Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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September 13th, 2016

madcatjo2point0 A does somersaults on the overhead wires @Wingtags @ParrotOfTheDay pic.twitter.com/CkNhQWnOUz

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Braydenominator This is possibly my favorite twitter exchange ever pic.twitter.com/01djtz4j2K

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It’s true. One should always have little suction cups to keep your flappy bits closed. twitter.com/NewtonMark/sta…

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I have got to get out of here.

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I have found some sort of rabbit-hole… youtu.be/YVgrRb3LSwI

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I have just been trolled mercilessly by The Chef Who Wants To Kill Me.

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Goddamit I wish there was someone else here to share this! Ping @ApostrophePong pic.twitter.com/v413MXNUhI

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I’m tempted to top and tail Senator Roberts’ First Speech, otherwise unedited, and post it as a Special Guest Edict.

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@manindotblack All good. I have instructed the barman to refuse me service soon. Not sure I can trust him though.

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It will definitely not be like the last couple of times I’ve been there at all. Because responsible.

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OK, I’ll go to That Place and have at most two drinks, and a little to eat, bet then have an early night. Definitely. An early night.

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sweden Last month, there was some sort of Rorschach test in the prestigious scientific journal @nature pic.twitter.com/zaf8SQnLsy

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@VS_ @jpwarren @MikePBurgess @rachael_falk I’ll re-read them in that light — though not now, ‘cos Im braindead.

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@developerjack Well this is what he looked like when he recorded the video we saw this morning. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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@jpwarren @MikePBurgess @rachael_falk … but that said, I don’t have to do this stuff. I just talk about it and complain about stuff.

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@jpwarren The Five Knows? I think it’s an excellent framework and @MikePBurgess and @rachael_falk should be congratulated…

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@developerjack Ah yes, I understand that Mr Turnbull is on the loose in the Pacific at the moment.

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@developerjack Ah yes, and I’m just two short blocks from a dangerous place where They Know Me. This is so complicated.

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I understand your concerns, but sadly this is me after getting up at 0400 and a very long day, with pain killers. twitter.com/seanpryor/stat…

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Well I’ve checked in, noted that I have a pleasant enough room, and now I’m wondering whether I can be arsed having a drink.

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burgotastic and the whole fast & furious house of cards comes tumbling down twitter.com/thomas_violenc…

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I’m pretty much cybered out now, so I’ll head to Haymarket to check in and get a drink.

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@nschultz Oops, I looked more closely. It’s a Cyber 70 series! Hurrah!

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@nschultz Hey! A CDC 6000 series mainframe! I know them!

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CyberTaters Lines says that for him the key deliverable from the Potato Security Strategy are the Joint Potato Threat Centres.

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Lines says that for him the key deliverable from the Cyber Security Strategy are the Joint Cyber Threat Centres.

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[Insert standard plug for Telstra’s Five Knows of Cyber Security. cio.com.au/article/583438…]

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Lines says when they ask “What is your most important information and where is it?” many organisations can’t answer.

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Lines expects the NBN to bring an increase in DDoS attacks in Australia. [I agree.]

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Lines says they’re looking to reduce some classification requirements to help with collaboration.

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Lines’ advice to parents: Get your kids to do cyber, ‘cos they can basically name their job.

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Lines says AU’s reputation for cyber services and education has created “cyber tourism” from the region wanting to do business.

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Lines: I was going to talk about Aramco, Crimea and Estonia but now [that others have mentioned them] I don’t have to. [Turns page]

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Lines notes that so far we haven’t spoken about insider threats or denial of service.

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MarkDiStef ROBERTS: “50% of the price of a loaf of bread is made up of tax. That’s a tax rate of 100%”

MATHS. twitter.com/ccroucher9/sta…

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SandraRagg nice work @Gary_M_Hale no shortage of opportunity for innovation in IOT and critical infrastructure

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morganpyne Ignore this Apple propaganda.

Go ahead and drill; reclaim what is rightfully yours. twitter.com/snopes/status/…

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And now a closing keynote by Clive Lines, Deputy Director, Australian Signals Directorate (ASD).

