness is also lacking amongst potential victims.
10:30-11:00 Cyber Resilience Strategy: Safe, Secure and Prosperous Scotland
Kate Forbes, MSP, Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy
11:00-11:30 Coffee/Tea break (Foyer)
Riady: Industry Stream Lindsay Stewart: Academic Stream
11:30-12:00 Richard Meeus, Akamai Technologies Offensive OSINT; More Ways to Weaponise Publicly Available Information for Phishing, Dr Miltiadis Kandias (Barclays)
12:00-12:30 Information Security: The Psychological Gap, Ivan Salter, Royal London Multimedia cybersecurity: digital rights management and fake news detection, Deepayan Bhowmik, University of Stirling
12:30-13:00 Harry McLaren, ECS Security They know what you did last summer: New persistent tracking mechanisms in the wild, Alexis Mylonas, Bournemouth University
13:00-14:00 Lunch (The Chapel)
Riady: Industry Stream Lindsay Stewart: Academic Stream
14:00-14:30 Peter Ferry, Wallet Services Deep Neural Network Representation and Generative Adversarial Learning Ariel Ruiz-Garcia, ARM, University of Coventry
14:30-15:00 James Kwaan (Lloyds Bank) Big Brother or Brave New World: Privacy, Machine Learning and Cyber Security, Prof Bill Buchanan OBE, ENU
15:00-15:30 Eamonn Keane, SBRC
All move to the Riady Theatre
15:30-15:50 Closing Speech – Professor Nick Antonopoulos, Vice Principal Research and Innovation, Edinburgh Napier University
15:50-16:00 Closing Panel/Q and A


Day 2 (5th June)

Time Riady : Cybersecurity Stream Lindsay Stewart: GDPR & Government Stream
10:00-10:30 Registrations, Coffee & Tea with Networking (Foyer)
10:30-11:00 Federico Charosky, Quorum Cyber Laura Irvine, Davidson Chalmers
11:00-11:30 O365: Current Attack Trends, David Stubley, 7 Elements Tim Musson
11:30-12:00 Adrian Smales (ENU) Peter Cruickshank (ENU)
12:00-12:30 Incident Response, raising the stakes in Cyber, Cary Hendricks, ID Cyber Solutions “Creating the right  conditions for a Cyber Resilient Scotland”
Keith McDevitt, Scottish Government
12:30-13:30 Lunch break (Chapel)
13:30-14:00 Prof Konstantinos Markantonakis (Royal Holloway)
14:00-14:30 Adam Hall (ENU)
14:30-15:00 William Abramson (ENU)
15:00-15:30 Susan Brown (Zortrex)
GDPR: The 1st Year Anniversary. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
15:30-16:00 Conference closing panel
16:00-16:30 Coffee & Networking

Click here to register now.



There are sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact Basil Manoussos to discuss these further.