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Engineering Security for the Internet of Things


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How can human-centric software engineering help us deal with the “Internet of Insecure Things”?

Date and Time

04 April 2018 - 18:30-21:00


Bedford, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the UK - East:Beds & Herts local network. Contact Peter Deffee (pdeffee@technician.myzen.co.uk) for more information.

About this event

We are in an age of the ‘Internet of Everything’ where boundaries between citizens, governments, media, and societal organisations are becoming increasingly fuzzy as interconnected digital devices enable the collection and exchange of vast amounts of information across the globe. The availability of data gathered by these devices, coupled with advances in channels of digitally mediated communication, have created a host of new systems that are embedded into a range of human activities, including agriculture, energy, transportation, healthcare, policing, and education – creating the potential for a ‘smarter planet’.

However, these cyber-physical, socio-technical systems also open the door to new threats from a range of sources, from attackers with malicious intent to opportunists exploiting vulnerabilities in systems to cause deliberate or accidental harm. 

This talk explores the role of human-centric software engineering in the design and implementation of these systems to address the challenges posed by the ‘Internet of Insecure Things’.


1830  Networking & Refreshments
1900  Lecture starts
2000  Lecture finishes, followed by Q&A
2100  Event finishes

Reasons to attend

Learn about the security challenges posed by Internet of Things technologies, and some approaches being explored by software engineering researchers to address these issues.

Continuing Professional Development

CPD logo declaring this event can contribute 2 hours towards your Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.

CPD Certificates (if required) are available after the event upon request from our Secretary, Mr Ian Brooker (ibrooker@theiet.org).


Free of Charge

Additional information

Speaker: Professor Arosha K. Bandara, Head of School, Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics, School of Computing & Communications, The Open University

Arosha K. Bandara is Professor of Software Engineering at the Open University (OU), with almost 20 years of experience across industry and academia.  His research and teaching focuses on software engineering for adaptive systems, with a particular interest in techniques for building adaptive security and privacy mechanisms for ubiquitous, Internet of Things systems.  He is currently Head of the School of Computing & Communications at the Open University and is also the lead educator for the OU’s successful “Introduction to Cyber Security” MOOC.

Registration information

Please register for this event if you intend to come.

This event is organised by the IET Beds & Herts Local Network as part of our 2017-18 program.  


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