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AuSenate Time for @SenatorMRoberts’ first speech. Watch live bit.ly/LiveParl

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Feakin sees this all as a great opportunity for Australia. [We can cyber up all this new infrastructure.]

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Feakin: Regionally we’ve got everything from basic infrastructure rollout to SG-style Smart Cities. [How does cyber fit into this?]

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@dobes Way out west, they got a name
For rain and wind and fire
The rain is Tess, the fire’s Joe and
They call the wind Bernardi…

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They looked into the abyss, and it looked back… twitter.com/dobes/status/7…

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Feakin: There’s some big infrastructure providers in AU that don’t discuss cyber at board level. “The drop-off is quite sharp.”

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… because the value of a casino is in the ability for people to come in an interact61

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Smith compares the security posture of a bank vault with a casino. The casino is much more adaptive and surveillance-based…

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@VS_ They’re powering thru the sessions here today, but I’m getting lots of leads to follow up later.

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What was that figure Gary Hale gave for X sensors connected in Y time?

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@dobes @Pollytics I am bitterly disappointed that I’ll have to listen to this later up.

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Spoonyman To save a heap of argy-bargy about plebiscite funding, why not just get Dastyari to make a call

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@VS_ Yep, some other countries were named too, with comments on their specialities.

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The last panel for today is about protecting critical infrastructure. pic.twitter.com/py4E2FgXGC

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I asked about non-Five Eyes countries. Apparently we’re learning good stuff about ICS from Japan.

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Ash says he’s all for gamification, as is his minister. He wonders what a Cyber Bledisloe Cup might look like.

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Ash says there’ll be a trans-Tasman joint [cyber] exercise later this year. [Government cyber?]

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@FakeDanTosello I’ll see if I can grab him for further comment. It was a brief side comment.

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“Funding”, not “finding”.

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I hadn’t realised that NZCERT is less than a year old. zdnet.com/article/new-ze…

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Ash says he can see NZCERT becoming a public-private construct, rather than always having to hit Treasury for more finding.

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@SnarkyPlatypus You can’t beat a 70-year-old international structure.

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There’s a lot of similarity in the messages from AU / CA / NZ … but how much of that is ‘cos they’re all Five Eyes, I wonder61

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It’s important to have a good grasp on cyber.

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Patteson: “CERTs are good. You should support your CERT.” [Yeah no bias here whatsoever…61

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Actually, not just innovation, but operationally. Viz the Joint Cyber Threat Centres, which @CERTAustralia will “co-design”.

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Patteson says there’s a lot more talk about the “cyber ecosystem”, in terms of innovation.

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Next up, a panel on international collaboration. pic.twitter.com/fgODp7I2sC

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“Census debacle will have ‘lasting impact’ on trust in government digital services: MacGibbon”, writes @georgepnott cio.com.au/article/606743…

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Jane_QLabs Angus Vickery (CSIRO): “the biggest risk today is to do nothing, if so you rapidly become irrelevant”

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@semibogan @VS_ Well this all seems very sensible, yes.

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arcwhite He specifically said “more sales than product people”

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arcwhite Hahn likes to take risks on startups. Big vendors tend to be lazy, bound with sales teams only focused on next quarter sales.

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Hahn, says he discovers useful small suppliers thru his peers, not Gartner / Forrester hypotheticals.

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@VS_ @semibogan See THIS is proper innovation!

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@semibogan @VS_ So what you’re saying is that we need the cyber equivalent of exploding pipelines in Nigeria. Gotcha.

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@munin Indeed. And that shit doesn’t come cheap.

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@munin Ah that old chestnut, eh?

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Vickery, as heard: “There’s a lot of talk about Census.”
Audience perks up.
Vickery: “No, I said “sensors’.”
Audience: “Awwwww…61

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Hanh: Don’t sell me a firewall, sell me a service. Vickery: What’s needed us “end-to-end supply chain assurance”.

