My week of Monday 2 to Sunday 8 February 2015 was exhausting — but as you can see, the productivity levels started returning to something approaching normality. Slowly.
- “The 9pm Sleepless in Canberra”, being The 9pm Edict episode 35. Yes, a new podcast appeared just one week after the previous one. Amazing. It still took 11 hours to produce, though. I must fix that.
- From practitioners to politicians, we lack the infosec clue needed, ZDNet Australia, 3 February 2015. Part of a 10-story ZDNet feature section, Security and Privacy: New Challenges.
- Australian infosec budgets are probably wrong: Deloitte, ZDNet Australia, 4 February 2015.
- Why a dumb security video will help you work smarter, not harder, ZDNet Australia, 6 February 2015. My review of the new video from the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) surprised some readers.
There were three editions of 5at5 this week, on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. You might want to subscribe so you receive them all as they’re released. Subscribe. Just subscribe.
- On Friday, I spoke about Twitter’s business, and the risk of uncontrolled bullying, on ABC Radio’s The World Today.
- On Thursday, I went to a media briefing by VMware at Sydney’s Flying Fish Restaurant in Pyrmont. There was excellent food and wine. I had the duck terrine and the lamb loin with side dishes.
The Week Ahead
Monday will have pretty much ended by the time this gets published. It’s likely to have been a day of pottering around after very little sleep, and planning for the rest of the week.
Tuesday and Wednesday both see day trips to Sydney to cover the APIdays conference at Australian Technology Park. “Liberate then Innovate”? I feel sick already. Late Wednesday afternoon I’m also covering a seminar on “Risk-based approach to Privacy” being run by iappANZ, the International Association of Privacy Professionals ANZ. These will be long, exhausting days — in part because I’ll have to do the long commute both days rather than staying in Sydney, thanks to cashflow constraints. Wish me luck.
Thursday and Friday are writing days, I’m guessing, turning those two hectic days into words for money.
The weekend is unplanned.
[Photo: Sydney skyline from Camperdown, photographed from level 6 of Rydges Camperdown Hotel on 5 February 2015.]