Upcoming Events

Digital Trust & Security Guest Seminar Series 

We are delighted to announce the next round of speakers for the upcoming Digital Trust & Security Seminar Series. These events are designed to highlight key insights into developments, challenges and identify areas for growth within Digital Trust & Security.

Seminars are open to all and free to attend. They generally last an hour and include Q&A sections. See below for more details about each event with details on how to book your place.

Places are reserved on a first come, first serve basis. We advise you book your place asap to avoid disappointment.


Jamie Akhtar and Ben Koppelman, CyberSmart
Date and Time:
 Wed, 26 May 2021 | 12:45 – 14:00

Event Overview: The cybersecurity needs of SMEs are often overlooked yet they form the backbone of the digital economy. In this event, Jamie Akhtar will discuss how SMEs’ needs differ from those of larger enterprises, and how SMEs could be more effectively secured. Ben Koppelman will also share some research highlights from recent work to better understand and influence organisational behaviour, especially raising awareness about cybersecurity.

Speaker Bios: Jamie Akhtar is CEO of CyberSmart- a cybersecurity start-up turn scale-up that focuses on serving the security needs of SMEs. Jamie’s obsession with technology started at a young age, he has been building and breaking things since he could turn on a computer. He’s built over 100 web applications, served as the CTO of several organisations and wears a white hat as an ethical hacker. He is now founding CEO of CyberSmart, a venture-capital backed cyber security startup that provides automated compliance for SMEs.

Ben Koppelman leads CyberSmart's research and innovation work that includes exploring new incentives for organisational security. Previously Ben was consulting on the governance of emerging technologies, having spent over a decade at the Royal Society advising the Uk government on public policy and science and technology risk.


Digital Trust & Security Theme

As we become increasingly dependent on digital technology it is critical to understand whether we can we trust the security and resilience of the systems we use and the people we interact with. Find out more about Digital Futures’ Digital Trust and Security theme here: bit.ly/3uMgheI


Places are reserved on a first come, first serve basis. Book your place today to avoid disappointment.

For information regarding future seminars, please register for updates here: tinyurl.com/digitalfuturesuom