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Hahn just gave a huge shout-out to @BuzzFeed as the people to beat. And he’s from Hearst. I’ll grab the exact quote later.

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Ten points to Bachmann for making the panel stand up. twitter.com/AylaLaaa/statu…

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@dobes @TimWattsMP The cybering has all been way too safe here today. @ashabeeeee and I are struggling.

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The ring-in is Paul Christensen, GM Data Centre and Government Operations, Macquarie Telecom.

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Next panel is this one. Except there’s four people on stage. pic.twitter.com/euoY87cpaP

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@TimWattsMP I’m busy being innovatively cybered in Sydney. I try to not watch Question Time because it eats the soul.

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arcwhite Craig saying threat Intel sharing happens informally and often in secret in the Valley - but at least it happens, less so in AU

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@Mich11775 All of it. I’ve been up since 0400 and I’ve hit my dead zone.

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My brain has imploded.

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kellyoxford Gucci made slippers out of Trump’s hair. PLEASE RT pic.twitter.com/Cs1pxDxT05

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Kill chain! [Drink.]

Actually I’d expected a kill chain long before now.

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Lachow mentions the botnet takedowns [which were pioneered by Microsoft, may I remind you].

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Ah. Active Cyber Defences (ACD). Rodriguez notes CrowdStrike changed their messaging. Lachow says it’s a very loaded term.

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Lachow echoes comments from earlier about breach notification processes being part of the risk-based decision-making.

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@semibogan Sure, but these people know where I live.

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Breach notification again. Sigh.

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@semibogan Look, the words inside the quotes are not my problem. I just work here.

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Next: “Hackbacks and Honeypots: Corporate Options for Active Cyber Defences” chairer by Robert D Rodriguez pic.twitter.com/RKFv89q1y6

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@juhasaarinen Yes I am quite sure that Australia’s Chief Defence Scientist learns everything from you. Stands to reason.

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Zelinsky: We have limited knowledge of out network topologies. We need to be able to update them on a national scale in real time.

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Zelinsky: “The network itself is an attack surface.”

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Currently there’s no solution to this, says Zelinsky, which means an opportunity for Australia.

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Zelinsky mentions the possibility of malicious hardware compromising virtual machines.

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Zelinsky : “The next frontier of cyberspace vulnerability is hardware.” Hardware trojans and supply chain vulnerabilities.

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Next, a presentation: “Innovating for Cyber: Partner or Perish” by Alex Zelinsky, Chief Defence Scientist, DSTG

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Well I know I’ve wanted to leak against the PM… twitter.com/TimWattsMP/sta…

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@iain_chalmers @ashabeeeee There are many kinds of terrible. Share and enjoy.

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Note to self: Sheehy is about to kick off about the Australian tax system, 20 min into audio.

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Sharma agrees there seems to be a need for international validation before AU investors will come on board, tho that’s changing.

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Asked for just $2 million, no-one would take DTEX seriously without customers and demo products. Easier in MY and SG etc.

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Koo says they god good support from govt, but then AU investors were all “Come back when you’re bigger.”

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Sheehy: “I wouldn’t have trusted these guys with a calculator.” 2/2

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Sheehy mentions one funding source that had three case officers take nine months to consider an application..62 1/2

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samanthamaiden Why on earth conservatives are puffing GetUps brand into some sort of giant slayer is hilarious and stupid twitter.com/tim_beshara/st…

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Next up: “Aussie Success Stories” chaired by Michaela Browning, Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) pic.twitter.com/kkhU2IWISY

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We’re about to return after the lunch break. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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Yeah but I’m the one who had to experience it live. twitter.com/franksting/sta…

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Just in case you missed my warning earlier, this is what all this stuff is about. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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Taking a fresh-air break.

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n0x13 This smoke detector caught fire. There is a metaphor here somewhere. pic.twitter.com/t33CvUmLtU

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Can I just say that @ashabeeeee is a terrible human being.

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Related: “It’s time to tell the truth about data sharing and data breaches” (13 May) zdnet.com/article/its-ti… Transparency = Trust.

