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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.

July Event: Are You ready… for Cyber War?

Thursday 24th July 2014  – Two sessions:  16:00 to17:30, and 18:00 to 19:15  –  Sanderson Suite, Claremont Hotel, Douglas, IM1 2LX

Anyone who has watched BBC “Spooks” will be interested in our July local event.  The speakers will cover everything from certified secure systems, computer forensics and penetration testing; to digital currency in eGaming, CyberWar and the privacy debate on emerging technologies.

15:30 – doors open

16:00: Session 1 Introduction

16:05 – ISO 27001 (Information Security Standard) – Ethan Moore,

16:50 – eGaming compliance, Brian Higgins – formerly Digital Currency Cybercrime lead, Serious Organised Crime Agency, UK

17:10 – The risks of DIY computer forensics – Anne Jenkinson,

17:30 – Q&A and break / opportunity to leave

30 minute break for informal discussions, networking, and complimentary light refreshments

18:00 – Session 2 Introduction

18:05 – All about Cyber Security Challenge UKBrian Higgins, Ministry of Justice, UK

18:20 – “White Hat” penetration testing – Peter Wood, First Base Technologies

19:00 – iBeacon technology, and Push Marketing and Privacy/Security – Zakir Hoosen, Fuzzelogic Solutions

19:15 – Q&A and break / opportunity to leave

Further Q & A / discussion

20:00 – doors close

Please register for this event below:

BCS members who attend this event may request a CPD certificate, 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 at the event.