Thursday 21st January 2021, 10:00 (GMT)

SafetyTech and your expanded attack surface: Complementary approaches to cyber security to protect your people online

  • Training colleagues to have increased cyber-situational awareness
  • Keeping colleagues psychologically robust, resilient, secure and safe in cyber contexts
  • Protecting your people and users from an increased risk of vulnerability

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Your host:

Geoff White

Investigative journalist Geoff White has covered technology for BBC News, Channel 4 News, Audible, Forbes online and many others.

An experienced public speaker, he has given keynote talks at some of the UK’s largest tech events, in addition to hosting conferences and chairing panels at venues ranging from London’s Chatham House think-tank to the Latitude music festival.


Mary Aiken, Professor of Forensic Cyberpsychology, UEL

Dr Mary Aiken is one of the world’s leading experts in Cyberpsychology – the study of the impact of technology on human behaviour. She is an Adjunct Professor at the Geary Institute for Public Policy University College Dublin, an Associate Professor in the Department of Law & Criminology at the University of East London, an Academic Advisor to the European Cyber Crime Centre (EC3) at Europol and member of the EC3 Academic Advisory Board.

She is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Medicine, Global Fellow at the Wilson Center, a leading US think tank, a member of the Medico-Legal Society of Ireland, an International Affiliate Member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and a Fellow of the Society for Chartered IT Professionals.

Her numerous research interests include; AI, Fintech, human factors in cybersecurity, organised cybercrime, online behavioural profiling, Internet psychology, personal cyber security and safety, online harms and youth protection online.

Ian Stevenson, Chair, Online Safety Tech Industry Association

Ian Stevenson is Chair of OSTIA and CEO of Cyan Forensics, a company helping law enforcement, social media and cloud companies find and block harmful content from paedophiles and terrorists. Ian is a technologist and entrepreneur with 25 years’ experience bringing new technologies to market getting them into the hands of users who can benefit.

Julie Dawson, Director of Regulatory & Policy, YOTI

Julie is known internationally for driving the ethical framework development at Yoti digital identity platform.

Julie leads regulatory and government relations for Yoti digital identity platform; developing policy approaches for fraud prevention and safeguarding, liaising with national and sectoral trust frameworks, in conjunction with Yoti’s internal and external ethics boards.

Julie is an authority in digital identity policy, ethics and governance, she represents Yoti at numerous fora including the World Economic Forum Digital Identity Innovators; techUK Public Sector, Data Ethics and Digital Identity Boards, ADA Citizens Biometric Council Oversight Board, the All Party Parliamentary Group for Digital Identity, the Sprite + Network – Security, Privacy, Identity, and Trust Engagement Network, Strategic Advisory Board of the EPSRC programme ‘INTUIT: Interaction Design for Trusted Sharing of Personal Health Data to Live Well with HIV’ and the EU SHERPA Stakeholder Board – looking at the combination of artificial intelligence and big data analytics and their impact on ethics and human rights issues.

Julie has a proven track record of developing advanced strategic insight, impactful thought leadership, stewarding strategic opportunities, and differentiated policy positioning.

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