The 12th International Conference on System Safety and Cyber Security

30 October - 1 November 2017 | IET London: Savoy Place

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The only event of its kind in the UK where both safety and security engineers can meet, network and share best practice between the two disciplines. 

Sessions at this year’s conference will focus on integrating safety and cyber security, implementing and adopting security approaches, system / software safety and will cover four over-arching themes:

  • Integrating safety and cyber security
  • Vulnerabilities, threats and solutions to cyber security in safety-critical systems
  • The human factors of cyber security and safety
  • Interactions between safety and cyber security systems

This is your chance to contribute to the programme and submit an abstract in one of the many technical areas across a host of disciplines.  

What can I expect to see?

Sessions at SSCS 2016 included topics on integrating safety and cyber security, legal and moral issues, implementing and adopting security approaches, system safety, software safety and transport.

A panel discussion on the future of UK’s National Cyber Security Strategy included thought leaders from the government (NCSC/GCHQ), academia and leading technology companies such as Intel Security and QinetiQ.  


In addition to the main two-day conference featuring presentations from invited speakers and full peer reviewed papers, there will be a dedicated workshop day with interactive tutorials (30 October) and a seminar co-organised with Department of Transport (UK) on Key Cyber Principles for Connected and Automated Vehicles (1 November). 

Featured speakers

  • Chris Hankin, Co-Director, Institute for Security Science and Technology
  • Angela Sasse, Director of the UK Research Institute in Science of Cyber Security
  • Air Commodore Bruce Wynn, Independent Cyber Consultant and Special Advisor (Cyber) to the City of London Police
  • Sarabjit Purewal, Head of Operations in the Chemicals sector of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Health and Safety Executive
  • Ian Dreelan, Assistant Coroner for Birmingham and Solihull / The Niteworks Partnership
  • Audrey Canning & Ron Bell, Co-Chairs of International Maintenance Teams dealing with Edition 3 of IEC 61508

Who should attend?

Anyone interested in learning the latest research and best practice in system safety and cyber security. We expect representatives from both industry and academia, including:

  • Directors, Compliance Officers
  • Head of Systems and Software
  • Product Assurance Safety Managers
  • System Engineer Architects
  • Cyber Security Managers
  • Principal Consultants
  • Senior Lecturers
  • Engineering Managers
  • Cyber Engineers

Click here to find out more, or to register your interest. 

"This year’s conference provides a full programme of presentations that address the two most significant problems for the engineering of complex systems. It is becoming increasingly hard to sustain confidence in the safe operation of applications that are faced with a growing array of criminal and state sponsored cyber attacks. We will identify the threats and present a range of mitigations.

"A distinctive feature of the IET conference is that is combines good practice presentations from industry-leading practitioners together with the latest research suggesting new ways of addressing the challenges that arise at the intersection between safety and cyber security.

"It is a unique forum, which also includes the policy makers who are helping shape national priorities in protecting critical infrastructures and in safeguarding our digital economy. There are special sessions on the legal implications of cyber security and on the regulatory context.

"We also have a strong social programme; providing significant networking opportunities together with exhibitors and demonstrations of new products – all helping to ensure the safety and security of complex applications.

"I look forward to meeting you in London."

Professor Chris Johnson, Head of Computing Science, University of Glasgow SSCS 2017 Conference Chair

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