This Weekly Wrap covers six weeks, Monday 24 July to Sunday 3 September 2017, because it was a Bad Time. Quite a bad time, clearly. But let’s focus on the good bits.
- Australia’s inside-out digital health strategy, ZDNet Australia, 7 August 2017.
- Cybercrime in China is the same, but different, ZDNet Australia, 10 August 2017.
- Australia to try taming unruly cyber words, ZDNet Australia, 14 August 2017.
- Australian businesses targeted in Cisco switch and router attacks: ACSC, ZDNet Australia, 17 August 2017.
- Gartner sets fire to all the cyber things, ZDNet Australia, 21 August 2017.
- The IoT-based threat of Cyber Chocolatocalypse, and worse, ZDNet Australia, 22 August 2017.
None, but I’ll announce my latest alleged plans in the next few days. Heh. Yeah, right.
- On Monday 24 July, I spoke about exploding batteries on ABC Melbourne.
- On Wednesday 16 August, I speculated about Australia’s new cyberwar unit on ABC Adelaide.
- On Tuesday 22 August, I spoke about a bunch of things on ABC Melbourne.
I probably won’t get around to posting the audio from these, but we’ll see.
- My flights from Sydney to Canberra and return on 11â€“12 August were provided by Australian consulting firm IBRS.
- There was plenty of free food and drink at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit on 21â€“22 August, as well as vendor swag. Crowdstrike: Branded webcam privacy covers. Cylance: Branded USB-to-various recharge cable. Thales: A branded lens kit for mobile devices, with macro and fisheye lenses; another of the excellent Thales pens. Trustwave: One of those credit card sized multi-purpose tools.
The Week Ahead
All I’ll say for now is that I’ll definitely be down in Sydney on Thursday for a couple of medical things. The rest I’ll make up as I go along. As always, watch for the details on Twitter.
Events I’m covering or speaking at include:
- SINET61 on 26 to 27 September.
- I’m speaking at Digital Manipulation of Democracy, part of the Victorian Fabians’ Spring Series of events on “Digitisation and Democracy”, on 27 September in Melbourne.
- The iappANZ Summit 2017 on 3 October.
- The Australian Information Security Association (AISA) in Sydney from 10 to 12 October.
- Ruxcon in Melbourne on 21 to 22 October.
If there’s anything I should add in there, please let me know.
[Photo: Dawn at Wentworth Falls, looking east from Wentworth Falls railway station on the chilly morning of 21 August 2017.]