Smartphones are hard to hack: Myth or reality?


Since the birth of the iPhone in 2007, the smartphone has become our mobile device of choice, allowing us to be more connected and productive than ever. With these extremely powerful mini computers in our pockets, containing private, confidential and sometimes sensitive data, it has evolved into an increasing target for hackers and government agencies alike from all over the globe. Hence, it is of importance to understand the major threat vectors as well as how to reduce the risks of our smartphone getting hacked. Through a mix of theory, real world examples and interactive discussions, you’ll discover how easy or difficult it can be to compromise a modern smartphone.

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Start date

December 19, 2023

End date

December 21, 2023

Language(s) of the training


Languages spoken by the coach(es)

English, French


Damien Schreurs


Session #1: Smartphone security risks

  • The 3 components of security
  • The main motivations of hackers
  • 8 ways hackers make money
  • 3 indirect consequences of getting hacked


Session #2: Attacks vectors

  • Physical access
  • Close proximity
  • Software & cloud
  • 7 signs of compromise


Session #3:

  • Top 5 smartphone security mistakes
  • Tools & techniques to prevent an attack


The main objectives of this course are for you to know:

1) The risks involved with having a smartphone hacked
2) The different attack vectors specific to smartphone security
3) Smartphone security best practices through the lens of the TOP 5 mistakes that most people make

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, you’ll get:

  • A better appreciation about how vulnerable your smartphone really is
  • Awareness of how your smartphone could get compromised
  • Easy mitigations to quickly reduce the risk of your smartphone getting hacked


This course has a total duration of 6 hours and takes place over 3 days

  • 19-12-2023: 14:00 – 16:00
  • 20-12-2023: 14:00 – 16:00
  • 21-12-2023: 14:00 – 16:00

Format and Location

Each session will take place via ZOOM between 14:00 and 16:00 over three consecutive days.




Smartphone running at least iOS 16 or Android 11 and its derivatives (EMUI, MIUI, Color OS, OxygenOS, …)

Computer capable of running Zoom version 5 or above

Additional Info

To help you take note digitally, you’ll receive a fillable PDF workbook and to evaluate your knowledge and understanding, there will be a short quiz at the end of each session.



This training does not have any assessment or exams; a certificate of participation will be issued to participants.

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