Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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September 14th, 2016

I think there’s quite a lot of arsehattery happening this evening so I am going to leave you to it.

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Oh FFS going to Silicon Valley for advice about food is like going to a walrus for advice about space travel. twitter.com/peterjblack/st…

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“Airbnb, a Silicon Valley Titan, Breaks Ranks in Admitting Its Power” nytimes.com/2016/09/13/us/…

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Histreepix The final generation amass to see the last electrical light die, before a life of endless flooding & darkness. 2034. pic.twitter.com/HdBscR3Gty

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annikasmethurst Meanwhile, Jacqui Lambie is uploading photos of her latest eyebrow wax pic.twitter.com/8RKsg6vqjN

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Histreepix A bull taunts a man for his inability to comprehend the world without the violent subjugation of it. Madrid, 1998. pic.twitter.com/h9GfX8D1uc

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Histreepix Man blindly compartmentalises world into “real/wrong”, “better/worse” in an attempt to stave off unwanted knowledge. twitter.com/chmpbegforsdla…

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After two long days of cybering I feel all sticky.

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ConductorSam The next arrival at Manchester Piccadilly will be HMS Victory pic.twitter.com/tGR6OThOnR

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@RachaelHasIdeas Really. At Central Station, the Eddy Avenue side. The bit that didn’t catch fire.

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It still disturbs me that there’s a Panda Express in Sydney.

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esj312 Me: So how can we tell scholarly sources from non-scholarly ones?
Student: They’re behind a paywall?

Touché.

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Departing Australian Technology Park.

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It ends. There’s maybe 20% of the attendees still here. I suspect there’ll be plenty of drinks.

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No, don’t tell people who’ve just stayed with you for two days that tomorrow’s event in Melbourne is more important.

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Times when I regret having a vivid visual imagination, number 702. twitter.com/dobes/status/7…

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They’d be more likely to agree on ecstasy. twitter.com/guardianscienc…

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I think I can hear my own spinal fluid congealing.

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Each time Turner clicks and the next slide seems to be yet another new topic, you can feel more of people’s souls draining away.

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But right now, the small percentage of people left in the room are just politely waiting for it the end. Or for their own death.

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Do it the other way round. A quick run thru the credits, then end on the high note of the guest speaker. Everyone out with a smile.

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It’s a common conference programming mistake. A top guest speaker to close, then the boss reading the thank-you list. Thud.

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It’s like the band played its greatest hit, and then for an encore brought out their accountant to audit the books.

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Ending two long days with Turner’s slow-paced list-based plug for @Data61news isn’t exactly vaudeville. “Start bright, end strong.”

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@ContractCMO I doubt it. No video recording, audio management was FOH only.

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nswpolice : Man charged by NSW JCTT with terror related offences. pic.twitter.com/JvKXDjLziF

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@semibogan @purserj They’re wanting to make it for both paid and unpaid podcasts, so it’ll be about setting up the sales and money systems.

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thegrugq_ebooks I’m really me.

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BOM_NSW Severe Weather Warning Issued for Damaging Winds. Latest weather warnings at bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/ pic.twitter.com/MHm9aRuRIy

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Joseph is running thru the entire technical, practical, legislative, and compliance aspects of stock trading settlement at Mach 6.

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JimmyTraffic BREAKING: Surrey Hills: First pictures from chopper - Car looks crushed BTW Train and platform. pic.twitter.com/yBy18TeLII

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sclark_melbs Royal Commission Now twitter.com/samanthamaiden…

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I hope this is not a timeless tweet. twitter.com/Steve_Lockstep…

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@semibogan Yes. “Partners”. And I’d assumed that’s who he was referring to, for some unknown reason.

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I won’t tweet any more of this blockchain stuff or it’ll summon @Steve_Lockstep from the deep.

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Joseph sees blockchain for SSX transaction settlement as evolutionary rather than revolutionary. [Yep, many hairball systems.]

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Joseph: “If you say blockchain blockchain blockchain really fast you’ll end up with an immutable secure database.” Hah!