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Oh God. Breach notification. Are we still having to ask about this?

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arcwhite “They don’t wanna hear this technical mumbo-jumbo”
Your business is now ALL technical mumbo-jumbo. Start learning it.

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Hahn: Most of the time they ask me about the latest phishing email.

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Hanh also meets directors 1-on-1 over coffee, so they can ask basic questions without being embarrassed in front of whole board.

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Hahn says he meets with the board and tells them stories. Not stats about vulnerabilities, but cost-benefit-risk scenarios.

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Hahn: “Having more money isn’t going to solve these issues.” It’s not about buying technology, it’s about people and process.

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David Hahn, CISO Hearst: “If televisions go dark, we lose money immediately.” Exactly.

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Ah, the last addition to this panel is CISO of Hearst, the US media group. First one to talk about data security and business risk.

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VS_ That’s because APRA is the relevant regulatory body for that work. APRA has been at it for a long time. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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@arcwhite Indeed. We have a few this afternoon, so I hope that at least partially helps re-balance. Looking ahead, tho, I suspect not.

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@arcwhite I was about to say that’s a bit cruel, but then again…

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ASX passed ASIC’s cyber risk assessment, apparently. So there’s that.

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ASIC is starting to incorporate cyber issues into their regulatory framework. “Starting.”

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@JohnBirmingham Well I certainly do a lot of cybering.

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Armour reminds us that the average age of company directors in Australia is 63. Personally, I reckon that’s a real corporate risk.

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This is indeed an important point. Lots of policy and process, not a lot of concrete “how”. twitter.com/arcwhite/statu…

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Panelists: Cathie Armour, Commissioner, ASIC; Amanda Harkness, Group General Counsel & Company Secretary, ASX; plus a late sub.

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Next up: “How Cyber is Driving the New Board Perspective on Enterprise Risk Management”. Chair: John Brogden, MD & CEO, AICD

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Rees, NSW CIO: “Our job is to make things better [for citizens]. I don’t think we’re telling that story very well.”

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Note to self: Milosavljevic just made a complex point about trust and responsibility at AUSTRAC. 35min into audio file.

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Good point from Dixon: Even if you outsource cybers, you need a cyber-aware person to manage that outsourcing and that risk.

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Today feels like familiar messages from the last few years have been slow to percolate into the government sector. Or just me?

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Price says there’s a big section of the population that doesn’t have any understanding of the cybers. Government can lead here.

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@JollyJohn @jturner_ibrs That’s right, and here you see the problems of tweets out of shared context.

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Dixon: The challenge with cybersecurity is about making organisational culture match best practice. [Familiar message.]

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Dixon on Sony Pictures: “Frankly, they deserved to get hacked,” because policies didn’t match practice. Ouch.

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These are the messages about risk-based decision-making that we’ve been hammering into CISOs for what? Five years, @jturner_ibrs?

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JollyJohn “We have to engage with risk or we will be left behind” Rachel Dixon. Note: engage, not be afraid of.

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Milosavljevic: “There’s a very big difference between a risk-averse culture and a compliance culture,” and she expands. Will post.

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AlexScandurra @Mich11775 “As government we have an imperative from the people to continually transform” @paul_shetler pic.twitter.com/kL7yUTWA7D

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Price says a challenge is getting “every Australian to care” about this stuff.

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I’m fascinated by the continual use of words like “unlock”, “unleash”, etc. But also “harness”.

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Price follows with a sentence including the phrase “unlock the power of the data”…

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Dixon is making good points about the tension between “We can do this!” and compliance re things like privacy…

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LynwenConnick @maria_milosav we need a networked approach not silos to actually make a difference - whole system approach pic.twitter.com/3zKXbNCEmv

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Milosavljevic: “Fintech is disrupting the way the economy beats.” [Nice way of expressing increased pace. Row faster, everyone.]

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But it’s appalling that we still haven’t heard from the industry we’re meant to be working with. 2/2 twitter.com/paulwallbank/s…

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It’s good indeed to see plenty of women on stage so far today..61 1/twitter.com/SandraRagg/sta…x9

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@VS_ This sounds like a new innovation to me.

