My week of Monday 25 February to Sunday 3 March 2019 was moderately produtive, despite the “joys” of starting to adjust me medications to improve my sleep patterns. There were cybers, too.
- Australia should name parliament cyber attackers, ZDNet Australia, 26 February 2019. I went kind of hawkish this week, though I was riffing off comments by the New York Times‘ David E Sanger.
- ACSC tightens access controls for Australian government systems, ZDNet Australia, 28 February 2019. The Australian Cyber Security Centre has issued a new Essential Eight Security Model. CISOs should revel in this news.
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- On Monday night I did a lengthy radio spot on ABC Melbourne, talking about how few people take precautions against identity theft (here’s the US statistics) and the magnificent Four Corners documentary Meet the scammers breaking hearts and stealing billions online. I’m still not back in the habit of posting recordings, but I’m considering changing that.
- On Monday I went to lunchtime event Frontier cyberwars and what’s next: in-conversation with The New York Times’ David E Sanger at the Pullman Hotel, Sydney, and they paid for the lunch.
The Week Ahead
It’s a week of research, writing, and podcast production, but at this stage I’m not going to plan it out in any more detail than necessary. Things must remain flexible. That said…
On Monday evening, I’ll finally be posting the first of The 9pm Edict best-of episodes. I’ve chosen the clips, and just need to record the links and edit it,
On Thursday, Nick Fryer and I will be finally recording the next joint episode of The 9pm Edict podcast. It will be posted that night.
The subscribe-to-Edict thing is back up and running. If you want to support this podcast with actual money, you can now subscribe to make regular contributions for extra benefits. You can still make a one-off-contribution too.
I hope to spend some time in Canberra in the next few weeks, but I still haven’t figured out any dates yet. If there’s any event I should be there for, please let me know.
Same for Melbourne.
I’m pencilling in some of the year’s conferences and other events. This is a very partial list. Please let me know if there’s anything I should add.
- AusCERT 2019, Gold Coast, 28–31 May 2019.
- Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, Sydney, 19–20 August 2019.
- Australian Cyber Conference 2019, Melbourne, 8–10 October 2019. The excellent Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Conference is now rolled into this event.
[Photo: International Convention Centre, Sydney, photographed on 26 February 2019. I’ve been told that these feature images aren’t showing up in the RSS feed, something I hope to fix in coming days. For now, though, you’ll have to click through to the actual website.]