Ethical Hacking - Demystified and Dynamic incident response in the entangled cyberspace

Thursday 17 March, 6.00pm - 8.00pm

LECT D (Lecture centre Amphitheatre D), Brunel University, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH

Free to attend
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Robin Semple and Panos Louvieris


  • 6.00pm - 6.30pm - Refreshments and networking
  • 6.30pm - 7.10pm - Ethical Hacking - Demystified followed by a demo hacking of a server by Robin Semple
  • 7.10pm - 7.50pm - Dynamic incident response in the entangled cyberspace by Panos Louvieris
  • 7:50pm - 8:00pm - Q&A and Close


Robin Semple:
Who are Ethical Hackers? Where do they exist - Inside or Outside?; How do you test for their presence? How do you lock your door? How can you mitigate Social Engineering risks?

Panos Louvieris:
Reactive approaches to cyber incidents provide limited security. Cyber resilience requires a more proactive, outward facing and dynamic approach where organisations collaborate to share information in order to enhance their cyber situational awareness. Furthermore any dynamic cyber incident response model must take into account the key decision-makers who are concerned with balancing the interests of many asset owners against organisational priorities and objectives, not addressed in standard approaches. In this talk for the BCS, a dynamic incident response model is presented which makes explicit the relationship between incident detection, collaborative situational awareness and decision making. In addition attention is given to the multiple sources of intelligence and their entanglements across the levels of the complex cyberspace.

About the speakers:

Robin Semple is a recognised expert on IT infrastructure, and a founding Director of VTEQ - an infrastructure and cyber security practice established in 2008. With 25 years’ experience, Robin is the former National Manager of IBM Data Centres in Australia, followed by roles in Banking, Central Government and Consulting within the UK. His team of Tiger Scheme accredited hackers are busy protecting organisations against the increasing threat of cyber-attack

Panos Louvieris is Professor of Information Systems in the Department of Computer Science at Brunel University London and leads the Digital Economy and Defence & Cyber Security research groups. His research interests are data and information fusion, defence and cyber security, personal data control and exchange in the digital economy.