The Story of the COV-19 Tracing App Explained. Is a Blockchain Needed? (30th June 2020)

Online via Zoom.

Dr Maria Vigliotti will discuss how a COV-19 Tracing App would work, including the app developed by the NHS. The latter has not been considered sufficiently secure by the National Cybersecurity Centre, which is one of the reasons why recently the UK Government has changed plans and decided to join forces with major tech companies for a new release of the app.

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About our speaker

Dr Maria Grazia Vigliotti, Cyber Security & Blockchain Professional, Imperial College London

A lifelong experienced computing professional, who has worked as academic at Imperial College London specialising in writing AI algorithms to aid in cyber security and formal code verification.

Maria has worked in cyber security by convening and leading the development of the cyber security strategy for the entire British railway industry and worked on prevention of cryptographic attacks on the European Railway Traffic Management Systems (ERTMS). Maria has also advised most of the major players in the UK nuclear industry on smart device security.

Currently, Maria Grazia Vigliotti leads Sandblocks Consulting, a boutique consultancy specialising in blockchain technology and cybersecurity.

Maria G. Vigliotti is the co-author of “The Executive Guide to Blockchain”. The book aims to demystify blockchain by offering a jargon-free explanation to various aspects of the technology.