Executive Steering Board
Professor John Haine – Chairman, IoT Security Foundation
John Haine has spent his career in the electronics and communications industry, working for British Telecom, Marconi, PA Consulting, and with start-ups including Cognito and Ionica. His technical background includes R&D in radio circuitry and microwave circuit theory; and the design of novel radio systems for cordless telephony, mobile data, and fixed wireless access. He has led standardisation activities in both the latter areas in ETSI, and contributed to WiMax.
In 1999 he joined TTP Communications working on research, technology strategy and M&A activities; and after the company’s acquisition by Motorola became Director of Technology Strategy in Motorola Mobile Devices. After leaving Motorola he was CTO Enterprise Systems with ip.access Limited, the leading manufacturer of GSM picocells and 3G femtocells. In early 2010 he joined Cognovo Limited, which was acquired by u-blox AG in 2012. In u-blox John worked on RF platform strategy for future wireless modules. He led u-blox’ involvement in a major 3GPP standards activity on low complexity cellular communications for the Internet of Things, and the company’s early development of devices for trials and demonstrations. Now retired from u-blox he is Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor at Bristol University, focusing on Radio Systems for the Internet of Things.
John has a first degree from Birmingham (1971) and a PhD from Leeds (1977) universities. He is a member of the IET and IEEE and serves on the Cambridge Wireless Board.
Professor Ben Azvine – Global Head of Security Research and Innovation, BT
Professor Ben Azvine is the global head of security research and innovation at BT. He has 25 years’ experience in both academia and industry. His previous roles included leading the IT research centre and head of business intelligence & customer analytics research at BT Group Chief Technology Office. He holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering, an MSc in Control Engineering, a PhD in Intelligent Control Systems from Manchester University and an MBA from Imperial College, London. Having held research fellowship and lectureship posts in several universities, he joined BT in 1995 to lead a research programme to develop and exploit novel Artificial Intelligence technology to support next generation IT systems for BT. Since then he has held senior, principal, chief research scientist posts at Adastral Park in Ipswich where he is currently based.
He has edited two books and published more than 100 scientific articles on novel application of intelligent systems. He is an inventor of 50 patent applications, has won 4 BCS and an IET gold medals for IT innovation, holds visiting professorship positions at the Universities of Bristol, Cranfield and Bournemouth. He acted as the chairman of the European network of excellence for Uncertainty management techniques from 1998 to 2001. His current research interests include the application of intelligent systems to security, protection of critical national infrastructure, data analysis and information & knowledge management. His current projects include Cyber, cloud & internet security, intelligent assessment of security events, future compliance and risk management and future identity and access management.
Professor David Rogers – Founder & CEO, Copper Horse Solutions Ltd
David is a mobile phone security expert and is the CEO of Copper Horse Solutions Ltd, a software and security company based in Windsor, UK.
Having worked in the mobile industry for over 17 years in security and engineering roles, David’s is currently focusing his commercial interests on security and privacy research for the Internet of Things and Smart Cities.
In 2016, David was appointed Visiting Professor in Cyber Security and Digital Forensics with the Computer Science Department at York St John University and he teaches Mobile Systems Security at the University of Oxford. He also chairs the Device Security Group at the GSMA and his book ‘Mobile Security: A Guide for Users’ was published in 2013.
Majid Bemanian – Director of Segment Marketing, Imagination Technologies
Majid Bemanian is Director of Marketing for Imagination, responsible for driving the company’s strategic security initiatives and leading its market strategy for the networking and storage segments. He also co-chairs the prpl Foundation’s security working group, focused on developing open standards and APIs around next-generation embedded security solutions. Prior to joining Imagination in 2013, Mr. Bemanian was Director of Marketing for the Processor Business Unit at AppliedMicro. He has more than 30 years of high-tech industry experience with hands-on engineering, marketing and business management skills. Bemanian has held key management positions with Amdahl Communications, Ascom-Timeplex, Encore Video, Raytheon Semi, LSI Logic, AppliedMicro and many early-stage startups. He holds several patents and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno.
John Moor – Managing Director, IoT Security Foundation
John Moor is the Managing Director of the IoT Security Foundation.
He has more than 30 years experience in electronic systems and microelectronics industries and holds executive leadership and general manager responsibilities for IoTSF. Previously John served as a vice-president at NMI where he was tasked with formulating strategy and leading the implementation of key innovation initiatives including creating a portfolio of technical engineering networks, establishing the UK Electronics Skills Foundation, running the Future World Symposium and participating in overseas trade missions to USA and Japan.
Prior to NMI, John was one of the founders of Bristol-based start-up ClearSpeed Technology (formerly PixelFusion Ltd). During this time he led engineering operations at vice-president level and was responsible for technology acquisitions, establishing international supply chain operations and acquiring capability in the UK, USA and Taiwan.
John holds an MA (Distinction) in Strategic Marketing Management from Kingston University London and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Leicester. John’s formative engineering career centred on leading-edge microprocessor based systems (substantially parallel systems) and used in data communications, high performance computing, graphics and virtual reality applications.
Ken Munro – Partner, Pen Test Partners
Ken has been working in IT security for over 15 years. He writes for various newspapers and industry magazines and is a regular source of comment and sanity on IoT issues to various news agencies and the BBC. He has grown a reputation as someone who cuts through the noise, spin and scaremongering put about by many security vendors. He takes a very active role in the IoT space. When not presenting findings, facilitating workshops, or briefing organisations Ken also provides advice to device manufacturers and is a huge advocate of responsible disclosure.
