Engineering Assets to be Safe and Secure: An Aerospace Perspective


Slides:Robert Oakes CSIRO

Date:30th September (Wednesday) 4 PM – 5 PM AEST (7 AM – 8 AM BST).

Title: Engineering Assets to be Safe and Secure: An Aerospace Perspective

Guest Speaker: Dr Robert Oates, Rolls-Royce, Nottingham, United Kingdom.

Dr Robert Oates is the Head of Product Cyber Security for Civil Aviation within Rolls-Royce. His specialism is the interaction between engineering for safety and engineering for security for cyber physical systems. He was the security lead for Sisu, the world’s first remotely operated commercial vessel, and has extensive experience in the transport, nuclear, and defence sectors. Dr Oates holds an Honorary Professorship in Safety and Security at De Montfort University and, prior to working at Rolls-Royce, was a Research Fellow at The University of Nottingham, looking at novel Artificial Intelligence algorithm design for industrial manufacturing systems.

Abstract: Engineering assets to be both safe and secure can be challenging and costly. The European Union’s cyber security legislation for aerospace aims to safeguard the digital future of air travel by guiding the creation of aircraft that can be trusted to operate in an increasingly hostile cyber environment. What lessons can be learned for other sectors and how can we overcome the complexity of balancing safety and security?