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Tommy Flowers Institute Autumn Conference

The Tommy Flowers Institute has celebrated it’s first birthday and held it’s third conference at Adastral Park

The Autumn Conference looked at “Security and Trust – how to empower and protect all users”. Over 130 people attended the two days, with students and academics from 19 Universities along with some of the world’s biggest ICT companies, Government and Innovation Martlesham members including ADVA Optical Networking; National Crime Agency; Huawei; Cisco; Intel and Vodafone. A series of panel discussions and breakout sessions explored the topic from a Societal viewpoint; industrial viewpoint and student studies.

Research and Innovation’s Global head of security research, Prof Ben Azvine, co-hosted the event. “Cyber security is, in my opinion, one of the greatest man-made challenges of our time”, said Ben, “the frequency and impact of breaches is increasing and we need to continuously adapt and innovate to stay ahead of the threat environment. Up to 200 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices will need securing by 2020 and the human attack surface is predicted to reach 4 billion people by 2020. Security innovation is an essential defence against new threats."