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Hugh Boyes


Hugh Boyes is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the IET and holds the CISSP credential issued by (ISC)2. His career as a project and programme manager encompassed a number of public and private sector roles, including complex building, enterprise architecture, deployment of ERP systems. During the first half of his career he was responsible for managing the design, procurement and delivery of complex technical systems, buildings and infrastructure in support of the security and intelligence operations of a UK government department. Following his move into consultancy roles in the private sector, he has managed the IT elements of a bid to relocate a government department, managed the business process and back office systems design for a major utility company, worked as an expert witness on two significant IT disputes.

Hugh is the Cyber Security Lead at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), where he focuses on develop cyber security skills initiatives for engineering and technology communities. This work is particularly focused on the design and operation of cyber-physical systems, e.g. industrial control systems, building automation systems, etc. As part of this work he works with the Trustworthy Software Initiative, particularly on aspects relating to knowledge dissemination and the education and awareness aspects.

Hugh has written a technical briefing document for the IET and CPNI on resilience and cyber security of technology in the built environment. He is currently writing a follow on document which will provide a code of practice for cyber security in the built environment. At WMG his research focuses on cyber resilience and the cyber security of control systems.