Security Innovation Talks Scaling at the 6th World Cyber Security Technology Research Summit

March 15, 2016 - William Whyte, Chief Scientist for Security Innovation, a cybersecurity provider and leader in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Training, will be showcasing his expertise at the CSIT 6th World Cyber Security Technology Research Summit in Belfast, Ireland.

The World Cyber Security Technology Research Summit is centered around new innovations and how they can be scaled successfully to have a positive global impact on cyber security. The event also represents an opportunity to learn from, and contribute to, the growth of new cyber security companies with global ambitions. Part of the Summit's uniqueness is it's bringing together the international research community alongside industry leaders, government policy makers, start-ups and SME's from around the world.

During the Summit, William Whyte will be speaking Wednesday, March 16th about the challenges and risks associated with scaling systems securely. Some key takeaways from Dr. Whyte's keynote are drawn from his experience planning and preparing for widespread deployment of vehicle-to-vehicle communications systems. They include: a discussion of how best to minimize the number of, and scale the impact of, individual decisions made centrally by humans in a large-scale system; how to manage the fact that when a human makes a decision that gets widely deployed, it might be wrong; and how to plan for the coming transition from classically-safe cryptographic algorithms to quantum-safe cryptographic algorithms such as NTRU.

“I'm pleased to be joining my distinguished colleagues at the 6th annual Cyber Security Summit," said William Whyte, Chief Scientist. "Scaling is the holy grail of most technology organizations, but it brings real and unexpected challenges. I am honored to be part of the conversation in my home town."

William Whyte is chair of the IEEE 1363 Working Group for new standards in public key cryptography and has served as technical editor of two published IEEE standards, IEEE Std 1363.1-2008 and IEEE Std 1609.2-2006, as well as the ASC X9 standard X9.98. Before joining Security Innovation, he was the Chief Technology Officer of NTRU Cryptosystems. He previously served as Senior Cryptographer with Baltimore Technologies in Dublin, Ireland. Dr. Whyte holds a PhD from Oxford University on Statistical Mechanics of Neural Networks and a B.A. from Trinity College.

About Security Innovation

Since 2002, Security Innovation has been the trusted partner for cybersecurity risk analysis and mitigation for the world’s leading companies, including Microsoft, Sony, GM, Disney, Google and Dell. Recognized as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training for the second year in a row, Security Innovation is dedicated to securing and protecting sensitive data in the most challenging environments - automobiles, desktops, web applications, mobile devices and in the cloud. Security Innovation is privately held and headquartered in Wilmington, MA USA. For more information, visit

About CSIT

CSIT, a recipient of a The Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2015, was established as the UK’s national Innovation & Knowledge Centre (IKC) for cyber security in 2009 with funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and InnovateUK with additional support from Invest Northern Ireland. In March 2015 CSIT announced phase 2 core funding, from EPSRC and InnovateUK, and with a focus on growth, CSIT will continue to produce ground breaking innovations and programs aimed at scaling new UK cyber security ventures at the Centre.