My week of Monday 18 to Sunday 24 April 2016 went pretty much to plan, with productivity when it was needed, and some relaxation when that was needed.
- Panama Papers only the beginning for high-tech investigative journalism, Crikey, 19 April 2016. This is my first Crikey yarn in quite some time, but there may be more soon.
- A ‘big science’ approach for Australian cybersecurity research?, ZDNet Australia, 19 April 2016. This is the final article from the ACSC Conference.
- Turnbull sets the scene for a ‘Stop the Bytes’ election, ZDNet Australia, 21 April 2016.
- On Thursday, I did four radio spots about the Cyber Security Strategy, on ABC 105.7 Darwin, ABC 936 Hobart, Sydney radio 2UE, and ABC 666 Canberra. I posted them all because they’re all a bit different.
- I was the guest on Friday’s episode of the Humans of Twitter podcast.
- On Monday, I went to a lunchtime briefing by Nuix, and they provided food and drink.
The Week Ahead
I’ll be spending another whole week in Sydney, staying at my usual SEKRIT cave in Lilyfield.
[Update 26 April 2016: I’ve had to rearrange my week, because my decision to eat all the leftovers on Monday was a poor choice, and because I didn’t allow quite enough time for moving my data to the loaner MacBook Pro. Update 27 April 2016: More schedule changes. This is not a low-entropy week.]
Monday is Anzac Day, but instead of enjoying the public holiday, I’ll be
catching up on some geek-for-hire work, and finishing the script for an episode of The 9pm Edict podcast. I’ll also be collecting a loaner MacBook Pro, for use while mine goes in for repair some time in the following days, .
On Tuesday, I’ll be
writing for Crikey, getting a briefing from Verizon on their new Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), probably writing for ZDNet, and recording that podcast . On Wednesday and Thursday, I’ll be going to some of the Amazon Web Services Summit Sydney. On Wednesday evening, I’ll be recording that podcast.
On Thursday afternoon I’m dealing with the computer repairs repairs (if I haven’t already done so), then in the evening recording some videos for ZDNet.
Somewhere in there I’m doing some writing for ZDNet.
On 3 May, I’m covering the inaugural National Fintech Cyber Security Summit in Sydney. Then on 24-27 May, I’m covering the AusCERT Cyber Security Conference on the Gold Coast.
[Photo: Sulphur-Crested Cockatoos at Wentworth Falls. Wentworth Falls is home to a clan of sulphur-crested cockatoos numbering about 50. I managed to capture some of them in flight while waiting for a train on 20 April 2016.]