We take for granted every day that we are safe from security risks with our ubiquitous mobile phone because we’re protected by standards, statutes and privacy laws. We are mistaken, says ICT professional and former CIA operative Dr Henry Wolfe.
Each of the almost 5 billion mobile phones in use around the world is basically a small computer with a radio transmitter, receiver and other communication devices built in. Most have a GPS, in addition to other communication capabilities. Each capability presents risks. Most of us know about risks like malware, but he says, there are other “more insidious” risks that are lesser known.
The University of Otago lecturer is known internationally for his work on electronic forensics, encryption, surveillance, privacy and computer virus defences. Dr Wolfe has been an active ICT professional for almost 6 decades. He earned his PhD in information security in 1990 and for the past 35 years, has specialised in computer security. He has trained NZ, Australian and Singaporean police in electronic forensic techniques and regularly speaks on security and privacy issues at national and international conferences.
This Catalyst Trust talk will cover the risks and practical ways to mitigate them, in non-jargon language, followed by Q&A.
Please carpool; $5 koha at door; register at firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure your seat.