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Is the IT Group Giving You a Hard Time? It May Be About to Get Worse.

301 Is the IT Group Giving You a Hard Time? It May Be About to Get Worse.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Tuesday, June 24


Spinnaker 2

Learning professionals have long battled what is allowable from an organization’s IT group. Understanding why IT has these issues is the best method of lowering these barriers. In today’s world, data theft has become big business. The IT group sees allowing personal laptops and mobile devices onto organizational networks as a surefire method to data disaster. As such, IT groups often shut all the doors to minimize risks. Opening those doors can yield huge benefits and can be relatively easy, if you know how.

In this session you will learn how easy it is for someone to infiltrate your learning program and use it to attack your organization. You will learn a number of rules you need to employ during development to ensure your training remains safe and how following these rules will put your IT department at ease. You will explore how this process will lower the barriers to successful project implementation.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Why IT likes to say no
  • How to change your online behavior to stay safe and protect your organization
  • Basic mLearning development rules to keep your product clean
  • How easy it is for an attacker to infiltrate your organization’s IT infrastructure
  • How to ensure your mLearning development is not a cause for concern

Novice to advanced designers, developers, project managers, and directors.

Technology discussed in this session:
HTML, Base64, Android, and iPhone.

Steve Howard

Manager of Technical Training Development


Steve Howard is manager of technical training development for FireEye. Steve has spent over 15 years developing engaging instructional content, both as an associate and a consultant, for many diverse industries, such as department stores, utilities, the US Navy, healthcare, finance, real estate, and high tech. Steve’s passion is utilizing technology to its best for learning solutions.

Neil Lasher

Senior Instructional Designer


Neil Lasher, the senior instructional designer for FireEye, is a Fellow of the UK Learning and Performance Institute. Over the last 25 years, Neil has assisted hundreds of companies of all sizes with their learning design and strategy. In 2012 Neil worked for the organizing committee of the London 2012 Olympics, helping to roll out one million hours of learning to 200,000 contractors and volunteers. A recognized expert and thought leader in instructional design and workplace analytics for using technology in learning, Neil is now part of a team of experts delivering learning at FireEye, ranked fourth on the Deloitte 2012 Technology Fast 500.

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