- 6.00 for 6.15pm - Supper 7th October 2019

Mon 7th October 2019

An evening not to be missed. Professor Keith Mayes, a world expert on Cyber Security will address the club on this very relevant topic.

The Evolving UK Strategy on Cyber Security

This may seen like a very heavy subject for our meeting but believe me it is very relevant to everyone, yes even Eric, as he does use a mobile telephone! You cannot afford to miss this meeting.

Cyber security is an increasing concern throughout the world, and individual countries have a vital role in protecting their citizens, companies and institutions from hackers, organised crime and malicious states. The UK is very active in this respect, and its strategy on cyber security has changed quite significantly over the past 5-10 years and continues to evolve. The talk will provide some brief insight into this evolution and highlight some of the game-changing topics and major concerns being discussed at government level.

Professor Keith Mayes B.Sc. Ph.D. CEng FIET A.Inst.,is a professor of information security within the Information Security Group (ISG) at Royal Holloway University of London. Prior to his sabbatical, he was the Director of the ISG and Head of the School of Mathematics and Information Security. He is an active researcher/author with 100+ publications in numerous conferences, books and journals. His current research interests are diverse, including, mobile communications, smart cards/RFIDS, the Internet of Things, and embedded systems. Keith joined the ISG in 2002, originally as the Founder Director of the ISG Smart Card Centre, following a career in industry working for Pye TVT, Honeywell Aerospace and Defence, Racal Research and Vodafone. Keith is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, a Founder Associate Member of the Institute of Information Security Professionals, a Member of the Licensing Executives Society and an experienced company director and consultant. He is active in the UK All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Cyber Security, he is a member of the Conservative Science and Technology Forum, and is an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA.