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Surrey Cyber Security Cluster | Innovations and Implications in 5G and Transport

November 30, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Innovations and Implications in 5G and Transport

30 November 2023 | 18:00 – 21:00 BST

Shilling Building, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham Hill, Egham Surrey TW20 0EX

Technical Level High:

This event is suitable for professionals with a high level of knowledge surrounding IT Networks and Cyber security.

Event Details

Surrey Cyber Security Cluster’s Red Team Thursday event is in motion, and they are thrilled to have the opportunity to be hosted by Royal Holloway, University of London. for a evening designed exclusively for tech experts and enthusiasts. During this event, they will discuss the security and safety requirements of potential drone networks for the delivery of light cargo in cities.

Surrey Cyber Security Cluster will delve into topics such as ethical considerations, effective communication, and appropriate scope definition. Attendees will gain a better understanding of how to conduct Red Teaming exercises with care and responsibility, without compromising the integrity of the organisation they are working with.

Featured Presentation

The question of what resilience means to UAVs in urban airspace, and the technological implications of this at design time, is central to this talk. Darren asks: What happens when 5g fails, and drones fall back on alternative communication methods to ensure their safe operation?

Darren will give a guided tour through the concept of Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs), from his PhD work exploring the security issues of MANET routing and weak security assumptions made in the design of such protocols, through to his current work identifying methods of securing such networks in practice.

Event Speaker

Darren Hurley-Smith
Senior Lecturer
Royal Holloway, University of London
Darren Hurley-Smith is a Senior Lecturer in Information Security with the Information Security Group, Royal Holloway University of London. He received the B.Eng. (Hons) in Hardware and Software Engineering (2012), and a PhD. in Autonomous Systems Network Security (2015) from the University of Greenwich. Since then, he has worked in a variety of security-related areas, including RFID authentication, random number generation, and statistical testing.

Darren is particularly interested in the impact of engineering and implementation choices on the security of everyday systems – particularly cutting-edge drone networks and autonomous vehicles. He is the Technical Operations Manager for Omnidrome – Royal Holloway’s dedicated cross-disciplinary drone lab. He is also a keen VHDL developer and enjoys reverse engineering random number generators and hardware-implemented cryptosystems.

Dr. Nick Reed

Founder at Reed Mobility, Chief Road Safety Adviser at National Highways
Dr Nick Reed is the founder of Reed Mobility, an independent research consultancy on the future of mobility, working across public, private and academic sectors to deliver transport systems that are safe, clean, efficient, ethical and equitable.

He has led numerous trials of self-driving vehicles in the UK and has advised the European Commission and UK government on automated vehicle regulations.

In November 2021, he was appointed as the first ever Chief Road Safety Adviser to National Highways, providing review and challenge to the organisation in its aim to deliver Vision Zero on the national strategic road network.


November 30, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:


Surrey Cyber Security Cluster
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Shilling Building, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham Hill, Egham Surrey TW20 0EX
Shilling Building Royal Holloway, University of London Egham Hill
Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX United Kingdom
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