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What an “interesting” fortnight. I was ill for most of Monday 13 to Sunday 26 August 2018, though some articles did emerge before the lurgi struck. At least I had an excuse for taking the week off to watch the downfall of prime minister Malcolm Turnbull.
- How brand new science will manage the fourth industrial revolution, ZDNet Australia, 13 August 2018. Some fascinating stuff on the work of Distinguished Professor Genevieve Bell.
- Flaws in ACT election systems could reveal voters’ votes, ZDNet Australia, 13 August 2018.
- No backdoors for Australian encryption, just a riddling of ratholes, ZDNet Australia, 14 August 2018. This column was translated for ZDNet France as Chiffrement : pas de backdoor, mais des égratignures tout de même.
- Cyber defence goes missing in Australian Cabinet reshuffle, ZDNet Australia, 26 August 2018.
- I was cited in a journal article, Virtual Neighbors: Russia and the EU in Cyberspace by André Barrinha in Insight Turkey. The article cited was my Blaming Russia for NotPetya was coordinated diplomatic action of 12 April.
Podcasts, Media Appearances, Corporate Largesse
None, but I will finally have the next podcast done in the next ten days. Promise.
The Week Ahead
The first half of the week will be spent in Sydney. Monday is about writing, with one or possibly even two columns emerging for ZDNet. On Tuesday I’m covering CLOUDSEC Australia 2018. And on Wednesday I’ve got a mix of writing and meetings.
Thursday is a take-it-easy day. Friday should be about writing again, though I want to spend a day in Cronulla for podcast-related reasons.
I’ve pencilled in:
- D61+ LIVE, Brisbane, 18–19 September. (TBC, but looking unlikely at this stage)
- Australian Cyber Conference, formerly the Australian Information Security Association (AISA) National Conference, Melbourne, 9–11 October.
- International Association of Privacy Professionals ANZ (iappANZ) Annual Summit, Privacy: Handling the Seismic Shift, Melbourne, 1 November. (TBC)
Update 2120 AEST: Edited to add tonight’s article on Australia’s cabinet reshuffle.
[Photo: Sydney Central station, as seen from the Veriu Sydney Central Hotel on 6 August 2018.]
Has email reached its use-by date as a business tool? If so, what next? That topic was explored in the combined ZDNet Australia / Lifehacker Australia TechLines webcast last week. Here’s the 66-minute end product.
If the embedded video doesn’t work, try over here.
Panellists were anthropologist Genevieve Bell, Intel Fellow at Intel Labs; Alistair Rennie, general manager of Lotus Software and WebSphere Portal at IBM’s Software Group; futurist Mark Pesce; and Adele Beachley, who is RIM’s managing director for Australia and New Zealand i.e. from BlackBerry Land. It was hosted by the ABC’s James O’Loghlin.
I was in the audience, invited specifically so I could ask a question. Indeed, I get one in at the end. You’ll see me in the front row with a silver MacBook Pro in my lap.
I found the whole thing fascinating. O’Loghin worked well as a host too, I reckon. But I was wondering why for a webcast we needed the full six-camera broadcast production style. Freemantle Media did a good job, don’t get me wrong. But it’s an expensive way of doing things. Oh well, it wasn’t my money…
Anyway, have a squizz and let me know what you think.