Past eventInvitation OnlyResearch Event

Things Fall Apart? Security Challenges Presented by the Internet of Things

23 January 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Chatham House, London


Chi Onwurah MP, Member of Parliament for Newcastle Central
Chair: Patricia Lewis, Research Director, International Security, Chatham House



The increased reliance on the internet of things (IoT) brings with it great opportunities and challenges. It will transform our daily lives, changing the way we manage transportation, health and our homes.

With these advancements however come serious cybersecurity risks as was illustrated by the 'Wannacry' attack earlier this year. It also raises questions over how managing these risks is becoming increasingly important to how we keep society safe.

At this roundtable, Chi Onwurah MP shares her view of what government and policymakers can and should do to help protect society from negative applications of the IoT.

The Chatham House Rule

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.