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Welcome to BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT,Isle of Man Section website. Our section was created on the 7th of July 2004 as an international section of the BCS as per other jurisdictions such as Jersey, Guernsey, Switzerland and Hong Kong.

Our Section holds either a professional or social event each month from September to June. There may also be impromptu social events in July and August. Our events are normally open to non-members.

Our forthcoming events are published on our web site and if you happen to be on the Isle of Man at a time coinciding with an open event please join us. If you are a BCS member and regular visitor to the island or would like to register with the Section anyway, then please update your details held by the BCS.

23rd April – Transformation & Security Masterclasses

BCS Isle of Man presents two events next Thursday 23rd April 2015 – you can attend either or both: 

  • a lunchtime event at The Forum, starting at 1200;  and
  • an evening event at The Forum, starting at 1730 for 1800 (complimentary refreshments, networking, etc from 1730) 

Lunch time:   “Transformation Masterclass with James Robbins” –  Thursday 23rd April:  1200 noon –  The Forum, 17-18 Mount Havelock, Douglas, IM1 2QG

Northumbria Water Group, services 5 million customers in the North and South East England: Its CIO James Robbins led the transformation of the business with an industry-leading digital strategy.  He was previously CIO at Northern Rail and at Abellio, so he is looking forward to seeing the Steam Railway and an update on the Isle of Man GTFS “next bus” mobile app!

Northumbria Water Group is part of Hong Kong listed Cheung Kong Infrastructure (CKI) Holdings (HKSE: 1038), founded by billionaire investor and philanthropist Li Ka-shing.

Please register at Eventbrite to attend the Transformation Masterclass event.

 

Evening:   “Security Masterclass with Firstbase Technologies” – Thursday 23rd April:  1730 for 1800  –  The Forum, 17-18 Mount Havelock, Douglas, IM1 2QG

Peter Wood and Mike McLaughlin are “white hats” from Firstbase Technologies LLP and they will host a timely Masterclass on systems security, penetration tests and corporate governance given the recent local interest in a global data island policy.

Peter will include areas such as the shift to “red teaming”, the recent joint UK and USA cyber terror cell test on the banking system and the relevance of a Critical National Infrastructure strategy to the private sector and Europol insights on “Crime-As-A-Service”.  He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a member of the Institute of Directors, a CISSP and a visiting lecturer at London South Bank University.

Mike was a technical advisor to BBC Click at the infamous hacker unconference DefCon Las Vegas and he will include a debriefing and emerging trends.  He is a Member of the British Computer Society, a registered GCHQ CREST penetration tester, and holds the SANS GSEC and GPEN certificates and the very demanding 24 hour OSCP certificate.

Please register at Eventbrite to attend the Security Masterclass event.

BCS members who attend either event may request a CPD certificate for that event, which will be provided at no charge.  Non-members may also request a CPD certificate; there will be a £5 charge for non-members who request a CPD certificate, this needs to be paid to a BCS Isle of Man committee member at the event.

Slides from the event: First Base Pack