VF2017: Security – The Enemy of Verification

Conference: Verification Futures 2017 (click here to see full programme)
Speaker: Peter Davies (Director – Security Concepts), Thales
Presentation Title: Security – The Enemy of Verification
Abstract: By using real examples this talk will set out to demonstrate how security features add exponentially to the complexity of verifying the correct design and operation a system. It will look at how good planning provides some mitigation of this complexity and is critical to the timely delivery of systems.

  • Security and Complexity
  • Security as an Emergent System Property
  • Planning for Success
Speaker Bio: As a Technical Director of Thales in the UK Peter has been their leading expert on Cryptography in the UK responsible for providing cryptography and information security direction and expertise on a variety of products and projects. Previous work includes the development and certification of flexible and interoperable commercial security solutions that are also widely used by governments; these solutions are available worldwide and support the security of both communications and infomatics in an international, multi grade environment. Peters specialist knowledge is at the core of the cyber defence and forensics activities that he undertakes combatting existential treats against business. Peter has, interacted on security and products at any level from Prime Minister, through Board to deep technical including Certification Labs and partners developing and sustaining business opportunities worldwide. Peter has generated patents in the area of digital DNA and his research covers aspects of technical security as well as aspects of super-identities and their role in combatting human based cyber-attacks. As well as contributing to standards Peter is a frequent speaker at international conferences and delivers lectures to postgraduate information and cyber security programmes in the UK and worldwide.