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Input from intelligence for threat and risk assessment


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About the event: 

This talk will cover the intelligence input to threat/risk assessments. We will look at how we use intelligence in everyday situations to evaluate risk and make informed decisions. We can also learn from examples of how Secret and Confidential intelligence has been shared in the past and from "intelligence failures". We will also examine whether these experiences can help us in other fields such as engineering and banking. Using our intelligence more effectively might we be able to make better decisions and thus lead to better outcomes in the future?

The seminar will be delivered under the CEDRICS project, that is a part of EPSRC-funded Trustworthy Industrial Control Systems research institute.

The seminar is also part of the CSR's MSc in Management of Information Security and Risk (MISR).

About the speaker:

Nick Edwards

Nick Edwards worked in intelligence and security for nearly 50 years. Following service in RAF as a Signals Intelligence (Sigint) operator/analyst he joined GCHQ in 1968. A number of intelligence assignments followed including 3 years in Australia, 3 years as a Civilian Adviser to the Military in Cyprus and as a Senior Duty Officer at Cheltenham. In 1987 he joined Communications Electronics Security Group where he was Head of the "Threat" Section for nearly 4 years. His last post at CESG was as Director UK Industrial TEMPEST Scheme which involved close liaison with the UK Infosec industry. Since leaving CESG in 1996 he has worked for Cogent/Nortel, a dot com company, a US technology company, Hyder Consulting (an infrastructure design company), and as an independent consultant. From 2005 -2008 most of his work involved giving security advice to large Joint Venture projects in the Middle East and advising CNI customers in UK. In the past he has served on the BCS Security Committee, the Information Assurance Advisory Council Management Committee and as Chair of the CMA Fraud and Security Special Interest Group. Nick remains an active member of the IAAC Academic Liaison Panel.

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When and where

2.00pm - 3.00pmFriday 27th March 2015

AG23 College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB United Kingdom

Contact Details

Gill Smith

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom

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