Charles Brookson

Charles worked in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and is an Electronic Engineer. He was Head of Security for the UK mobile operator one2one and worked in British Telecom for twenty years. He has worked in many security areas over the last 40 years, including Cryptographic systems, secure designs, policies, auditing, and mobile radio for over 30 years.

He was Chairman on the GSM Association Security Group for 25 years, and took part GSM and 3GPP security standards, chairing the Algorithm Expert Group in 1986 which helped define GSM Security. He also helped to define Public Key Standards and ISO 27000 Standards. He is Chairman of the ETSI TC CYBER. He was awarded an OBE for services to Telecommunications Security in 2015.

Key points of Charles presentation:

· European and Global activities

· New NIS Standard from ETSI TC CYBER

· Further activity on GDPR and Cybersecurity Directive Standards

· Impact of Quantum computers on Cryptography