Past Meetup

To identity... and beyond!

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Join us on 20th September at the Engine Shed, Bristol for an evening of talks and discussions around a topic that is central to cybersecurity: identity. With a focus on user authentication, we'll be exploring how to tell the good guys from the bad guys online.

17:30 - Registration / Networking

18:00 - Cluster update from Tim

18:05 - Scott Brady, Identity & Access Control Lead at Rock Solid Knowledge hosts our technical talk, guiding us through the basic theory behind OpenID Connect and giving a demo of it in action with a focus on its validation procedures.

18:30 - Luke Briner, CTO at PixelPin, asks what Identity actually is, how are we representing it in our technical world, what problems does this create and what do we need to do to fix these problems in our products?

19:00 - Refreshment Break / Networking

19:15 - Jeremy Newman, Founder and Executive Director at New Model Identity, previews a new password-free way of performing authentication. He examines why users are considered to be the weakest link in cybersecurity, and argues that the identity problem won't be solved by banks, nor by the state, nor even by computers alone - but by people.

19:45 - Lightning Talk- Steve Treharne from WMR (Warner McCall Resilience): We work with organisations to defend, respond, recover and learn from cyber attacks.

19:50 - Networking and Pizza

20:30 -Close