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Next up, a panel: “Enhancing Australia’s Secure Data-Driven Economy”, chair Paul Shetler, CEO, Digital Transformation Office.

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My impression of so far: A real dichotomy between the enthusiasts and the plodders.

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LynwenConnick In a budget sense flat is the new up But Audtrslia is different We are putting our money where our mouth is pic.twitter.com/tSlNSVN56X

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Meyerriecks says Australia has the best concentration of cyber expertise on the planet. “Get out of your comfort zone.”

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@Steve_Lockstep It’s about business development, not technology.

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Mich11775 Meyerriecks: has 2 of the 3 factors for . Need to work on agility (ie infrastructure to collaborate)

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Meyerriecks stresses that she’s not talking as the CIA right now, but as a US technologist.

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I don’t want to go all cultural cringe, but why rare such focused messages so rare in Australia? (Or are they?)

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Meyerriecks is powering through a “this works, this doesn’t” talk. Much of value here.

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Meyerriecks: For agile cyber resilience, you must reconfigure every 20 days ± 5 days ‘cos that’s how fast attack surface changes.

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So Meyerriecks is giving us a fast, solid run-through of the factors she’s found are important.

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“I tried to make this into an equation but the graphics people turned it into a topic.” pic.twitter.com/HeRtC6MNCK

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Next: Dawn Meyerriecks, Deputy Director, Directorate of Science and Technology, CIA. Sadly, for just 15 minutes.

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Hackathons! [EXTREMELY BIG DRINK]

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“I don’t think we have any choice but to collaborate.”

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Cluster! [Drink.] Hub! [Drink.]

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What is $1.8 million as a percentage of Coles’ annual spend on FMCG? What is Coles’ shrinkage figure on FMCG?

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This is what? Two studio apartments in Strathfield. And which will get the greatest return? twitter.com/paulwallbank/s…

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paulwallbank 1.8 million invested in food tech? What’s depressing is how small these numbers are. (at @iehoklie) swarmapp.com/c/d9VkYswGNQY

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Plenty of talk about programs and activity, roadshows etc, but has anyone named a specific concrete result yet?

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[Further generic statements, laden with government policy speak.]

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@gnoll110 No, they’re a different thing.

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Theory: Australia spends far more time talking about the need for collaboration rather than actually just doing it.

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Grill: A number of speakers have said “collaboration between reesearchrs and industry is poor.” Yes, they have.

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Theory: Australia is basically shit at this. Always has been. Always will be. We should stick with digging up the rocks.

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These messages. We’re good, but need to collaborate. Need government support. Need industry connection. Same messages for decades.

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[Various generic statements.]

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Deep irony: A speaker says a big challenge is the disconnect between the researchers and industry. [Smirks.]

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If we’re after lessons for building growth centres, we should hear from the stakeholders too. twitter.com/paulwallbank/s…

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paulwallbank Disturbed by the lack of industry on a panel on developing industry led initiatives. @..instagram.com/p/BKRh4xyDoPr/jA

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Hmmm. Six panelists in 45 minutes is just 7 mins each in total. We won’t get very deep, I fear.

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Now a panel, Establishing an Industry-Led Cyber Security Growth Centre” chair John Grill, Industry Growth Centre Advisory Committee

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Nice pep talk there from @macgibbon.

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Sure, but the field is ripe for massive growth, that’s the point. twitter.com/Steve_Lockstep…

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MacGibbon just referred to all this as the fourth industrial revolution.

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LynwenConnick It’s a once in a generation opportunity to develop our industry @macgibbon @pmc_gov_au pic.twitter.com/oKhY3ZkFBZ

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SandraRagg @macgibbon: most exciting side of is the growth side, the innovation & entrepreneurial side pic.twitter.com/84hEY6AbQs

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MacGibbon gives a big plug to @caseyjohnellis and @Bugcrowd. Wants to create more “boomerang businesses” that return to Australia.

