The Internet of Things and Cyber Security

Wednesday 7th March 2018, 6:30 pm.

Speaker: Roger Whiteley, Fujitsu Distinguished Engineer

Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh.

Refreshments and networking from 6:00 pm.


Just what is the Internet of Things?
• How can the Internet of Things control your smart home?
• What are the security issues when you use Wi-Fi door locks?
• Will a smart meter save me money?
• What is the future for smart TVs?
• Seen the ads for Hive- used to control your heating from anywhere on the world?
• Are smart tin openers just part of the hype cycle?
• Is the future here?
• Is the future secure?
• How do you stop your toaster being controlled by a hacker in Kyrgyzstan?

This presentation is an ongoing Work in Progress as we discover and discuss real life security issues that vendors and suppliers have inflicted on the market. Using examples such as Home Control Systems, Wi-Fi door locks, so-called ‘smart’ meters, Wi-Fi hotspot equipped cars, Televisions – the list gets longer every week.

We’ll be discussing practical suggestions for making IoT [and your ‘Smart Homes’] more secure.

Keeping this presentation current is proving somewhat troublesome in a technology space on the up curve of the ‘Hype Cycle’.

About the speaker


Roger has a 38 year career in Technology and Engineering having graduated in 1980 with a BSc in Metallurgy and Materials Science. Roger has been with Fujitsu for over 12 years as an Architect, Consultant, Team Manager and Community Manager. Previously Roger worked for Electronic Data Systems for 20 years as a Systems Engineer and Architect.

Those 38 years have provided Roger with a broad understanding of IT and engineered approaches to solutions in diverse market sectors such as Aerospace, Manufacturing, Retail and Banking with technologies including Application Development, Networking, Process Control, Enterprise Management, SCADA and Robotics. Roger has been a Fujitsu Distinguished Engineer since the scheme’s reintroduction in 2013.

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