Kenny Paterson – Professor of Information Security, RHUL
Kenny is Professor of Information Security at Royal Holloway, University of London. Prior to joining Royal Holloway in 2001, he worked at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Bristol, first as a member of technical staff and latterly as a project manager. He holds a PhD in mathematics from the University of London. From 2010 to 2015, Kenny was an EPSRC Leadership Fellow working on a project entitled “Cryptography: Bridging Theory and Practice”. This project had a strong emphasis on the analysis of deployed cryptographic systems and the development of provably secure solutions to real-world cryptographic problems. Kenny co-founded the “Real World Cryptography” series of workshops to support the development of this broad area and to strengthen the links between academia and industry. He is co-chair of the IRTF’s research group on Cryptography, CFRG; this group provides expert advice to the IETF in an effort to strengthen the Internet’s core security protocols. Kenny has won several prizes and awards for his research, including a Google Distinguished Paper Award in 2012, an Applied Networking Research Prize from the IRTF in 2013, and an Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies in 2015.
Kenny serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Cryptology, was programme chair for EUROCRYPT 2011, and an invited speaker at ASIACRYPT 2014.
Haydn Povey – CEO & Founder, Secure Thingz Ltd
Haydn is the Founder & CEO of Secure Thingz Limited, a company focused on developing and delivering next generation security technology into the Internet of Things (IoT) and other connected systems. The company is focused on developing secure gateway technology and also has products supporting secure device production. Secure Thingz additionally has a broad consultancy base encompassing AsiaPac, North America and EMEA.
Haydn has been in senior management at leading global technology companies for over 20 years, with the last 10 years in senior marketing and business development roles at ARM Holdings, the leading Microprocessor IP (Intellectual Property) company. Haydn most recently headed ARMs strategy and product roadmaps for Security within IoT and M2M marketplaces where he worked with critical groups within the US and UK government responsible for the development and deployment of security frameworks, alongside many leading silicon vendors, OEMs and system integrators and software solutions.
Previously Haydn was Director Security Products & Technologies within the ARM Processor Division where he owned a broad array of products including TrustZone, which delivers security foundations in the majority of global mobiles and tablets, and SecurCore, which is the foundations for the majority of 32-bit SmartCards and SIMS.
Prior to owning security at ARM Haydn led the development and introduction of the Cortex-M microprocessor family which has led to the rapid adoption of 32-bit microcontroller technology around the globe and underpins the majority of Internet of Things devices.
Earlier in his career Haydn held positions as Global Head of Sales and Marketing with various early stage technology companies as well as senior sales and marketing roles with National Instruments in both the UK and the US.
Dr Steve Babbage – Distinguished Engineer, Vodafone
Dr Steve Babbage is a Distinguished Engineer at Vodafone. He is the head of security and mathematics in Vodafone Group Research and Development, and the chief cryptographer for the Vodafone Group. Since 2002 he has been the chair of ETSI SAGE (Security Algorithms Group of Experts), the group that specifies all standardised crypto algorithms for 3GPP. Before joining Vodafone, he worked in the mathematics department of Racal Comsec Ltd, a company that designed, manufactured and supplied communication security equipment for both commercial and military use around the world; Steve’s department was responsible for the cryptographic algorithms implemented in all this equipment. Steve is a Technical Advisor to Nok Nok Labs, and a member of the GSM Association’s Fraud and Security Advisory Panel; he was formerly a Technical Advisor to PGP Corporation and a director of tScheme. He received an MA in Mathematics and Philosophy from Merton College, Oxford and a PhD in Mathematics from Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, London.
Richard Marshall – Plenary Group Chair, IoT Security Foundation & Managing Consultant, Xitex Ltd
Richard is Managing Consultant at Xitex Limited, which provides consultancy on defining and launching wired and wireless connected products with emphasis on creating secure IoT products and their secure supply chains. He has spent over 25 years in the electronics and communications sectors, having worked for Lucent Technologies, Sony, Cisco and also being a founding lead team member at startups Ubiquisys and nSine. At Ubiquisys and subsequently Cisco, after its acquisition of Ubiquisys in 2013, Richard was the Product Manager for their global cloud based activation system for 3G/4G small cells. This role being the security advocate, technology champion and secure manufacturing supply chain architect for the small cells manufactured in Europe and SE Asia.
Richard has held a variety of senior lead engineering roles in the wireless and consumer electronics sectors with a focus on embedded and FPGA-based platforms. In the last 25 years he has been involved in FPGA implementations for a range of applications including custom CDMA wireless and PCM processing, 1 bit DSD professional audio, petrochemical ‘down hole’ sensing, medical and industrial instruments. Aside from design of products Richard has been deeply involved with new product introduction in production in the UK, USA, Europe and SE Asia, always with a focus of ‘on line, on time’.
New Executive Board Appointments
The Internet of Things Security Foundation has been launched with commitment and support from the executive steering board. Board positions are for senior employees of staff from IoTSF membership and we are looking to further extend the diversity and range of leadership especially in the United States and Asia. If this is of interest to your organisation we have a process for submitting board member position applications – please contact John Moor
with your contact details in the first instance.