University of Portsmouth, The Future of Security

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Unfolding Our Shared Future talk series: University of Portsmouth Public Lecture

Thursday 19 January, 5:30pm-8pm, University of Portsmouth Eldon Building

The proliferation of cyber in the global community continuously increases our dependence on technology and the internet, leading to questions concerning cyber security, as well as cyber-related threats facing the US and UK. The University of Portsmouth have invited two internationally renowned experts to answer:

  • Does the growth in the use of cyber change our perception of what we need to secure?
  • What threats will we face in the future?
  • Is our personal data protected?
  • How do we protect our critical national infrastructure from state and non-state actors?
  • Are we cyber secure now and how do we maintain our cyber security?

About the Speakers

Andy Bochman

Andy Bochman provides strategic guidance on topics at the intersection of grid security and climate resilience and adaptation to senior U.S. and international government and industry leaders. As Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center, in 2021 he published his first book: Countering Cyber Sabotage: Introducing Consequence-Based Cyber-Informed Engineering.

Andy began his career as a comms officer in the U.S. Air Force, and prior to joining Idaho National Laboratory, he was a Senior Advisor at the Chertoff Group and the Energy Security Lead at IBM. Mr. Bochman received a BS from the U.S. Air Force Academy and an MA in Biology and Environmental Management from Harvard University.

Dr Victoria Baines

Dr Victoria Baines is Professor of IT at Gresham College, the City of London’s oldest higher education institution, established in 1597 to provide free lectures to the public. Her current series of lectures is focused on Humanising Cyberspace and putting citizens back at the heart of IT policy. 

She frequently contributes to major broadcast media outlets on digital ethics, cybercrime and the misuse of emerging technologies, and is regularly voted one of the leading women in cybersecurity. Her areas of research include electronic surveillance, cybercrime futures, and the politics of security. She also provides research expertise to a number of international organisations including Interpol, the United Nations, the Council of Europe and the European Commission. 

For several years Victoria was Facebook’s Trust & Safety Manager for EMEA. Prior to this, Victoria led the Strategy team at Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), where she was responsible for the EU’s cyber threat analysis, and the ground-breaking cybersecurity futures exercise, Project 2020. 

Victoria chairs the Security Panel of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, the IT Livery Company in the City of London. She has an MA from the University of Oxford and a doctorate from the University of Nottingham. 

This talk is part of a series, titled ‘Unfolding Our Shared Future’, which is delivered by the American Politics Group of the Political Studies Association and the host universities with the support of the British Association of American Studies and US Embassy in London.