News & Events-Cyber briefings focus on skills shortage, IoT and quantum technologies

Speakers from Frazer-Nash have been invited to give three talks about the cyber skills shortage, the Internet of Things, and quantum technologies at Security and Policing 2017.

Engineering Director, Chris Guyott, and Senior Consultant, Scott Burman, will be presenting in the Cyber Briefing Zone on Wednesday 8 March.

In the first presentation, at 11:45, Chris will explore how lessons from other domains can help address the skills shortage issue facing the UK Cyber Security sector. Chris comments:

"Plugging the skills gap in cyber security is, quite rightly, highlighted as a concern in the UK's National Cyber Security Strategy. But a shortage of talent in a rapidly-developing field is nothing new. Based on Frazer-Nash's real-world experience, I'll be showing how this challenge has been faced and dealt with in different engineering domains."

The second presentation, at 14:30, will be given by Scott, who will look at the opportunities and threats presented by the growth in the Internet of Things (IoT). Scott says:

"The technologies being developed in the IoT offer opportunities for efficiencies throughout our daily lives. But these opportunities don't come without risk: a lack of security awareness from both users and providers lays these systems open to cyber-attack. I'll be looking at the threats that the IoT brings to our increasingly connected world."

Scott will also deliver the third Frazer-Nash presentation, at 15:45, in which he will consider how information security will need to change with the advent of quantum technologies. He describes the opportunities and issues:

"Quantum technologies have the potential to be used across a variety of sectors, and to have a transformational effect on multi-billion-pound industries. But the authentication and encryption keys that underpin information security will not survive the advances that quantum computing will bring. I'll be looking at the opportunities - and threats - faced by future secure communication."

Frazer-Nash will also be exhibiting at the Security and Policing event, and can be found on stand Z25 in the cyber zone. The event is free to attend, but there is no general admittance. All visitors are subject to Home Office approval. For further information visit the Security and Policing website.