My week of Monday 18 to Sunday 24 May 2015 wasn’t overly productive — as the lack of published articles and podcasts listed below suggests — but it was the calm before the storm rather than a disaster.
Shut up. This is my story, and I’m sticking to it.
There were four editions of 5at5 this week, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. To save me having to tell you this, you could just subscribe.
- On Monday, I spoke about the supposed hacking of an airliner on Sydney radio station 2UE.
- On Tuesday evening, I spoke about various tech news stories on ABC 702 Sydney, but there is no recording.
- On Wednesday morning, I had meetings with people from Ping Identity and ForgeRock at Customs House in Sydney. Their PR firm Bass Public Relations paid for my coffee.
- Also on Wednesday, SimpliVity hosted a media lunch at the Bentley Restaurant and Bar in Sydney. As always the food was lovely. I had the calamari and kohlrabi with roast almond and red currant, the snapper and clams with sweetcorn and lemon myrtle infused sorrel, and the cheeses. SimpliVity also gave us media people a rather useful gift pack containing a branded pen, a USB battery for recharging phones and stuff, a laptop sticker, and mints.
- On Friday I met with Tom Sulston from Thoughtworks, and he paid for the coffee.
The Week Ahead
It’s the first of several busy weeks, made more busy by the fact that I’ve fallen behind in my writing.
On Monday, I’ll be filing a column for ZDNet, then working on a feature story. That’s likely to continue into Tuesday and Wednesday, wiping out previous plans to head to Sydney for a SANS Institute gathering and Optus Vision 2015.
On Thursday I’ll be watching a SANS Institute webcast on “Continuous Monitoring, Real World Analysis and Strategies to Mitigate Targeted Attacks”, and then writing it up as a column for ZDNet.
On Friday, I’ll be producing an episode of The 9pm Edict podcast, I reckon. And then it’s the weekend.
On Tuesday 2 June, I’ll be in Sydney yet again for Check Point’s Cyber Security Symposium 2015, and then flying to the Gold Coast for the AusCERT 2015 Information Security Conference, which runs through to Friday 5 June. Then it’s the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, and I haven’t quite decided what happens with that.
[Photo: Glenbrook Gorge, which is my favourite part of the train journey from the Blue Mountains down to Sydney, photographed on 20 May 2015.]