Monday 15 to Sunday 21 April 2019 was a remarkably productive week, despite there being only four working days. Two articles and a podcast! Even though there was also time out for medical appointments down in Sydney.
- “The 9pm Arch Window of the Death of Democracy”, being The 9pm Edict episode 84 with Nicholas Fryer. Also available on Spreaker and SoundCloud. It contains a heartwarming Easter tale involving a Bunny.
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- 86% of Australia’s top websites can’t detect bot attacks: Research, ZDNet Australia, 16 April 2019.
- Australia to keep playing the UN cyberspace norms game, ZDNet Australia, 16 April 2019. For those of you who’d love 1200 words about UN committee processes.
- On Wednesday I spoke about Alphabet’s Project Loon on ABC Kimberley. I should’ve posted a recording of this spot, but I really couldn’t be bothered.
- One of my old photos was used to illustrated the story Julian Assange erhÃ¤lt nach Verhaftung Bitcoin Spenden at the German site Krypto Szene.
The Week Ahead
It’s a very short work week because Monday is Easter Monday and Thursday is Anzac Day, but I’ll be trying to get a bunch of writing done.
I’ll update this post on Tuesday, once things are clearer. Update 23 April 2019: No I won’t. No, wait.
The federal election is on Saturday 18 May, so I should probably organise something.
My intention to spend some time in Canberra and Melbourne “in the next few weeks” is still going nowhere, but I’m going to keep trying. If there’s any event I should be in either city for, please let me know.
And now, a very partial list of some of the year’s conferences and other events that I’m planning to attend. Please let me know if there’s anything I should add.
- AusCERT 2019, Gold Coast, 28â€“31 May 2019.
- The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) conference War in 2025, Canberra, 12â€“14 June 2019 (TBC).
- Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, Sydney, 19â€“20 August 2019.
- Australian Cyber Conference 2019, Melbourne, 8â€“10 October 2019. The excellent Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Conference is now rolled into this event.
[Photo: A Hairpin Banksia (Banksia spinulosa) in full bloom at Bunjaree Cottages. Photographed on Easter Sunday, 21 April 2019.]