AI and Human Implants: 

Infosecurity Europe Looks at Future as Brains Become Linked To Networks

AI and cyber security / info security are some of the biggest issues and considerations for the business community and mankind in general. Cyber threats in particular are a growing worry for global and European businesses. Infosecurity Europe 2016 ”Europe's number one information security event" with nearly 400 exhibitors, offering the most advanced info security software and all areas related for IT infrastructure and thought leadership. In this event a company or professionals can grab bag of intruder detection, inside threat analytics, bad actor exclusion, malware screening, phishing and whaling protection, and many more, in exchange for their slice of the fast growing $80 billion (£55 billion) global infosec powerful budget. The UK has a strong and innovative domestic cyber security sector which contributes over £17 billion to the economy. Our cyber security exports are growing, with a rise in market share from 3.6% to 4.4%. This amounts to £1.47 billion in 2014 – up 35% since 2012. This puts the UK on course to meet our target of £2 billion cyber security exports by the end of 2016 and indicates strong progress towards our aspiration of £4 billion by 2020. (source: The UK Cyber Security Strategy 2011-2016, British Government).


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  The Cyber security make includes product categories of exhibitors (vendors and service suppliers) that include:


  • Anti - Malware
  • Application Security
  • BC/DR/Investigation
  • Encryption
  • Human factors / governance / compliance
  • Identity Access Management
  • Mobile
  • Outsourcing/Managed Services
  • Secure Transactions


On this event Kevin Warwick, Emeritus Professor at Reading and Coventry Universities, gave the Closing Keynote Speech,

Artificial Intelligence, Implants, and Future Security Issues

, at Infosecurity Europe today. in a session that looked at implant technology, both in terms of new forms of identification, and in bringing humans and technology together, particularly with regard to the security issues that this presents. Kevin Warwick said:

“Artificial Intelligence will help to raise cyber security levels but it will also be a tool for hackers to break the security down. As humans and technology get closer and closer, as brains become linked directly to networks so security will become absolutely vital.”

Watch a video interview with Kevin Warwick here

Additional show highlights included:


  • Founder and CEO of BH Consulting Brian Honan took his place in Infosecurity Europe’s Hall of Fame, joiningindustry luminaries including Jack Daniel, Dr Eric Cole, Mikko Hypponen, Shlomo Kramer, David Lacey, Professor Fred Piper, Professor Howard Schmidt, Bruce Schneier, Whitfield Diffie, Paul Dorey, Stephen Bonner, Dan Kaminsky, Eugene Kaspersky and Phil Zimmerman
  • The fifth annual European Security Blogger Awards were announced yesterday evening. Nominated and voted for by the public, with votes added by judges including Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame member Jack Daniel, journalists Matthew Schwartz and John Leyden and others, the awards were presented in a reception held in the Pillar Hall, Olympia. The full list of winners can be found at here
  • Keynote Stage seminars that continued the core themes if this year’s event around ‘securing the connected human’ and ‘building cyber resilience in a connected enterprise’ included events on: Fostering Better Engagement Between Business & Law Enforcement to Effectively Respond to Cybercrime; Managing & Mitigating 3rd Party Information Risk in the Connected Enterprise; and Secure Coding & Development: Embedding Application Security into Business Processes



Infosecurity Europe is the region’s premier conference and exhibition for the Information Security community. With 320+ leading vendors, service providers and thought leaders plus over 160+ hours of complimentary conference sessions, we offer numerous opportunities to network, learn and contribute. The event takes place at Olympia London on 7-9 June 2016. Infosecurity Europe is the founding brand of Infosecurity Group – a business unit of Reed Exhibitions UK Ltd. It is Europe’s number one information security event, featuring the largest and most comprehensive education programme, and over 315 exhibitors showcasing the most diverse range of products and services to 12,000 visitors.