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The World’s Most Famous Hacker & Security Expert, Kevin Mitnick to Keynote BT Mindshare 2018

January 11th 2018, BT Arena, RDS, Dublin

Kevin Mitnick will be performing a live hack on his first appearance in Ireland at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

2nd January 2018; BT Ireland is delighted to announce ‘The World’s most famous Hacker’, Kevin Mitnick, as the keynote speaker at BT Mindshare, which takes place during the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition on Thursday 11th January 2018 at 5.00pm in the RDS, Dublin.

Formerly one of the FBI’s Most Wanted, Kevin Mitnick has since transformed himself into a trusted security consultant to Fortune 500 enterprises and governments worldwide, mentoring leaders and staff on both the theory and practice of social engineering and educating consumers on how they can protect themselves from today’s latest threats.

With average annual losses of cybercrime to companies worldwide standing at €6.6 million, cybersecurity is top of mind. Kevin Mitnick knows everything there is to know about staying protected online and BT is excited to host him as the keynote speaker at the annual BT Mindshare event. On his first visit to Ireland, the security expert will be performing a live hack and will bring insight and experience alive to a room full of senior business professionals where security is top of their agenda. Limited places are available, but those interested can register at info.btireland.com/BT_Mindshare_2018.

Speaking about the upcoming BT Mindshare, Steve Benton, General Manager of Cyber & Physical Security Operations at BT, said

“Security is one of the biggest boardroom agenda items across the globe. “We want to use this opportunity with Kevin as a chance to educate our customers to recognise the cyber security threats out there at the moment and how to engage with their boards to address them. At BT Group we are proud to have a strong foothold in the security space and delighted to launch our security proposition in Ireland at BT Mindshare.”

Over 1,100 inspiring students will showcase their projects to an expected 50,000+ visitors and 82 judges from 10th – 13th January 2018 and BT Mindshare is one of nearly 60 shows taking place over the three days. There is something for everyone to enjoy including Ministry of Science UK, a live Q&A with astronaut in training, Norah Patten, mentalist David Meade, The Real Science of the Circus, 3D Space Journey and the incredibly popular World of Robots.

With four packed exhibition halls and a Big Top all full of exciting things to see and do, the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition has something to stimulate the minds of all generations. Tickets are available online NOW costing €6 for students, €12 for adults and €25 for a family pass which includes two adults and two children. http://btyoungscientist.com/ticketing/

Visitors can plan their visit to the RDS in advance by downloading the free BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition app, available on Android and Apple devices. Full of helpful information, the app includes an exhibition map, a search tool for student projects and exhibitors, a schedule of events, as well as links to the BTYSTE social networks for live updates throughout the event.

  • Open for visitors: January 11th, 9.30am – 5.30pm; January 12th, 9.30am – 5.00pm; and January 13th, 9.30am – 5.30pm
  • Location: RDS, Dublin 4

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is a must for anyone with a passion for science and technology. For information, log onto www.btyoungscientist.com or follow the exhibition on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @BTYSTE. You can also call 1800 924 362 from the Republic of Ireland or 0800 917 1297 from Northern Ireland.
 

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About BTYSTE

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is Ireland’s premier STEM event for secondary school pupils.  Since its origin in 1963, the BTYSTE has grown from a simple science fair to become one the most highly regarded platforms for encouraging young people to use the foundations of science, technology, engineering and maths to inspire new ideas and new ways of thinking about the world we live in. The Exhibition itself is the final stage of the competition, which is open to all second level students from Ireland, both north and south. As well as the 550 shortlisted student projects on display each year, there are a further four exhibition halls filled with a primary science section,  cutting edge science and technology based exhibits and entertainment, making it a thrilling event for those who enter and for general visitors alike. The 2018 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition will take place from 10th-13th January in the RDS, Dublin 4. For more information on how to get involved visit www.btyoungscientist.com

About BT

BT’s purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. It is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in 180 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and internet products and services; and converged fixed-mobile products and services.  BT consists of six customer-facing lines of business: Consumer, EE, Business and Public Sector, Global Services, Wholesale and Ventures, and Openreach.

For the year ended 31 March 2017, BT Group’s reported revenue was £24,062m with reported profit before taxation of £2,354m.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.

For more information, visit www.btplc.com

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