Past Meetup

The future of cybersecurity and cybercrime

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Price: £5.00 /per person
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How is the landscape of cybercrime and cybersecurity likely to change over the next 5-10 years? What approaches can be taken to lessen the potential dangers of increasingly connected information systems being hacked? What will prevent Moore's Law from enabling huge numbers of "Moore's outlaws" who will turn the Internet of Things into an Internet of Regret?

This London Futurists event features three researchers who bring many decades of experience to the subject:

• Craig Heath, Information Security Consultant, Franklin Heath Ltd (

• David Rogers, CEO, Copper Horse Solutions (

• Chris Monteiro, Pirate Party UK (

There will also be an opportunity to raise questions and comments from the audience.

About the speakers:

Craig Heath (@heathcr ( has over 25 years experience in the field of information security, in consumer, business, government and defence sectors. He has worked at all levels of product creation, from strategy through requirements management, architecture and design, down to low-level implementation.

Craig has held senior security roles at Santa Cruz Operation, Lutris Technologies, Symbian, and Visa Europe. As Director of Franklin Heath Ltd (, he is currently providing providing consultancy to Digital Catapult, GSMA, a well-known semiconductor company, and a respected organisation offering software professional services.

David Rogers (@drogersuk (!/drogersuk)) is a mobile phone security expert who runs Copper Horse Solutions Ltd (, a software and security company based in Windsor UK. His company is currently focusing on security and privacy research for the Internet of Things. He also teaches the Mobile Systems Security ( course at Oxford University and regularly blogs from (

David is the former Head of Security for the Wholesale Applications Community (WAC) and previously headed up Panasonic Mobile’s Product Security and Customer Engineering in Europe. He has advised government and Police organisations on a range of mobile phone security and forensics issues.

Chris Monteiro is a digital rights activist with connections to the Pirate Party and the Transhumanist Party.

Meeting logistics:

2pm-4.15pm, Saturday 9th January 2016.

Venue: Room B20, Birkbeck College (, Torrington Square WC1E 7HX, London.

Room B20 is on the basement level floor in the main Birkbeck College building, in Torrington Square (which is a pedestrian-only square). Torrington Square is about 10 minutes walk from either Russell Square or Goodge St tube stations.

Coffee and other light refreshments can be purchased from the Costa Coffee shop in the reception area of the building, either ahead of or after the meeting.

The event will be followed by a chance to continue the discussion in a nearby pub - The Marlborough Arms (, 36 Torrington Place, London WC1E 7HJ.

Event hashtag:

#LonFut (

Covering meeting costs:

A small fee (£5) is payable to attend this meetup. This fee covers room hire costs. Please pay in advance, online, after you RSVP.

This will be refunded if the meeting is cancelled or rearranged, or if the attendee cancels at least 3 days before the meetup.

Alternatively, if there are still seats available, payment can be made in cash at the door on the day. (Requesting payment in advance assists with accurate planning of the event.)

Journalists are welcome to attend the meeting free-of-charge - please contact the organiser, notifying us in advance of your plans to attend.