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Related: “Berners-Lee, Silicon Valley, and Australia’s cultural cringe” (Feb 2013) zdnet.com/berners-lee-si…

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MacGibbon: “We can’t create an Australian Silicon Valley, and should we even?” [Hurrah!]

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MacGibbon says he’s never seen such enthusiasm post the release of Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy. cybersecuritystrategy.dpmc.gov.au

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However a challenge is that government isn’t “the great innovator”.

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MacGibbon repeats Rodriguez’s comment about the conservative and risk-averse nature of Australian business, which is a strength.

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MacGibbon: “Australia’s cyber security industry is nascent… it’s not huge.61

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MacGibbon notes that “relatively small” DDoS attacks have the potential to disrupt the delivery of government services.

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MacGibbon: “For the last month I’ve been looking at the failure of government digital service delivery in the Census.” [Indeed.]

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Next up: The Opportunity Cost of Not Investing in Cyber Innovation, with @macgibbon, the PM’s Special Adviser on Cyber Security.

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Mr Turnbull delivers his cyber stump speech. pic.twitter.com/Z4SB9uyj9q

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And now a video, “Introductory Remarks from The Prime Minister of Australia”. Pants off!

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Rodriguez stresses the importance of investors, trust etc. [As I say, this event is about the business and policy of innovation.]

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Rodriguez: The difference between China and Australia is trust. Australia is trusted in the region. Right place, right time etc.

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Rodriguez: “My dream is that companies in Australia stay here,” rather than migrating to the US.

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Rodriguez: “The question is how do you scale trust?”

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Rodriguez: Cyber is so fast that the build-or-buy question is all about buy. M&A activity is big right now.

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Generic comments about innovation (“it can be as little as sharing knowledge”), entrepreneurship, need to connect to markets etc.

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Now brief remarks from Robert D Rodriguez, Chairman & Founder, SINET. He was once a White House Protective Intelligence executive.

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Ah, Scanlan was Australia’s Consul-General in New York.

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Scanlan’s opening remarks are the usual “America is our partner” and “leading economies are about technology” etc etc.

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Sinet is the Security Innovation Network. security-innovation.org The “61” is for Data61|CSIRO. data61.csiro.au

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Our MC is Phil Scanlan, Founder, Australian American Leadership Dialogue. That in itself tells you something.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Australian Technology Park. Carriageworks is for the arts. All the cybers and the innovations happen at ATP.

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More cynically, it’s “Government cyber money? HOW CAN WE GET SOME?”

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The polite way of putting it is that it’s about partnering with the government’s cyber security strategy.

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I’m tweeting from the SINET61 cyber innovation conference today. cvent.com/events/sinet-6… Mute to avoid. pic.twitter.com/49mYeeTLCA

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Arriving at Sydney Central station instagram.com/p/BKRYLpKgU53/

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Actually I think I might have a nap on the .

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@developerjack And this isn’t just any old cyber. This is innovation cyber.

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Tue plan: 0606 train to Sydney (now); comms en route; 0800 SINET61 cyber innovation conference, day 1 cvent.com/events/sinet-6…; evening TBA.

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It’s still before dawn, but a team of men in hi-viz is already hammering coloured dots into the platform. pic.twitter.com/0zNI5IWjSJ

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andymoz78 More proof that the FT has the best comments section! pic.twitter.com/y0G1PRvV8R

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@accommodatingly @realscientists Or “got constipation”. OK, I’ll really stop now.

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@accommodatingly @realscientists Also maybe something ending “wet irrigation” or even “hot masturbation”. Maybe I’ll stop now.

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“Sceptical realisation”? [Shrugs] twitter.com/realscientists…

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Tue plan, draft: 0606 train to Sydney; 0800 SINET61 cyber innovation conference, day 1 cvent.com/events/sinet-6…; evening TBA.

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It’s still 90 minutes until sunrise, it’s a relatively warm 8C outside, and it’s going to be a long day.

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Tuesday. God is still watching you. Watching you carefully. Are you wearing clean underwear? Tuesday.

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