Chevening Explores... Hacking: the Future of Warfare?

13 Nov 2017
17:30 to 21:00 Monday 13 November 2017
University of Manchester 37 Allerton Walk Manchester M13 9TG

The first in the Chevening Explores series, hosted by the University of Manchester, is going to delve into the murky world of cyber security.

As our lives become increasingly dependent upon computer systems and cyber technologies grow ever more sophisticated, the internet has emerged as the new battleground of the 21st century.

From criminals stealing credit cards to foreign governments' hacking, cyberwarfare knows no territorial bounds.

We will be joined by leading professors, Dr Daniel Dresner and Dr Shavana Musa, who will be exploring this topic with us.

Dr Dresner spent four years at ‘The Defence Academy of the United Kingdom’ and his current research focuses on the socio-technical aspects of cyber security from nation state threats.

Dr Musa is an expert in international law who has worked extensively on the regulation of the arms trade, cyber security, and weapons systems. Both currently teach at the University of Manchester.

The evening will be followed with a networking reception where you will have the opportunity to continue to explore this topic with your peers over drinks and nibbles.


17:30 to 17:45: Arrival of students and registration at University Place, the University of Manchester 
18:00 to 18:30: Dr Daniel Dresner - Information and cyber security and governance
18:40 to 19:10: Dr Shavana Musa – International Law 
19:15 to 19:45: Question and answer session with Dr Dresner and Dr Musa 
19:45 to 21:00: Networking with drinks and nibbles

Cost: Free
Eventbrite password: Available in October Scholargram
Ticketing system: Ballot
Tickets available: Monday, 16 October, 10:00

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