Cyber Security

8th - 13th October 2018

Great Malvern, UK

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Cyber Security & Quantum Computing


Themed Symposium

Thursday 11th October 2018 (all day)

Malvern Theatres, Great Malvern, WR14 3HB

Cybersecurity is now a household term, with more and more security breaches affecting businesses and their customers around the world. In the wings, the disruptive new technology of quantum computing could make our current cryptography protocols redundant whilst introducing new approaches to digital security. Find out how cyber security is evolving and what's on the horizon as we tame the quantum world...

GU UKCSF 50pxhThe session will showcase cutting-edge developments from some of the UK's fastest growing and most advanced cyber security SMEs alongside thought provoking insights from multinational experts in the field. Symposium organised in collaboration with the UK Cyber Security Forum CIC.


The exhibition and symposium are free for all to attend, but please register in advance as places are limited.



European Cyber Security Month

ECSM is the EU’s annual advocacy campaign that takes place in October and aims to raise awareness of cyber security threats, promote cyber security among citizens and provide up to date security information, through education and sharing of good practices.

@CyberSecMonth, #CyberSecMonth




VIP Networking Breakfast in the Bistro Cafe

Recruitment: Why it shouldn’t be a dirty word…

Opportunity to meet with others ahead of the day, and join the discussion around skills and recruitment in cyber security.

Limited availability, so by invitation only - please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to attend.

Kindly sponsored and hosted by Infosec People @InfoSecPeople


Registration & Exhibition Opens

Tour the exhibition ahead of the symposium.

@festivalofinnov #InnovateMalvern #cybersecurity #quantum #cryptography



Presentations begin in the auditorium

Dr Adrian Burden, Festival Founder & Managing Director of Innovate Malvern CIC @apburden

Dr Emma Philpott, Managing Director of UK Cyber Security Forum CIC @emphilpott

Programme timings and running order to be confirmed...



Quantum Technologies and their Implications for Cyber Security

Quantum technologies are new disruptive technologies in which fundamental aspects of quantum physics are instrumental in providing advantages over the conventional technology counterparts. Examples include quantum computing, sensing, imaging and communications. This presentation will provide a brief overview of what is being pursued in the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme. The talk will also outline various example technologies and illustrate their "quantum advantages", before discussing their implications for future cyber security.

Professor Tim Spiller (Director, York Centre for Quantum Technologies & Director, Quantum Communications Hub)

Tim moved to York in 2014 as founding Director of the York Centre for Quantum Technologies and he is now also Director of the UK's Quantum Communications Hub. Prior to this he was at the University of Leeds in the roles of Head of the Quantum Information Group and Director of Research for the School of Physics and Astronomy.  Prior to 2009 Spiller was Director of Quantum Information Processing (QIP) Research at HP Labs Bristol and a Hewlett-Packard Distinguished Scientist. He has spent 30 years researching quantum theory, superconducting systems and quantum hardware and technologies.



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Dr Shahram Mossayebi (Founder, Crypto Quantique)

Shahram holds a PhD in Post-Quantum Cryptography from Royal Holloway University of London. He obtained his Information Security Master’s degree from the same school, as well as a BSc in Physics. Shahram is a quantum cybersecurity expert who has written scientific papers on the security of modern cryptosystems against quantum adversaries. He has also worked as a cybersecurity consultant.

@cryptoquantique, @ShahMoss


Networking Lunch

Opportunity to tour the exhibition



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In 2008 Queen's University Belfast's Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology was chosen to host The Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT). This presentation will provide an overview of CSIT's current programme and its impact in growing a vibrant cyber industry in Northern Ireland, as well as the growing number of linkages nationally and internationally, including involvement with the new London Cyber Innovation Centre.

Professor Sir John McCanny

SIr John is an international authority on special purpose silicon architectures for Digital Signal and Video Processing and Cryptography. He has published 5 research books, 360 peer reviewed research papers and holds over 20 patents. He was appointed Regius Professor in Electronics and Computer Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast in 2016. Sir John co-founded two successful high technology companies based on the work of his research teams, Amphion Semiconductor Ltd (later acquired by Conexant, then NXP, then Entropic) and Audio Processing Technology Ltd (acquired in 2011 by Cambridge Silicon Radio, in turn acquired by Qualcomm in 2015). He co-chaired the Royal Society Policy Steering Group on Cybersecurity leading to the publication of its report "Progress and Research in Cybersecurity" in July 2016.




Join us at the Festival's Formal Dinner during the evening.



Please register to exhibit.

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Bob’s Business is a cyber security awareness company on a mission to help you bridge the knowledge gap between IT and end users. They specialise in delivering security awareness and education in an innovative way that engages the user and results in a culture change within the workforce. [Stand TBC]


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Cocidius Defence works with their customers to protect and secure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of their mission critical infrastructure, improve the interoperability of their systems and help them test, evaluate, train and accredit their employees in defending their critical business systems to reduce and overcome threats before they happen. [Stand TBC]

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Crypto Quantique have developed a quantum driven cybersecurity platform that harnesses quantum processes in semiconductors. Combined with new (quantum-safe) cryptographic algorithms, their platform makes end-to-end security seamless and easy-to-implement for today’s and tomorrow’s connected devices. [Stand TBC]


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D-RisQ has built an expert team of consultants, analysts and implementers to “change the way the world develops software” by bringing advanced automated software development tools to safety critical, security critical and business critical systems developers. [Stand TBC]

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Ericom Software is a global leader in securely connecting the unified workspace. Ericom empowers today’s connected workforce and the IT organizations that support them by securing and optimizing desktop, application, and web content delivery to any device, anywhere. [Stand TBC]


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IASME is one of the four Cyber Essentials accreditation bodies appointed by the UK Government. Together with their Certification Body companies, they can certify you to the Cyber Essentials scheme required for many government tenders. They also offer the IASME Governance standard which, based on international best practice, is risk-based and includes aspects such as physical security, staff awareness, and data backup. [Stand TBC]


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InfoSec People is a leading UK Cyber Security and Technology recruitment business. They offer traditional Contingency Recruitment solutions on a contract and permanent basis as well as Executive Search & Retained Campaigns for clients of all sizes. [Stand TBC]


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The Malvern Cyber Security Cluster is a group of small / medium cyber security companies centred around Malvern in Worcestershire, cooperating on a range of initiatives to grow their businesses. [Stand TBC]



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Tranchulas are a global provider of offensive and defensive cyber solutions, information security assessment, compliance and managed security services. The company’s elite team of security experts employs the latest threat intelligence and advanced countermeasures to help build effective security design that protects and enhances business operations. [Stand TBC]


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The UK Cyber Security Forum represents small medium enterprises who are actively working in cyber security across the UK, helping to set up informal local "Clusters" for the industry. With over 500 SME members, the forum provides a collaboration portal, industry news and business opportunities both in the UK and overseas. [Stand TBC]


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The Wyche Innovation Centre is a business accelerator and technology incubator situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the side of the Malvern Hills in the heart of the UK's Cyber Valley. It is home to over 40 businesses & organisations, including companies involved in the cyber security sector, operating from serviced offices, hot desks or as a virtual office. [Stand TBC]


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