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Final preso: “Blockchain Technology” with Loretta Joseph, Director of Market Development, Sydney Stock Exchange.

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One is intercepting the money mules, since this does have to be cashed out at some point.

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Lewis is asked about encrypted apps. While not answering directly, he says they’re exploring other avenues of attack..61

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Lewis mentioned the need to move from disruption to getting evidence they can put in front of a court.

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I asked Lewis to expand on the “network of networks”. Seems like they’re wanting to build processes to lead to prosecutions…

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georgepnott There’s cyber been a more cyber time to be cyber. pic.twitter.com/JRqJq5bLcn

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Lines: ASD is already working with its partners, and moving to, “quantum-resistent key” encryption. [That’s a tantalising snippet.]

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@VS_ I thing he was referring to the linking of Bitcoin identity to a human, but I’ll try to clarify.

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“All these people want to socialise,” Lewis says. And he alluded to ‘other’ capabilities. [Smirk.]

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Lewis was just asked how you follow the money with Bitcoin. It’s the human factor in forums. So good ol’ HUMINT.

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@thegrugq_ebooks But how can there be such a thing as ‘excessive tronc’?

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@dobes @georgepnott He was originally going to do the opening keynote personally.

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@dobes @georgepnott Yeah, his schedule has been packed solid recently, but @macgibbon said he really wanted to still do this message.

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@thegrugq_ebooks It’s good that you will have time to recover from your mistake.

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georgepnott PM’s address to Aus cyber community at yesterday. Nice shirt Mal. twitter.com/Data61news/sta…

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@DDsD Apparently they are, because waterfall was just deprecated on stage. So to speak.

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Sentonas: All the talk about threat intelligence is fine, but how do you know if a feed is bad? A bad feed spoils it for everyone.

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Sentonas: Don’t throw out what you’ve done for buzzy words like ‘machine learning’.

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Sentonas: If updating signatures doesn’t work today, it will not work tomorrow.

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@chris23 Yep, this has bene touched upon, to deal with skills shortage, intelligence overload, and the need for speed.

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Attribution is a problem, but (as I hear it) they’re building processes to “disrupt” and “interdict” perpetrators. His words there.

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AFP strategy is “networking the networks”, so AU’s cybersec networks with INTERPOL, EUROPOL etc.

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Lewis seems more confident, with better networking (ACSC etc) and more resources.

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Agreement so far that the gap between threat and defence is getting wider, tho Sentonas says it depends what you mean by threat.

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Now: “Rethinking Cybersecurity to Address a Rapidly Changing Threat Environment” pic.twitter.com/y15gv4PhQy

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “Australia’s cybersecurity skills make it a destination for ‘cyber tourism’” zdnet.com/article/austra…

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@VS_ @Steve_Lockstep I’ve been told the same by a mate who was in military intelligence.

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@VS_ @Steve_Lockstep And at lower resolution you can get it free from LANDSAT.

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@CaPtAiN_dAnGeR_ I’ve pretty much given up being sure about anything.

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@Steve_Lockstep It’s certainly going to trigger some test cases. Is, for example, a 1000-foot pole different from binoculars?

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Munching the invisible piglet. (Pic: Gary Ramage) pic.twitter.com/E1YDMHnqRd

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@purserj I know this fact and have studiously ignored it.

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@Steve_Lockstep “Special technology”? That’s a bit of a stretch. A camera on a pole. Replace pole with a propeller.

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@rgmerk @Data61news Nods. The UAV control system stuff is a classic example.

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@manindotblack “I only turned away for a moment…” POP!

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@manindotblack Isn’t it just. Yet the carriers have 5500 people and a well-equipped hospital.

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“… because if it doesn’t work, we can always push it into the sea.twitter.com/NicoleWill100/…XE

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@dobes Look I think you’ve zeroed in on the correct angle, though I’m saddened by the lack of NBN.

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“Australian House of Reps to accept online petitions”, writes @dobes, who was probably laughing as he did so. zdnet.com/article/austra…

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@rgmerk Well that’s a whole project at @Data61news, of course. A long way to go from microkernel to apps…

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Sure. Just as public as “the car park is full” or “the trains are running late”. It’s an observed fact. twitter.com/Steve_Lockstep…

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Story filed fior @zdnetaustralia. It contains 31 cybers and a phenomenologist.

