Re-decentralization and Diversity Are Keys to Cyber Defense Says Cambridge University Expert

Most critical infrastructure has checks and balances in place, but as the public internet expands and more people become connected via even more mobile communications gadgets, including wearables, so too do the world’s security risks. “People make mistakes,” says Jon Crowcroft. “We’re going to need more care and much more attention to the security mechanisms.” Crowcroft believes that in recent years we’ve “gone in the opposite direction with less care being paid to these concerns.”

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In his interview with CMRubinWorld founder C M Rubin, Crowcroft, the Marconi Professor of Communications Systems and Chair of the Programme Committee at the Alan Turing Institute – University of Cambridge, sheds light on how governments can improve the confidentiality in cloud computing, and discusses the future of computer and AI. Crowcroft, an advocate for the democratization of machine learning and AI, is hopeful that all “citizens become able to make use of the tools.”

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Jon Crowcroft is the Marconi Professor of Communications Systems and Chair of the Programme Committee at the Alan Turing Institute – University of Cambridge. He started his career in computer science in the Cambridge computer lab 18 years ago. He is focusing on the confidentiality and personalization of cloud computing.

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