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Regulating for Cybersecurity

Dr Ian Brown
Oxford University
Date: 22 November 2011
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Venue: KSW 3.01


Advanced economies are increasingly dependent on computing and communications technologies, yet the media is full of stories about viruses, hackers and other threats to the reliability of critical information systems. How significant are these risks? Is there a role for regulators in addressing them? What types of regulatory response are likely to be most effective?

About the speaker

Dr Brown is a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University. He has written extensively on public policy issues around information and the Internet, particularly privacy, copyright and e-democracy. He has also worked in the more technical fields of information security, networking and healthcare informatics. In 2004 Dr Brown was voted as one of the 100 most influential people in the development of the Internet in the UK over the previous decade. In 2011 he co-authored with Prof. Peter Sommer a report on 'Reducing Systemic Cybersecurity Risk' for the OECD.