Cyber security: MPs take evidence on scientific advice in emergencies

17 November 2010

The Science and Technology Committee holds an evidence session on the Government's use of scientific advice and evidence to prepare for the threat of cyber attacks

The Committee questions witnesses on how prepared the Government is to deal with an attack and how it uses scientific advice and evidence to inform policy decisions.


At 9.30 am

  • Professor Ross Anderson, Professor of Security Engineering, University of Cambridge
  • Robert Hayes, Senior Fellow, The Microsoft Institute for Advanced Technology in Governments
  • Malcolm Hutty, Head of Public Affairs, London Internet Exchange (LINX)
  • Professor Peter Sommer, Visiting Professor, London School of Economics

At 10.30 am

  • Professor Bernard Silverman, Chief Scientific Adviser, Home Office
  • Dr Steve Marsh, Deputy Director, Office of Cyber Security and Information Assurance, Cabinet Office
  • Professor Mark Welland, Chief Scientific Adviser, Ministry of Defence

A further session with former and current Government ministers will be announced in due course.

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