Respuesta de Ciudad del Saber ante la Covid-19

Smartphone Security Conference at the City of Knowledge Business Accelerator (AEP)

With the objective of presenting the major platforms for smartphones, their vulnerabilities and prevention measures for any organization, the conference “Smartphone Security” was dictated last Tuesday, August 23, at the City of Knowledge Business Accelerator.

The conference, presented by Engineer Italo Dacosta, was part of the Actualization Conferences in Information and Communication Technologies co organized by Alcenit Corporation.  Members of the Entrepreneur Network and representatives of private companies, telecommunication and NGO providers, and people interested in preparing contingency plans for their respective organizations participated in the event.

Our country is experimenting a boost in Smartphones sales, which surpasses even portable computers, driven by the competition between network providers that has lowered the prices and raised the bandwidth.  Even though the Blackberry is the most popular one, there is also a huge demand for iPhones and Androids.  Smartphones are devices that gain power by the day and thus become the preferred way to access the Internet worldwide.  The processing and communication capacity of these devices implies opportunities to engage or become part of criminal activities when you include applications such as the email, chat, video camera, GPS and movement sensors among others.


Engineer Italo Dacosta is a specialized safety consultant for information networks and mobile devices.  He has participated in world wide recognized conferences in computer science safety and has given presentations in countries such as Germany, China and The United States.  He is doing a PhD in Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology and is an Electronic Engineer and Communication graduate from the University of Panama. His experience has made him a security official in both the private and public sectors.

Alcenit Corporation is a Panamanian company founded in 2006 that specializes in technology management and is also a partner of the Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Mellon University.  Alcenit advises and prepares organizations so that they get the expected value of their Information Technology investments.

The conference cycle continues with the following subjects: Commercial Software Acquisition Methodology (September 21) and Synergy between Quality Frameworks and Technology Methodologies (October 19).

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