Are You Secure? Mobile Devices on Your Campus

The prolific use of mobile devices and wireless applications is bringing to light a number of new challenges in mobile security management for higher education institutions. Through this open discussion, panelists from BCNET’s Applications Advisory Committee will explore mobile security, institutional approaches to mobility, and address prominent security challenges. Campus use cases, statistics and approaches will be showcased, allowing you to contribute your own ideas to the improvement of campus mobile device security.

Panel Participants

 Paul Stokes, Chief Information Office, University of Victoria

Paul Stokes is the CIO of Information Technology Services (ITS) at the University of Victoria (UVic) and has 17 years of IT experience, with the past 9 at UNBC. He has a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Northern British Columbia and is currently pursuing his MBA at Heriot-Watt University. Prior to UNBC, he was a systems integration consultant for small to medium sized businesses. He is also active member of the BCNET Board, UNBC Board of Governors, and Leadership North Board; and also contributes to numerous leadership, technology, and higher education groups.

Leo de Sousa, Manager, Business Application Services and Enterprise Architecture, British Columbia Institute of Technology

Leo leads a team of 24 systems analysts who deliver application services to the BCIT Community. His current position includes overall responsibility for the delivery of Banner ERP, Luminis Portal, Banner Extender Solutions, eMail (Lotus Notes and SunOne), business intelligence platforms (Cognos), learning management systems (Desire2Learn), departmental applications and collaboration tools. Leo is a member of the BCNET APAC and Identity Management Working Group.

Leo also has responsibility and leads the BCIT Enterprise Architecture Strategic Practice at BCIT, since 2004. Under his guidance, EA practices are integrated into the culture of the IT Services team and community at BCIT. Linking EA to Project Management and Change Management allows IT Services to guide, consult and approve technology decisions that support the strategy of BCIT.

Hugh Burley, Senior Technology Coordinator/Information Security Officer, TRU

The main focus of my work is information security program development and management for the University. I currently sit on the executive Information Security Committee where I act in an advisory role; manage annual awareness training, events, and communications; evaluate technologies and processes related to information security; participate in various audits; review incidents; and monitor systems; I participate in the CUCCIO Information Security Special Interest Group, Educause Security List, REN-ISAC and Chair the BCNet Information Security Working Group.
Current Professional Designations: CISSP (Security), CIPP/C (Privacy), CISA (Information Systems Audit)

Phil Chatterton, Director of Digital Media Technologies, Information Technology, UBC

Phil Chatterton is the Director of Digital Media Technologies at the University of British Columbia. His portfolio includes creative services, enterprise web services and digital media projects at UBC. His department with UBC IT works with stakeholders across campus to deliver central services and to launch and operationalize campus-wide projects such as mobile enablement, enterprise video, lecture capture and social media analytics. Before joining UBC, Phil spent over 14 years in the private sector working for Higher Education technology companies. Most recently he worked for Blackboard, Inc. in their Collaborate Division working on synchronous collaboration solutions with institutions across Canada. Phil has a Masters in Education and Technology from the University of British Columbia.


Panel Discussion

Intended Audience 

General: Professors, Staff, Faculty

Session Duration

60 minutes

Session Schedule

Wednesday, May 2nd
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Terasen Cinema (1800)


Paul Stokes