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2016 06 16 Manchester

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Date: Thursday, 16th June 2016, 18:00

Location: SpaceportX, 26 1st floor, 24 Lever St, Manchester M1 1DZ

Registration: Tickets are available via Eventbrite

Event sponsors: Avecto


Dr. Ali Dehghantanha - Digital Forensics: The Missing Piece of the Internet of Things Promise

Abstract: Every new device we create, every sensor we deploy, every byte we synchronize to other locations will at some point come under scrutiny in the course of investigations and legal matters. Yet no reliable forensics applications nor digital forensics guidance exists to retrieve the data from IoT devices in the event of a cyber event, an active investigation or a litigation request. The digital forensics of internet of things (IoT) technologies is the missing conversation in our headlong rush to the promise of connecting every device on the planet. This presentation discuss about issues and importance of further development in this field and elaborates on how forensics practitioners, device manufacturers and legal authorities could share the efforts and minimise this gap.

Speaker's Bio: Dr. Ali Dehghantanha is a Marie-Curie International Incoming Fellow in Cyber Forensics and has served for many years in a variety of research and industrial positions. Other than Ph.D in Cyber Security he holds many professional certificates such as GREM, CISM, CISSP, and CCFP. He has served as an expert witness, cyber forensics analysts and malware researcher with leading players in Cyber-Security and E-Commerce. Additional information can be found at

Paul Johnson - Teaching secure coding

Abstract: Many organisations invest heavily in detecting application vulnerabilities, using static analysis and pen testing. Another tool in your security arsenal is to prevent vulnerabilities being introduced in the first place. To help with this, Pentest provide a "Secure coding workshop". The workshop teaches developers how to code securely, and avoid vulnerabilities like SQL injection and XML external entities. Having run this course with several programming languages, and students of various abilities, we've learned a lot about the pedagogy of secure coding. In this talk we share some of our key insights for delivering a successful secure coding workshop.

Speaker's Bio: Paul is a security consultant at Pentest, working mostly on web application tests, and the secure coding workshop. He is interested in static analysis, and how frameworks can encourage developers to write secure applications. When he's not on the computer, you might see him running or on a mountain bike.

Jennie Williams - Tackling Cyber Crime in the North West

Abstract: The National Security Strategy categorised cyber-attacks as a Tier One threat to our national security, alongside international terrorism. The threat to our national security from cyber-attacks is real and growing. Terrorists, hostile states and cyber criminals are among those targeting computer systems in the UK. We all need to work together to combat this threat and help protect one another.

Speaker's Bio: Jennie Williams is a Cyber Protect Officer at TITAN, the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit. Her role involves working with business, education and the general public to raise awareness of the potential risk and impact of Cyber Crime along with the simple steps that can be taken to prevent becoming a victim.