Creating your question(s)

Company questions posed to AIMday Cyber Security, Privacy and Trust will be communicated via this website to academics and researchers throughout the University of Edinburgh, allowing them to select the questions they feel they can add most value to according to their individual expertise.

When phrasing your question(s), please ensure that they are concrete and clear (with no abbreviations) and that they can be discussed openly. This style of questions work best for the AIMday format.

It helps to add context and background to your question(s), so that it is clear what exactly your challenge is and how our academics could potentially help find the solution.

We also recommend that at least two company representatives are available to join the discussion of each your questions in order to have a better balance in the session on the day. The company representatives should be well versed in the topic of the question(s) submitted and be prepared to provide further context and background.

We welcome up to three questions from each participating company or organisation.

Some examples of possible questions are listed below. You are welcome to contact us if you need help phrasing an appropriate question.

  • How can we improve good security hygiene behaviours such as locking computers, setting strong passwords, and regularly checking links in emails before clicking?
  • How can we best utilise our customers’ data to create added value without risking privacy exposures?
  • How do we future-proof our authentication mechanisms to ensure they will continue to be confidential and secure even in a post-quantum world?
  • What approaches exist to accomplish asset tracking for millions of items in a scalable, global way? For example, distributed ledger technology or distributed information storage?
  • How do we ensure that the code our developers are creating is correct in terms of the specification and free of security vulnerabilities?