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  1. 1. 1<br />Fostering Collaboration in a Digital Society<br />Tony Dyhouse, Cyber Security Director, Digital Systems KTN<br />
  2. 2. The Knowledge Transfer Networks (KTNs) <br />Set up by the Technology Strategy Board to: <br /><ul><li> Provide focal point for UK expertise in important future industries
  3. 3. Facilitate knowledge sharing
  4. 4. Encourage collaboration and cross-sector working</li></ul>2<br />
  5. 5. <ul><li>Drives innovation and wealth creation in a digital society
  6. 6. Brings together business, government and academia to meet the challenges created by new technology
  7. 7. Cyber Security programme works to collaboratively develop responses to cyber security threats</li></ul>3<br /> The Digital Systems KTN <br />
  8. 8. The Digital Systems KTN<br /><ul><li>Digital Systems KTN comprised of:
  9. 9. Cyber Security Programme
  10. 10. Scalable Computing Programme
  11. 11. Location and Timing Programme</li></li></ul><li>The Digital Systems KTN<br /><ul><li>Programme brings together key players across the digital industries to holistically address challenges, e.g.
  12. 12. Cloud Computing
  13. 13. Smart Metering
  14. 14. Intelligent transport
  15. 15. Mobile data access</li></li></ul><li>Example: smart transport systems <br />Vehicles and drivers increasingly have devices that can interact with roadside technology<br /><ul><li> Helps drivers plan most efficient routes
  16. 16. Allows variable charging</li></ul>Implementation of this technology needs to be planned. This means:<br /><ul><li> Accurate location and timing technologies
  17. 17. Complex data analysis
  18. 18. Secure and responsible data handling
  19. 19. Compatibility with other systems across the world</li></li></ul><li>Collaboration is key to addressing challenges in a digital society<br />The experience of the KTNs can be built upon in other countries <br />to tackle national cyber security issues<br />and form international networks to address the problem globally<br /> The KTN as an international model<br />
  20. 20. Why do we need KTNs?<br />The silo mentality and the challenges of a digital society<br />
  21. 21. Challenges<br /><ul><li> Modern life runs on digital systems
  22. 22. Many innovations rely on transfer of information and acquisition of data
  23. 23. Protecting this data is often overlooked
  24. 24. Organisations face data loss due to the same hacks, scams and errors
  25. 25. They are not sharing their knowledge and experience
  26. 26. Opportunities are being missed, work duplicated, and knowledge hidden because of a lack of collaboration </li></li></ul><li>Challenge 1: Sharing knowledge<br /><ul><li>Often technical solutions already exists but the problem is not understood
  27. 27. Better understanding and shared knowledge means we are better able to use existing technology effectively to address threats</li></ul>Example: By sharing the discovery of malware:<br /><ul><li> Can be removed from the millions of computers
  28. 28. Can “reverse engineer” the attack
  29. 29. Weaknesses patched
  30. 30. Maybe even identify source
  31. 31. Google and Adobe</li></li></ul><li>Challenge 2: Sharing innovation<br /><ul><li>New innovations rely on the information transfer and data acquisition
  32. 32. Security not sufficiently considered
  33. 33. Security professionals need to be involved from the start</li></ul>Example: Smart meters<br /><ul><li> Networked for monitoring and billing
  34. 34. UK government committed to nationwide roll-out
  35. 35. Very little thought given to security
  36. 36. If not considered during the design we risk creating a national system that is completely unsecurable</li></li></ul><li>Challenge 3: Sharing understanding<br /><ul><li>People don’t know about and basic security practices
  37. 37. Technology is being developed with functionality, not security in mind
  38. 38. Example: Mobile phones
  39. 39. Ripe for exploitation as they converge to smart devices
  40. 40. We will be faced with complex security procedures because this wasn’t addressed in the first place</li></li></ul><li>Overcoming challenges through collaboration<br />The KTN was set up to foster collaboration. It achieves this by:<br /><ul><li> Running events
  41. 41. Managing funding calls
  42. 42. Special Interest Groups
  43. 43. Industry consultation
