8th IET International System Safety Conference incorporating the Cyber Security Conference 2013
15 - 17 October 2013 | Radisson Blu, Cardiff, UK
Dr. Carl Sandom CEng FIET MIEHF
Technical Programme Chairs
Paul Caseley, DSTL Fellow
Dr Richard Piggin, Security Sector Manager, Atkins Global - expert in Cyber Security
Richard has an Engineering Doctorate in Industrial Control Systems communications from the University of Warwick and has previously worked for several control system vendors in network, security and safety-related roles.
He is a UK Expert to several IEC Cyber Security Working Groups involved in producing IEC 62443 covering Industrial Automation and Control Systems Security.
Mike StJohn-Green CEng FIET, Independent Cyber Security Consultant
Mike StJohn-Green has just finished work at GCHQ after 31 years, following an early career in MoD. He spent the past three years in the UK Cabinet Office, in the Office of Cyber Security and Information Assurance (OCSIA). For the most of 2011, Mike and his team had been preparing the UK policy position for the London Conference on Cyberspace in November 2011 and working on the National Cyber Security Strategy published also in November 2011.
His recent work has been concerned with setting adequate standards in cyber security – who determines what is “secure enough” in light of the pernicious threats we now face?
Mike is an engineer by training and previously was Deputy Director of CESG, the Information Assurance arm of GCHQ. He has held a variety of engineering and science posts in GCHQ and MoD.
Chris Johnson, Professor of Computing Science, the University of Glasgow
Chris Johnson is Professor of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow. His research develops tools and techniques to reduce the likelihood and mitigate the consequences of failures involving complex safety-critical systems.
He has held fellowships from NASA and the US Air Force and has worked on aspects of space resilience with teams from ESA and the International Space Station. He is co-chair of the Scientific Advisory Board to the SESAR programme for research and development in aviation on behalf of the European Commission.
He is also working with the European Railway Agency on the exchange of 'leading practices' in accident investigation between member states. He has advised both the US and UK governments on safety in national healthcare information systems. He has published more than 200 peer reviewed papers.
His recent work has focused on the interactions between safety and cyber-security requirements across national critical infrastructures.