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@SilvesterSJ Cars, industrial control systems, medical devices, basically anything digital that manipulates the physical world.

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Attempting to get two cybers into the one headline.

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Toby_Halligan Tough day at the office pic.twitter.com/kB4W9mREis

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OK, I’ve bailed out of the sessions to get some writing done.

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Is this the press work room?

HAHAHAHAHA yeah I know fuck off. pic.twitter.com/rmkTnHznc4

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@OaaSvc I just used it in a sentence.

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KristoferA Samsung’s ‘find my car’ app in action pic.twitter.com/307XWxrlkv

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Has anyone used the term “cybervation” yet?

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ddowza the only ‘meetings’ involving GitHub I would attend involve a balaclava and an axe twitter.com/MarioVilas/sta…

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paulwallbank “Deans of Engineering faculties have debased their degrees by allowing students with substandard maths skills…”

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“Someone Is Learning How to Take Down the Internet”, writes @schneierblog lawfareblog.com/someone-learni…

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Craig notes that interacting with the users leads to short-term research. DSTG has to consciously look long-term.

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Bitcoin! [Drink.]

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@scott_thewspot “Don’t be a dick. Just don’t click.”

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Those two tweets before were first van der Meyden and then Rudolph.

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Craig asks about AI. Will we be handing over more decisions to machines, without a human in the loop?

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At the CIA they use the term “computational anonymity”.

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Meyerriecks expects to see a lot more edge routing, not just SDN. But does that become an advertising network?

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Heiser expects real breakthroughs in this area of verified systems in the next five years.

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Cyberphysical systems! [Drink.]

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Heiser talks about the need for verified hardware and software, plugs seL4 kernel. [I’m a big fan.]

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The other of those two just mentioned the “holy grail” of homomorphic encryption. zdnet.com/article/encryp…

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Biggest new tech? Quantum computing, but it’ll have a negative effect. [Was that Rudolf? Or van der Meyden?]

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Now: The Future of Cyber R&D – The Known Knowns, Known Unknowns and Unknown Unknown6pic.twitter.com/681HlAyMP6P6

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Australia is leader in UAVs, geospatial data, and agriculture. pic.twitter.com/0XEG520s7d

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What if a bank sends a drone over your farm, sees your mango crop isn’t good his year, and pulls our loans?

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Bell: Drones usually aren’t killer robots but North Dakota has drones with tasers and pepper spray.

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We’re now being shows that gorgeous drone footage of Uluru. Stunning. australiangeographic.com.au/news/2016/08/f…

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Australia is a leader in geospatial data and gathering it with UAVs, says Bell.

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@rachael_falk True enough, and I know Mike is one of the good guys here, but I’m all too easily amused.

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Now: Dr. Catherine Ball, Entrepreneur, Telstra National Corporate Business Woman of the Year, co-Founder Surnia

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paulwallbank “Pen test the fuck out of us” is the advice from Australian CISOs for those wanting to sell them security products.

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paulwallbank First question from the audience is ‘have you ever bought anything from a local startup?’ Silence ensues from the bank CISOs.

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@securityartist I’m actually with you on that. MOAR THRET INTELLAGENCE is starting to shit me.

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“Turnbull’s cybersecurity adviser rejects creating Australia’s Silicon Valley”, writes @ashabeeeee zdnet.com/article/turnbu…

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paulwallbank ANZ CISO doesn’t see security as a competitive advantage, “a hit on one of us is a hit on all of us.”

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They mean well, but that call for diversity came from a panel of four balding white men, three of whom work in financial services.

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Now we’re getting the reminder: We get distracted by the new shiny dashboards and big screens, need to focus on cyber hygiene 101.

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kcarruthers “Get some sleep” good advice from @AlexUCLR pic.twitter.com/OKbAcHzCA3

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aus_politics Ed Husic’s gift for ‘spineless’ PM: bit.ly/2cqnlay pic.twitter.com/dTcoH3Umth

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Scott: To continue to understand that cyber can’t be an after-discussion, an answer he says is safe but true.

