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From Zero Day to Doomsday – Public Lecture

Updated Thursday, 8th March 2018

Join us in the Berrill Theatre or online on Tuesday 27 March 2018, 6:00 - 7:30 pm for the Public Lecture – From Zero Day to Doomsday.


We are delighted to invite you to From Zero Day to Doomsday, a lecture by Mike Richards on the WannaCry ransomware cyber-attack, which had serious implications last year for the NHS and businesses around the world.


Date: Tuesday 27 March 2018
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Venue: The Open University, Berrill Lecture Theatre, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA



Mike Richards joined The Open University in 1996 to help trial teaching over the Internet. Since then he has taught courses including an introduction to robotics, playful computer programming, and the internet of things. Most recently he has been writing about aspects of computer security from malicious software to cybercrime and cyberwar. 

Mike’s lecture is inspired by his teaching for the OU Module TM112 Introduction to computing and information technology, which will run from April October 2018.
In From Zero Day to Doomsday, Mike will focus on the potential threat from hidden software bugs that are being exploited by criminals and governments alike with the intention of causing harm to the computer systems that we all rely on.
After his lecture, Mike will be joined by a panel of experts to discuss the topic in more depth.
Event programme: 
18:00-18:45 From Zero Day to Doomsday
18:45-19:30 Panel and Q&A
19:30-20:15 Drinks and canapes 
There will be time for questions and comments. We very much hope you will be able to attend what promises to be an inspiring event and have your say.



  • If you are attending the event in person there will be networking, discussion opportunities and refreshments after the event.
  • Can't join in person?  WATCH THE EVENT LIVE ON THIS PAGE 

If you are viewing the event by live stream, please do take the opportunity to have your questions answered by our speakers LIVE during the event by registering and posting in the OpenLearn comments box below this article. 


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