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- Mobile security is really about risk and identity management, ZDNet Australia, dated 1 June 2017, but actually published this week.
Podcasts, Media Appearances, Corporate Largesse
The Week Ahead
Monday is a public holiday for the Queen’s Birthday, but I’ll be working on the SEKRIT editorial project. That work will continue on Tuesday, after which the project should not be SEKRIT. Wednesday will be devoted to administrivia.
Thursday will be spent in Sydney. So far I’ve scheduled a meeting, two medical appointments, and a bunch of errands.
On Saturday, I’m recording the pilot episode of a new podcast. I’ll tell you more about that in about a week.
I’m covering 5th International Conference on Cybercrime and Computer Forensics (ICCCF) on the Gold Coast from 16 to 18 July, I hope; and the national conference of the Australian Information Security Association (AISA) in Sydney from 10 to 12 October.
If there’s anything I should add in there, please let me know.
[Photo: Central station in the rain, photographed on 9 June 2017. The view is from a NSW TrainLink V-set (#purpletrain) standing on platform 7 looking towards platform 8.]
- The new Corrupted Nerds podcast, Conversations 17: The Ruxcon 2016 Panel, was posted on Sunday. It’s also available on SoundCloud and Spreaker. The panel was Barry Anderson, a security solutions architect for Cisco Security Solutions, Asia Pacific; Prof Jill Slay, director of the Australian Centre for Cyber Security (ACCS) at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA); Meths Ferrer, a malware engineer at the Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC); Richard Johnson, Manager of Vulnerability Development for Cisco Talos; and myself. Our moderator was Dr Suelette Dreyfus, journalist and research fellow at the University Of Melbourne.
- Turnbull’s agile struggle is all glitz and no grunt, ZDNet Australia, 16 December 2016.
- On Thursday I spoke about the latest Yahoo data breach on ABC Radio’s The World Today.
The Week Ahead
On Monday morning I’m flying to Adelaide for a family funeral on Tuesday. On Monday evening I’ll be at the Exeter Hotel on Rundle Street from 1730 ACDT, and you’re welcome to join me. I return to Sydney on Wednesday evening, when I’ll migrate to Ashfield for a couple weeks of cat-sitting over the holiday season.
On Thursday and Friday I’ll be finishing some geekwork and writing, before Christmas Eve and Christmas Day on Saturday and Sunday.
I plan to stream an episode of The 9pm Edict on the evening of Wednesday 28 December, but watch out for the formal announcement.
Next year’s calendar is staring to fill already. It seems I’ll be covering the APRICOT 2017 / APNIC43 conference in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, at the end of February. Stay tuned.
[Photo: Rain approaches Sydney. An aircraft on approach to Sydney Airport runway 16R on a gloomy afternoon just before the rain begins on 14 December 2016.]
I wrote two columns and did two radio spots related to the census, and there’s more to come, although logistical problems meant that I had to turn down a TV spot.
That said, my “very severe” stress level continued, along with their health effects. Once more, I’ve been trying to take it easy.
If you’ve got a few stresses in your life, or you’re feeling down, or anxious, you might want to spend the next three minutes doing a DASS-21 assessment. It measures the three related states of depression, anxiety and stress. While it doesn’t provide a diagnosis on its own, it’s a good starting point for a conversation with your GP.
- Census privacy risks are not what they seem, ZDNet Australia, 1 August 2016.
- ABS quietly drops Census data security claim, ZDNet Australia, 5 August 2016.
None, as it turns out, because The 9pm Edict was delayed. But see below…
- On Tuesday morning, I spoke about Australia’s 2016 Census, privacy and security on ABC Gold Coast.
- On Tuesday evening, I spoke about Australia’s 2016 Census, privacy and security on ABC 666 Canberra.
The Week Ahead
It’s another week in Sydney.
On Monday, I’ll be writing for ZDNet, updating all the geek projects, and trying to sort out my current cashflow disaster.
Tuesday is dedicated to producing an episode of The 9pm Edict podcast. Yes, I know I said that last week, but this time it’s actually happening. I’ll livestream the podcast at 2100 AEST, although some segments or even the entire podcast may be pre-recorded. Since that’s Census Night in Australia, this episode will have some sort of Census theme. Sort of.
On Wednesday and Thursday, I’ll be covering the ADMA Global Forum, ADMA being the Association for Data-Driven Marketing and Advertising. I daresay I’ll be writing something about it on Friday.
The weekend is unplanned.
I’ll be going to the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit in Sydney on 22-23 August, the AISA National Conference in Sydney on 18-20 October, and Ruxcon Security Conference in Melbourne on 22-23 October.
[Photo: Norton Street in the Rain. A rainy afternoon on Norton Street, Leichhardt, photographed from the Leichhardt Hotel on 3 August 2016.]
My week Monday 30 May to Sunday 5 June 2016 was disrupted by a cold or somesuch — perhaps caught at AusCERT 2016, perhaps just the change-of-season illness that seems to have spread down the entire east coast of Australia — and then by Sydney’s massive rainstorms of 4–5 June.
I’m therefore well behind schedule, so I’ll keep this brief.
- “The 9pm Edict Public House Forum 3” was recorded on Saturday, and the final version will be produced and posted on Wednesday 8 June.
None. I’ve got tons of recorded interviews, however, so I’ll be sorting them out soon enough.
- The video of the AusCERT 2016 Speed Debate from 27 May has been posted. I was one of eight panellists.
- On Saturday, during a break in the recording of The 9pm Edict, I was filmed drinking a cold deconstructed coffee.
- One of my photos has been used to illustrate a story at Travel with Pedro.
- One of my tweets had its wisdom recognised by Sydney Morning Herald, who chose it as their Tweet of the Day.
The Week Ahead
I should be in Sydney for the whole week once again. With few specific appointments locked in so far, I’ll be working at my own pace through the neverending tax bookkeeping, the geek-for-hire projects which are way behind schedule, and some writing for ZDNet. In roughly that order.
There are three fixed commitments, however.
- On Monday through Wednesday, I’ll edit, mix and post The 9pm Edict Public House Forum 3.
- On Wednesday afternoon, I’m recording a radio spot which will be broadcast on ABC Radio’s digital streams on Saturday afternoon. Check my Twitter feed on the day for the exact time.
- On Wednesday evening, I’m doing a radio spot on ABC 774 Melbourne at 1930 AEST.
The weekend is unplanned, and it’s the long weekend for the Queen’s Birthday.
[Update 8 June 2016: Edited to reflect some schedule changes. Update 11 June 2016: Edited to add the Tweet of the Day item.]
[Photo: Crossing Anzac Bridge, photographed on 4 June 2016 during Sydney’s massive two-day rainstorm.]