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Mobile Monday 2014, Dublin

It's not just our Windsor office who have already kickstarted the year with an event, our Dublin office have been busy with their first Mobile Monday event.

IT recruitment consultant, Dara Boland, hosted the event and wrote a blog to sum up the night. Don't forget to click on the links to see the rest of the photos and for info on our next event!

Morgan McKinley are witnessing, across all of our global markets, particularly in Dublin, how businesses are realising the critical role that mobile performs within their business. Gradually, we are assisting more and more companies to ensure that they hire the right IT talent to address mobile security. This has been one of Morgan McKinley’s key focus areas which also serves as a positive message, that Ireland is slowly but surely, addressing IT and now; Mobile Security, giving it the respect and resources that it warrants. 

It was only right, then, that our latest Mobile Monday event would focus on security.

First up, we had the gentleman that is, Rory Machale (CTO of Ammeon), who welcomed Mobile Monday members to Morgan McKinley’s office and offered an introduction to and a history of Mobile Monday. 

Next, I gave my insight on Mobile Security, discussed recruitment trends in the space and gave a short presentation entitled 'Mobile Security, whose job is it anyway?'

Next up, was the brilliant Robert Fowler, Senior Security Consultant at Ward SolutionsWow does Robert know his stuff! He offered an excellent talk, offering his top 10 reoccurring IT security issues. What made it such a fantastic presentation, was that he broke down each point (which in and of themselves are highly complex) into bite size chunks making it easier for the audience to digest. Mobile security is complicated enough, without adding more to it!

Next to the stage was the outstanding Cathal McDaid, Head of Security Operations at Adaptive Mobile and Chairman of GSMA Mobile Malware Group, who has proved to be a real expert in the area. 

I think that everybody in the room would have gladly listened and engaged with Cathal for hours. He offered an interesting example of mobile malware, an android app called Bazuc.

This particular app led to many being charged excessively large phone bills as well as being linked to stock market manipulation. All from a seemingly harmless app from the Google Play Store (since removed).

All in all, the event was a success. We had a room packed to capacity, full of 80+ incredibly smart, intelligent IT security professionals, all of whom were happy to engage in conversation and debate. Most will have left our offices last Monday having acquired an in depth knowledge about Mobile Security and having got to network with peers over some Pizza and beers.

View more images from the event here

To find out when the next Mobile Monday event at Morgan McKinley is, go to our website for all the information.

  • Feb 03, 2014
  • Careers , Culture
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