Upcoming events

Below you will find details of any upcoming events and links to sign-up:

Technology Access Programme Funding Opportunity: Live briefing and Q&A

Monday 5 September 2022 11.30 – 12.30pm

Join this live Q&A webinar for the opportunity to find out how your organisation could receive £15,000 in funding from the Digital Security by Design programme and gain access to the cutting-edge Arm Morello board incorporating CHERI architecture.

Through the Digital Security by Design Technology Access Programme, UK-based companies can use these technologies to uncover security vulnerabilities in their own systems before they become a problem, and provide findings that could influence the design of future computer systems.



Tuesday 6 September 2022 10:00 – 18:00

King’s College London, Edmond J. Safra Lecture Theatre, King’s Building, Strand Campus,
London, WC2R 2LS

The UKRI Digital Security by Design (DSbD) government-led programme is working to create an ecosystem around the adoption of CHERI concepts to significantly increase the protection of next-generation products and services from cyber-attack. CHERITech22 is a workshop providing a venue for technical discussion around CHERI infrastructure of all kinds, including hardware, software, and verification. The focus is to bring together people working on or interested in CHERI technology, and to share existing work and future ideas to develop the CHERI ecosystem. Attendance is free and lunch and refreshments are provided.

Previous events

If you missed an event or want to rewatch a presentation, catch up below-

Is the future for secure computer systems open source?

Will our industry end up completely open source? How are tech companies already embracing open source as an ethos and practically? Will it make our systems safer and more secure? Is there an alternate future?

Hosted by renowned cybersecurity journalist and author, Geoff White, the event started with a keynote address by Bruce Perens, co-founder of the Open Source Initiative, before proceeding to a panel discussion, ’Does open sourcing code make for less vulnerable code?‘ with audience Q&A. Perens was joined by Amanda Brock – CEO of OpenUK, the UK body for Open Technology, Andy Martin – CEO and Founder of ControlPlane and Mark Inskip – Programme Director, Morello Program, Arm.



You can watch all the highlights, full event recordings and individual presentations on the Digital Security by Design YouTube channel.

UK Four Nations roadshows

From 21 February to 10 March 2022 Digital Security by Design hosted roadshow events across the four nations. We heard from historians, researchers, tech journalists, engineers and thought leaders on a range of different themes around the evolution of digital security by design in computer systems and where our future may be heading.

21 February: The history of computers

3 March: Exploring new technologies in cyber security

8 March 2022: Strengthen the foundations and make the world more secure

10 March: The future for trusted computers



You can watch all the highlights, full event recordings and individual presentations on the Digital Security by Design YouTube channel.

Can future hardware make our software more secure?

Are you interested in trialling a new technique that stops buffer overflows and other memory-safety issues — even in C or C++?

If you missed the in person event at Cambridge’s Bradfield Centre on March 15, you can catch up on the presentations and Q&A with presenters to find out about:

– Cambridge University’s new CHERI architecture: Capability Hardware Enhanced RISC Instructions.
– Why Arm partnered with University of Cambridge to develop prototype silicon.
– How you can use this prototype — the Arm Morello Board — to find bugs and memory safety issues in your existing code.
– How you can get hold of a Morello board plus £15,000 funding to trial the Morello prototype architecture in your organisation.


What is Digital Security by Design?

Technology Access Programme launch event and digital security webinar

On 25 January 2022 we launched the Digital Security by Design Technology Access Programme. The programme offers tech companies of all sizes the opportunity to trial Arm’s prototype Morello Board and CHERI, a new instruction set architecture developed by the University of Cambridge. These prototype technologies have the potential to change the way we develop future software and hardware – making software less vulnerable to memory safety issues and systems more secure and resilient.

Here’s Digital Security by Design Challenge Director, John Goodacre explaining the Digital Security by Design project and how companies can get get involved.

The full event recording is available on our YouTube channel.

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