Dr. Ian Brown is a senior research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, where he leads research on public policy issues around information and the Internet, particularly privacy, copyright and e- democracy. He also works in the more technical fields of information security, networked systems and healthcare informatics. He is leading studies for the European Commission on the Future Internet and on technological challenges to data protection; and for the UK Research Councils on various privacy and security issues. Dr. Brown is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, the International University of Japan and the British Computer Society, a senior member of the ACM, and has consulted for the US Department of Homeland Security, JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, Allianz, McAfee, BT, the BBC, the Cabinet Office, Ofcom, the National Audit Office and the Information Commissioners Office. He has variously been a trustee of Privacy International, the Open Rights Group and the Foundation for Information Policy Research and an adviser to Greenpeace, the Refugee Council, Amnesty International and Creative Commons UK
Privacy and security by design
A plague of malware, Denial of Service attacks and data breaches is causing ongoing damage to Europe's digital economy and to citizens' trust in the online world. How could information systems be better designed in order to significantly reduce this damage? What should policymakers do to incentivise government agencies, companies and users to improve Internet security? And how we can provide a more stable and resilient technological infrastructure to underpin our information societies?