The Cyber Citizenship and Homeland Security

When: 14th Nov 2017, 18:30 - 14th Nov 2017, 21:00
Where: University of Gloucestershire in Room TC014, ‘Teaching Centre’, The Park Campus, Cheltenham, GL50 2RH
Town/City: Cheltenham
Organiser: BCS Cheltenham and Gloucester Branch
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Godfried Williams, FBCS


This talk presents insights into the impact of Cyber Citizenship on homeland and national security. The digitisation of human activities such as business transactions and communications in social life has become unavoidable. This has changed the cultural landscape of many nations. In this regard digitised processes have become a part of human life, especially among technologically advanced economies. It is also fundamental to the comfort and pleasure to human life as well as efficient and effective for running businesses.

This talk explains how the digitised nature of human life in society has impacted on homeland and national security. This implies that enhancing security and safety of citizens in a digitised era should be of pivotal importance to the security and defense apparatus of every nation and people. The lack of awareness among ordinary citizens, organisations and communities has made managing the relationships and the coexistence among people or culture challenging. This is due to the lack of importance placed on the interrelationship between cyber citizenship, national and homeland security leading to an unavoidable gap between these entities. This talk examines the interrelationship between digitisation and homeland and national security among users of the Internet, and other critical infrastructure.

About the Speaker
Godfried is the founding and current Editor in Chief and a Board member of the International Journal for Security (IJS), CEO of Intellas in the United Kingdom where he leads service and training delivery for (MOD) Ministry of Defence and associated government agencies. 

Author of The Cyber Citizen and Homeland Security: Freedom versus Fears 2017, Synchronizing E-Security © 2003 and Online Business Security Systems ©2007, Artificial Intelligence, Existing and Emerging Ideas ©2008 published by Kluwer, Springer and AICE Foundation. 

Godfried plays percussion instruments and is a big fan of Jazz music.