  44. 44. Sharing knowledge</li></li></ul><li>Events<br />The KTN hosts events on key social and economic issues where IT is a key issue<br />Examples:<br /><ul><li> A Fine Balance 2010: Privacy in the digital society
  45. 45. SMART technologies for health, energy and transport
  46. 46. IT Security for e-Health
  47. 47. GPS Jamming – a clear and present danger
  48. 48. Webcast on Cloud Computing Security</li></li></ul><li>Funding calls<br />CASE Awards<br />Benefits<br /><ul><li> Businesses get doctoral level support
  49. 49. Expertise helps overcome CS business challenges
  50. 50. Links formed between universities and industry, knowledge is shared
  51. 51. Students gain valuable industry experience
  52. 52. Broader experience contributes to overall knowledge in society</li></li></ul><li>Special Interest Groups<br />SIGs are created to address specific challenges in cyber security where collaboration is required:<br /><ul><li> Created and supported by KTN
  53. 53. Membership open to KTN members
  54. 54. Focused on gaining insight, assessing responses and delivering strategies which help to address the challenge</li></ul>Examples:<br /><ul><li> Artificial Intelligence and Forensics
  55. 55. Secure Software Development</li></li></ul><li>Industry consultation<br /><ul><li> Membership organisation
  56. 56. Forge links with key industry players
  57. 57. Identify issues for SIGs, events and working groups through listening to industry concerns</li></ul>Sharing Knowledge<br /><ul><li> Media
  58. 58. Producing best practice guides</li></li></ul><li>Structure of the DSKTN<br />
  59. 59. 19<br />TSB<br />TSB<br />DC KTN<br />Advisory<br />Board<br />INQ KTN<br />AB<br />DS KTN<br />Cyber<br />Security<br />Location & <br />Scalable <br />Location & <br />Scalable <br />PSB<br />PSB<br />PSB<br />PSG<br />PSG<br />PSG<br />PSG<br />DC KTN<br />Security<br />Timing<br />Computing<br />Timing<br />Computing<br />Cross<br />-<br />cutting Programme Delivery<br />Shared Programme Delivery<br />Cross<br />-<br />cutting Service Delivery<br />Shared Service Delivery<br />Governance Model<br />
  60. 60. DS KTN Governance<br />Advisory Board (AB)<br /><ul><li> Providing inputs on ICT potential and t timescales
  61. 61. Influencing the evolution of the programme
  62. 62. Chair, external appointment
  63. 63. 20 members
  64. 64. Chairman from programme steering groups, including DC KTN
  65. 65. Member appointments by Chair, TSB
  66. 66. Nominations by programme steering groups
  67. 67. DS KTN Director, Secretary
  68. 68. TSB Lead Technologist included</li></ul>Programme Steering Groups (PSG)<br /><ul><li> Responsible for guiding and supporting KTN programmes
  69. 69. Contribute to evolution of DS KTN strategy
  70. 70. Chair appointed by programme steering group with TSB input
  71. 71. No limit on membership
  72. 72. Members appointed from key stakeholder groups
  73. 73. Best practice provides clear leadership and guidance for Programme Director
  74. 74. Influential within the sphere of the Programme
  75. 75. Orchestrated by Programme Director
  76. 76. TSB Connector included</li></ul>20<br />
  77. 77. How are KTNs measured?<br /><ul><li>Number of members
  78. 78. ‘Opportunities for interaction’ – Number of meetings and events run
  79. 79. The formation of partnerships and collaborations within the community
  80. 80. Money attracted from UK, Europe and private finance
  81. 81. Contribution to Government consultations, joint publications, etc.</li></ul>21<br />
  82. 82. BUT... The KTN is UK focused<br />and Cyber Security is a global problem<br />We need an internationally coordinated approach<br />
  83. 83. KTN as an international model<br />It’s a model that can work anywhere<br />Components for success:<br /><ul><li> Adequately funded
  84. 84. Managed by well connected industry player
  85. 85. Widely promoted within key sectors
  86. 86. Targets agreed at the start
  87. 87. Metrics developed for assessing impact</li></li></ul><li>The future<br />An international network to address a global problem<br />The Global Digital Systems KTN?<br />
  88. 88. Thank you!<br />Tony Dyhouse<br />Cyber Security Director<br />Digital Systems KTN<br />tony.dyhouse@digitalsystemsktn.org<br />www.digitalsystemsktn.org<br />25<br />

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