International Question Time

BCS Internet Specialist Group event.

Friday 9 September 2011, 6.00pm (UK)

International Teleconference (see further details below)


Following the acclaimed success of their CyberAware Conference in March, the BCS Internet SG is pleased to announce an INTERNATIONAL Question Time with prominent Government (both US & UK) and leading Industry security specialists on the panel using Immersive Conference facilities kindly donated by Polycom.

What will be discussed? That depends on YOU as the audience. It may cover the latest issues on Hacking, Industrial Control Systems, Security, Country and Commercial infrastructure, Fraud, IPv6 and any other relevant topical subjects, both practical and legal.

The Panel will gather at Video conferencing suites globally probably starting at 1700UTC/1800EST/0900PDT on Friday 9th September and lasting about 3 hours productive discussion. The final discussion itself will be unpredictable and will have a hosted agenda.

The period will be divided into sections, each focussed on a particular area. A short introduction will be given to each speaker and this will be followed by questions submitted in advance. There will also be opportunity for a limited number of questions to be submitted during the session.

Confirmed guest panellists

Washington US Industrial Control (the SCADA challenge) Mark Fabro, Tim Roxey with an update on CPNI from Adele Carter

London / Washington Legal Ed Gibson (FBCS) and Richard Forno, joined by Rob Carolina (TBC) & Kemp Law

Sweden Privacy Karen Lawrence (MBCS)


London Immo Huneke (MBCS), Nigel Titley, David Lacey Slough TPM David Spinks, Allan Tomlinson

California WAVE Systems DNS SEC Bill Woodcock & Trusted Computing Bill Berger

The event will be facilitated using state of the art Presence Suites (Polycom Executive Business Centres) in Central London, near Washington DC and California.

Satellite studios will be available at BCS Offices in London and possibly Swindon. Other centres may join if they have suitable video conference equipment. It will also be possible for a limited number of individuals to follow the discussion on their own PCs by prior arrangement.

If you would like to participate, please email indicating whether you prefer an invitation to join the plenary sessions or individual connection, subject to availability. Final confirmation and instructions on connection/attendance and the submission of questions will be circulated to those registered, porbably on Monday 5 September.

Panellists will generally be in the same conference suites as their peers and this will both showcase the British Computer Society's extensive knowledge base and further the Royal Charter objectives globally. It will also demonstrate Polycom's groundbreaking secure immersive global conferencing facilities.

We already have bookings from US Homeland Security and UK's Royal Household!

An Audio Report and other details of CyberAware Conference on 31 March 2011 can be found at under - Recent Events - Recordings.

NB There may be some confusion with ISG's between

British Computer Society Internet Specialist Group

British Computer Society Information Security Specialist Group

Royal Holloway College Information Security Group