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If you could ask for one thing from your business? Glynn: “Stop clicking on those damn links.”

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[At this stage, if I have a drink every time someone says ‘machine learning’ I’ll be rat-arsed by morning coffee time.]

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Scott is talking about embedding security skills throughout the development of the banking products. With agile it can’t some later.

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Scott: “People is where it starts for for me,” and technology follows.

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My view is that automation will be the only way to deal with the skills shortage. CyberDevOps, we could call it.

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Haig: We need to put more trust in the automated systems we’re developing. We still trust the humans more than the machines today.

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Glynn says we need to get better at defence. “We need to be doing all the things we’ve done to date, but better.”

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Glynn has been asked what cybersec will look like in 2020. No big revolution, he says. Threat intelligence sharing will be key.

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@OaaSvc Yeah, I’ll have to get a crash course in quantum computing somehow. Even with a solid computing science major, I get lost in it.

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Burgess is starting with an apology for having an all-male panel, and a call for more diversity in the cyber field.

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@awelder This conference is (part of) Turnbull’s strategy to fix this very problem. I’m not yet convinced the enthusiasts will overcome it.

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Next up: The Frontiers of Cyber Innovation- “Rapid Fire Format with 6 CISO’s” moderated by @MikePBurgess pic.twitter.com/cp5iwTS1Es

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The overall message for me is that Australia is doing great work in quantum computing, but so are others. Highly competitive.

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I’ve dropped in mid-way through Prof Michelle Simmons’ run-through of quantum computing and I’m so lost. I’ll have to catch up.

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

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@jeamland Well that’s less disturbing than what I was thinking.

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Didn’t he say he’d met with LGBTI “groups”, not “advocates”? That could mean something very different. twitter.com/TheRealKerryG/…

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Are you meant to wash your hands before or after? twitter.com/annajhenderson…

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swan_legend Atlassian CEO leads $1.6m funding round for tech-focused millennial super fund @SpaceshipAU bit.ly/2cd4TTE pic.twitter.com/2l80pqzWIc

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rbbayliss SDN personified with this limited edition ‘rainbow butterfly unicorn kitty’ named Philip and @sdndude pic.twitter.com/3CrXjtySrm

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Wed plan: Errand; SINET61 cyber innovation conference, day 2 cvent.com/events/sinet-6…; write for @zdnetaustralia; post-conference drinks.

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CNN You can now buy a $10 wire so you don’t lose your $159 Apple AirPods cnn.it/2cVxpYJ pic.twitter.com/aeAWuMFqw1

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@Mich11775 For sure. When I’m not scoffing pain killers to make it through the week. Say, when I’m in Canberra next.

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“Malcolm Turnbull: A year in charge of the ‘Office of Wicked Problems’”, wrotes @latingle afr.com/news/politics/…

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And yes, I realise that I’m an idiot for asking.

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Yes, I’m asking about things that had to go with the government of a nation, not Canberra political horserace shit.

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Has someone made a handy list of the Turnbull government’s achievements thus far? Apart from the polling figures and the election?

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SwiftOnSecurity “Idaho lawmaker asks if women can swallow cameras for gynecology exams”
Nevar forget
nydailynews.com/news/national/…

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SwiftOnSecurity “A libertarian is just a Republican you have to block on Twitter.”
- Cecily Strong

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“CIA offers information security plan to Australian CIOs”, writes @BeverleyHead istart.com.au/news-items/cia… [Note comment on agility.]

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_HelenDale GoPro still of a swooping magpie by Catherine (friend not on Twitter). Deserves wider distribution. pic.twitter.com/8siWhxHBWv

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Clearly I made the wrong decision last night. twitter.com/Mich11775/stat…

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Wed plan, draft: 0800 SINET61 cyber innovation conference, day 2 cvent.com/events/sinet-6…; post-conference drinks; collapse.

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Wednesday. Fish hooks. Six-inch zippers. Large paper bags. Wednesday.

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