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BCS Shropshire - Branch Event with David Evans and Ian Bryant

Date: Thursday 3rd March 2016 - 6.15pm for 6.30pm start

Venue: TCAT - Telford College of Arts and Technology, Haybridge Road, Wellington, Telford, TF1 2NP in Room E201

TITLE: BCS Shropshire - Branch Event




David EvansSynopsis: BCS strategy of Making IT good for society is about the IT industry, IT professionals and ITs interaction with the world around us

Speaker: David Evans - Director for Policy and Community (BCS)


"David Evans joined BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT in 2006. He is Director for Policy and Community. After a physics degree, David started his career in IT, moving into a variety of marketing, communications and policy roles in from small businesses, higher education, and some well-known global technology brands. In addition to being a professional member of BCS, he is also a member at the Institute of Directors."





Synopsis: Can We Make Software Better?

Speaker: Ian Bryant - Technical Director of the Trustworthy Software Initiative (TSI)

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Ian BryantMost software has defects in the coding which can cause the software to fail. Trustworthy Software is software that is appropriately free from such defects. It performs as it should, when it should and how it should. No software can be proven completely free from defects, but the level of “trustworthiness” should be appropriate to the software’s purpose. Five facets make this happen: safety, reliability, availability, resilience and security. The Trustworthy Software Initiative (TSI) is a public good initiative supported and funded through the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Programme with a mission to “Make Software Better”. TSI provides knowledge, skills and capability to the supply, demand and education communities to enable the creation and maintenance of software that really is trustworthy.


Ian Bryant is Professional Engineer, currently assigned as the Technical Director of the Trustworthy Software Initiative (TSI), the UK’s public private partnership for Making Software Better. He has spent much of his career as a public servant as a peripatetic Principal technical specialist, assigned to a variety of organisations (including Cabinet Office, Defence, National Archives, National Policing, and NISCC) and roles (including Incident Response, Research, Satellite Engineering, and Software/System Verification). He was intimately involved with various TSI predecessor activities, including leading the original Cabinet Office (CSIA) study on Secure Software Development, being Technical Manager for the Pilot Operation of the then CSIA Claims Tested Mark (CCT Mark) Scheme, and leading a Special Interest Group (SIG) on Standardisation. In the wider Standards context, he is a member of several BSI Committees, in particular the panel on Information Security (IST/033) for which he is a Deputy Chair, and Lead UK Expert on Architecture; Cybersecurity; Incidents / Investigations / Evidence; and Software. He is also a member of the ETSI MTS SIG on Security. He Co-Chairs the National Information Assurance Forum (NIAF), was lead Information Security specialist for the recent European Commission (EC) funded MS3i / NEISAS Projects, and is a Visiting Lecturer at a number of Universities.