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THE 2022 FESTIVAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE
22 October - 13 November
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Secure Hardware Adoption, Data Sharing and the Protection of Personal Data

My local area theme

Professional audiences

What’s on offer?

This interactive workshop on "Secure Hardware Adoption, Data Sharing and the Protection of Personal Data" is targeted at businesses in the Leicester area: following an opening presentation by the workshop leads, it will provide opportunities for debate and discussion around the factors that drive hardware adoption decisions in practice, including the implications of data sharing for secure hardware adoption. The workshop connects closely with ongoing research being carried out by the leads dsbdopendata.org. The aim of the event is to establish new connections between academia and local businesses. Interested participants will also have the opportunity to participate further in our research by completing an in-depth interview at a future date.   Light refreshments will be provided and there will be opportunites for networking.

What’s it about?

The Digital Security by Design initiative aims to update the foundation of our insecure computing infrastructure. Improving hardware security is a key aspect of this undertaking, since secure hardware in turn supports the security of higher-level computing processes from BIOS up to desktop applications. Social science has a crucial part to play in achieving this goal. Securing our computing infrastructure relies not only on the availability of resilient hardware solutions but equally on the incentives of businesses to adopt secure technologies. Our research investigates the factors that drive firms’ decisions to adopt secure hardware, particularly in markets where data sharing and associated cyber-risks are prevalent. In this workshop we will share the progress of our work with you and give you an opportunity to contribute your views and experience to our ongoing research.

Who’s leading the event?

Dr Jacob Seifert, Lecturer in Economics at the University of Leicester

Open to

Businesses in the Leicester area. Light refreshments will be provided following the session.

Of particular interest to

The event is aimed at businesses in the Leicester area that process personal data, and particularly their IT and data security departments. Participants are encouraged to apply regardless of the sector in which their business operates. A diversity of views and experiences with respect to hardware adoption will be particularly valuable.

Event booking deadline

Booking closes 7 days before the event starts