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Security-Mindedness for Smart Infrastructure: Challenges and Opportunities

last modified Nov 05, 2018 06:05 PM
The Centre for Digital Built Britain’s (CDBB) Security-Mindedness for Smart Infrastructure: Challenges and Opportunities event, in association with the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) at the University of Cambridge, brought focus to the challenges and opportunities of security-mindedness in the digital age and featured a number of high-level presentations from leading experts.

The event, held at Downing College, Cambridge, on 1 November, was well attended and attracted representatives from a range of organisations working in the built environment.  The morning featured five presentations by a number of security- mindedness experts including: a UK Government security advisor; Graham Herries, Director of Digital Technologies at Laing O’Rourke; Alexandra Luck, Security Project Manager at CDBB and lead technical author of PAS 1192-5 and PAS 185; John Phyall, Head of Quality Assurance and Configuration Management, Capital Projects, Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE); and Julian Schwarzenbach, Director of Data and Process Advantage.  

The afternoon workshop, led by Alexandra Luck and Julian Schwarzenbach, gave attendees an opportunity to consider key security themes in relation to their own organisation, and to hear accounts from fellow professionals from a range of organisations – some experienced in tackling these issues and some new to the challenge. Graham Herries, Director of Digital Technologies at Laing O’Rourke, said: “In terms of security-mindedness, educating, re-educating and reminding our people is key. It’s everybody’s responsibility.”

More details of this event, including a number of sources for security-mindedness support and guidance, will soon be available on the CDBB blogs and news site on the website.

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