Janet Network & Cyber Security

Thursday 18 May 2017


  • 6.30 pm to 7.00 pm - Refreshments and Networking
  • 7.00 pm to 7:40 pm - Talk on Janet Network and Cyber Security
  • 7:40 pm to 7:50 pm - Q&A and Close  

Greenwich School of Management, Greenford Campus, 891 Greenford Rd, Greenford, UB6 0HE| Map

Free to attend for BCS members and non-Members
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Serving over 18 million users, the Janet network provides UK research and education with a highly reliable and secure, world-class network, enabling national and international communication and collaboration

Steve will explain what the Janet network is and does and then go into the Cyber & Information security threats and explain the systems and methods of how they deal with them. He will also cover the DDoS attack on the Janet network and the plans and mitigation they have since put in place with some case studies of attacks.

Speaker: Steve Kennett

Steve Kennett served 23 years in the Royal Air Force as a telecommunications engineer, specialised in Data communications, Cryptography & Data protection (cyber and Information security). He joined Ofcom in 2005 and was part of the successful Ofcom Olympics Spectrum Delivery team responsible for keeping the Spectrum for the London 2012 Games free from Interference

Steve joined Janet in Jan 2013 as the Head of Operational Services and Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO).

Steve is currently the Security Director and SIRO responsible for Jisc’s response to the increasing cyber security threat, providing leadership for the development of the cyber security strategy and policy to ensure that an extensive programme of enhanced cyber security services and initiatives is maintained that protect the network and meets the needs of Jisc’s members and customers whilst maintaining a high level of cyber security across the Janet network and other Jisc services.