Apr 142011

Date: 15 February 2007
Subject: Mobile phone security – the real issues
Speaker: Ricky Magalhaes (CISSP).
Venue: Highlands College – room 108 (the Blue room)

Event Description

The security of mobile devices, and particularly mobile phones, has been largely ignored until now. However, information stored on these devices – both personal and corporate, is becoming vulnerable from a growing range of threats. So how do you make sure that information on such devices is properly protected?

This event will look at some of the vulnerabilities in today’s mobile / phone devices, and the controls that you should consider using to mitigate these risks. Attendees will learn some simple steps that can be taken to protect both the mobile device and the information stored on it.

The event will last about 1 hour and complimentary light refreshments will be available beforehand. The event is open to all and should be of interest to anyone that is interested in mobile and device security, including business owners, ICT managers, and ICT technical specialists. BCS members attending this event will be able to claim 0.5 CPD points for continuous professional development.


Ricky Magalhaes is an experienced consultant with many years experience in information security. He has provided advice to a wide range of organizations in both the private and public sector in different parts of the world. He owns two security companies in South Africa and has also been involved in various Microsoft security initiatives.


This is a free event and non-members are welcome, but it would be helpful if you could email the event co-ordinator (jersey.events@bcs.org) if you plan to attend so that we can make the necessary arrangements (please note that we will not send an acknowledgement).


BCS Jersey thanks Highlands College for providing the room for this event.

User comment

‘Just a brief note to say that the talk last night by Ricky Magalhaes was very informative. His delivery was relaxed and certainly showed his in-depth knowledge of the subject and his experiences in the industry. I, for one, could have spent longer listening and finding out more about the issues related to mobile phone security. I hope future events this year are as informative as this first one of the year.’ – Richard Jandron