Next week, UK Research and Innovation’s Digital Security by Design (DSbD) challenge’s Four Nations Roadshow begins. The roadshow will journey across England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland and will feature talks from multiple speakers highlighting the developments in computing across the decades, the state of computing in the present day, and how we can move towards a safer, more secure future.
DSbD is an initiative supported by the UK government to transform digital technology and create a resilient and secure foundation for a safer future. Through a collaboration between academia, industry, and government, these new capabilities will pave the way for businesses and people to use and trust technology. DSbD will enable a more trustworthy digital environment, in which only expected access to data and operations are permitted while limiting the impact of vulnerabilities. DSbD will promote a mindset change around cyber security, giving the freedom to learn, trade, play, automate and collaborate safely.
The first event is taking place this coming Monday, 21st February at the National Museum of Computing in Bletchley Park, where participants will hear about the Story of Computing, from the first attempts to use machines to solve mathematical problems to the IT which now pervades everyday life. Stellar speakers will talk about the evolution of computing and why it is so important to look back in order to move forwards. Attendees will also hear from Professor John Goodacre, UKRI DSbD Challenge Director, on the reliance on computers in today’s society.
At the morning-long event attendees will hear from the following speakers:
- Sir Dermot Turing: The acclaimed author of Prof, a biography of his famous uncle, Alan Turing, The Story of Computing, and most recently X, Y and Z – the real story of how Enigma was broken.
- Dr Andrew Herbert OBE: A British computer scientist, formerly chairman of Microsoft Research.
- Paul Waller: Head of Research for the National Cyber Security Centre.
- David Chisnall: Principal Researcher at Microsoft.
- Andrew Elliot: Deputy Director, Cyber Security at Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).
- Professor Maire O’Neil: Professor, School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering Computer Science (CSIT).
The talks will be followed by a lunch where participants have an opportunity to chat with the speakers, as well as take advantage of a guided tour of the historically important Bletchley Park.
After the inaugural event on Monday, the Roadshow will be heading on to the following locations:
- Glasgow – 3rd March 2022, for “Exploring new technologies in cyber security”
- Newport – 8th March 2022, for “Strengthen the foundations and make the world more secure”
- Belfast – 10th March 2022, for “The future for trusted computers”
For more information and to register virtually for Monday’s event at Bletchley Park follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dsbd-the-history-of-computers-tickets-252922316457
For any of the later events, more information and registration can also be found here: https://www.dsbd.tech/upcoming-events/