Dr. Jason Nurse conducts research in the Cyber Security Group at the University of Kent. His research focuses on the interaction between users and aspects of cyber security, privacy and trust. This considers the full spectrum of technologies in use today and encompasses a wide variety of topics. One topic that he is investigating is security and privacy in the internet of things (IoT) and social media (with an organizational and personal device focus). Another area of research focuses on usable security as well as security awareness programs in organizations and for the public. Further, Jason examines technical and psychological aspects of cybercrime (e.g. insider threat, phishing susceptibility, and ransomware). In addition, Jason is interested in understanding identity security and privacy risks in cyberspace (this also considers areas such as open-source intelligence). Jason is also conducting research on detection of fake news and rumors (or conversely, trustworthy content) on social media). A final area Jason studies is corporate security in light of new forms of technology (e.g. IoT, wearables, and cyber-insurance). Jason holds a M.Sc. in Internet Computing from the University of Hull and a Ph.D. in E-Business Security from the University of Warwick.
Hugo Fiennes is CEO and Co-founder of Electric Imp, an innovative and powerful Internet of Things-based cloud service and hardware platform that makes it simple to connect devices to the Internet. Hugo began developing hardware and software for early ARM-based computers in the late 1980s and has been building useful and successful things ever since. After designing many MP3 players for Rio, Hugo led Apple's hardware team through the first four generations of the groundbreaking iPhone, and was then an early advisor to Nest Labs, architecting the hardware for their first thermostat product before starting Electric Imp in 2011. He graduated first honors from University of Warwick in Coventry, England with a degree in Computer Systems Engineering.