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Securing Safety Critical Systems

Robert Oates

Global Software Capability Team Lead, Rolls-Royce

Ensuring that products are adequately secure from cyber-attack is a challenging engineering discipline in the face of more capable adversaries and new, highly-interconnected technologies. It is additionally challenging when the product being secured is safety-critical. This talk reviews some of the challenges and proposes a number of solutions to tackling the complex interactions between these disciplines.

About Robert Oates

Dr Robert Oates is the Global Capability Team Lead within Rolls-Royce's Control Systems organisation. His technical speciality is Product Cyber Security, with a particular interest in engineering systems to be both safe and secure. He leads the cyber security activities for Rolls-Royce's Ship Intelligence programmes, responsible for ensuring that remotely operated and autonomous ships are both actually and demonstrably secure. He holds a Masters Degree in Applied Computer Science and Cybernetics from the University of Reading and a Doctorate in Robotics and Security from the University of Nottingham.

Sponsored by

AdaCore Capgemini Engineering

Supported by

AdaCore
Capgemini Engineering
Ansys
Harmonics
LDRA
RTI
Phixos
Rapita Systems Ltd
SDC Systems
Sysgo
Vector
Wind River
DDC-I
Harmonic Software Systems
TEKTowr
TrustInSoft
SafeCap