My usual weekly summary of what I’ve been doing elsewhere on the internets. This post covers the week from Monday 12 to Sunday 18 March 2012 — posted late thanks to the worst heartburn I’ve ever experienced destroying an entire night’s sleep.
I’ve added a new section, “The Week Ahead”, listing any events that I’ll be attending. While I often post about future events individually, and my schedule does change at short notice, this will at least help plug a few events that until now I’ve only mentioned on Twitter.
- Patch Monday episode 129, “Future security: big data or Big Brother?” A lunchtime conversation with RSA executive chairman Art Coviello, including a discussion of the boundaries between reasonable data analysis and unreasonable surveillance, and a serve for the media failing to report the good news following RSA’s security breach last year, when the loss of information on their SecurID log-in tokens was later used in an attack on defence contractor Lockheed Martin.
- Adobe learns that security is a numbers game, CSO Online, 13 March 2012.
- Australia deserves its internet enemy status, ZDNet Australia, 14 March 2012. I’ve gotten rather a lot of good feedback about this opinion piece, which pleases me. Thank you.
- Microsoft patches Remote Desktop Protocol hole but danger remains, CSO Online, 15 March 2012.
- The .xxx domain is here to stay, but Conroy could still block it, Crikey, 16 March 2012 — and this also includes my colour piece from the Sexpo launch.
- Auraya’s ArmorVox delivers voice authentication from the cloud, CSO Online, 16 March 2012.
- Broadband minister launches Cyber Defence University Challenge, CSO Online, 16 March 2012.
- On Wednesday there was free food and drink to be had at the launch of Sexpo.
The Week Ahead
- On Tuesday 20 March I’ll be talking about the death of passwords on ABC 105.7 Darwin. That’s at 1200 AEDT / 1030 ACST.
- On Thursday afternoon 22 March I’ll be participating in and covering the iappANZ Workshop Identity and Privacy.
Most of my day-to-day observations are on my high-volume Twitter stream, and random photos and other observations turn up on my Posterous stream (or they used to before my phone camera got a bit too scratched up). The photos also appear on Flickr, where I eventually add geolocation data and tags.
[Photo: Gang-Gang Cockatoo, one of the more unusual avian visitors to Bunjaree Cottages. Do note that I resisted the temptation to combine “sex” and “gang-gang” in the headline.]