Digital Security by Design: Collaborators Workshop

Posted on: 17/10/2019

Presentations and videos from the Digital Security by Design – Collaborators’ Workshop, 26 Sep, are now available.

Digital Security by Design is being delivered by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF).

Knowledge Transfer Network ran a collaborators’ workshop on 26th September 2019 where more details of the challenge and forthcoming competitions were presented. A number of short presentations about potential collaborations were also given.


Please find below the Presentations Slides and Videos, in order of the agenda


– Welcome & Introduction – Robin Kennedy, KTN

– Keynote “Fixing the Foundations”
Paul Waller, NCSC - Slides | Video

– Challenge Positioning
John Goodacre, Challenge Director, Innovate UK - Slides | Video

– EPSRC Competitions “ISCF Digital Security by Design Research Projects”
Natasha Richardson - Slides | Video

– ESRC Competitions “ISCF Digital Security by Design Social Science Hub+”
Charlotte Ashbrooke –¬†Slides | Video

– Background to Capabilities
Robert Watson, University of Cambridge - Slides | Video

– Technology Platform
Richard Grisenthwaite, ARM - Slides | Video

– Hardware Memory Safety: Challenges and Opportunities
Manuel Costa, Microsoft Research Cambridge - Slides | Video



Lightning talks: a series short pitches from potential collaborators


РSecure Environment for Avionics by Design in an Avionic Edge Computing architecture - Paul Caseley, OBE | Slides

РHardware Support for Trusted Execution in the Cloud - Peter Pietzuch, Imperial College London | Slides

– Secure JIT compiling VMs – Laurence Tratt, King’s College London |¬†Slides

– Physical Unclonable Functions -¬†Gavin McWilliams, Queen’s University Belfast |¬†Slides

РDesigning cybersecurity in at the bottom: embedding it into the chip below the OS! - Aileen Ryan, UltraSoC | Slides

РCollaboration opportunities with open-source CHERI foundations - Prof. Simon Moore, University of Cambridge | Slides

РMemory safety in software РStephen Kell, University of Kent | Slides

– Relevant Strengths in the Oxford Verification Group – Tom Melham, University of Oxford | Slides

РThe UtterBerry - Heba Bevan, OBE CEO and Founder UtterBerry Limited | Slides

РOpen Source Compiler Toolchains and Software Security - Graham Markall, Software Toolchain Engineer | Slides

РImperas’ Interests РSimon Davidmann, Imperas Software | Slides

РSide Channel, Crypto and ML - Prof Bill Buchanan OBE, Dr Thomas Tan, Edinburgh Napier University | Slides

РProtean Code Limited РRoderick Chapman, Director, Protean Code Limited | Slides

Follow us on Slideshare to find the slides from all KTN events.


EPSRC call “ISCF Digital Security by Design Research Projects” is now open.

Details are available here. Note that the call closes on 7th January 2020.


The ESRC “Pre-call Announcement: ISCF Digital Security By Design Social Science Hub+” is available here.

A call for outline proposals to ESRC is expected to officially open in the week commencing 14th October and to close on 20th November.


BEIS (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) announced on 18th October 2019:

British businesses and the public are set to be better protected from hostile cyber-attacks and online threats like disinformation and cyber-bullying. Read more here.


For more information regarding the DSbD challenge, click here.


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