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May 5, 2020

Guess who's back, back again ... James is back, so listen in!

So James is officially back after a bit of a hiatus from the podcast, and on this episode him and Rafal sit down over a fun interview with Matt Lewis Research Director for the UK with NCC Group. Matt is the primary author on a report on "Smart Cities", and it's definitely something you should read.

We talk about the report, discuss the true nature of a smart city and what it means to live in one. Pay particular attention to how difficult it was not to jump right into Die Hard 4 references... although we eventually broke down and did it anyway.


Guest Bio

Matt Lewis is Research Director for the UK with NCC Group ( – a security consultancy that has over 35 global offices, 2,000 employees and 15,000 clients. He’s worked in Cyber Security for over 18 years since his Computer Science academic studies, which focused on formal methods for system specification and design. Since then Matt has worked in various roles across Defence, Intelligence, Commercial and Big 4. He specializes in security consultancy, scenario-based penetration testing, vulnerability research and development of security testing tools and methodologies. His consultancy, testing and research experience spans multiple technologies across all sectors and many FTSE 100 and Forbes 2000 companies. He has vast experience in facilitating security assurance within the Government sector. Matt is a public speaker with global recognition of his knowledge and expertise in biometric security. He regularly presents at international conferences and seminars on all manner of cybersecurity-related topics.