Monday 19 to Sunday 25 October 2020 was a happy one. A successful crowdfunding campaign. Productivity. And the start of a streak of rainy weather. Joy.
I’m still missing travelling, though, which is why I’ve got another aerial view in the header.
- “Updating ‘The 9pm End of Spring Series 2020′”, being a promo for the Pozible crowdfunding campaign of the same name. You have until 9pm AEDT this Thursday 29 October 2020 to hit the second stretch goal, an end-of-year wrap with a panel of lovely people.
This would be the perfect time to pledge your support.
The ZDNet videos we shot last week are starting to be published.
- Ransomware threats mean SMBs must focus on cyber basics, ZDNet, 23 October 2020.
- Cybersecurity starts with the network fundamentals, ZDNet, 23 October 2020.
- Cyber must be part of all-hazards national resilience: Home Affairs chief, ZDNet, 19 October 2020.
Media Appearances, Corporate Largesse
- The pursuit of herd immunity is a folly â€“ so who’s funding this bad science? Essential reading in these Quarantimes.
- 2020 Luminar bug photographer of the year â€“ winners. There’s some amazing photos here.
- The EF55 class locos, aka “Moomin”, has mythical status in Japan, and other Japanese locomotive photos.
- Photographs of trains curated by Chuck Zeiler, which is what it says. Enjoy going down this rabbit-hole.
- Bletchley Parkâ€™s contribution to WW2 ‘over-rated’, some interesting commentary via the BBC.
The Week Ahead
It’s week 32 of the Quarantimes at Bunjaree Cottages at Wentworth Falls, though I’ll be down in Sydney from Friday. I’ll be focusing on the first draft of the update to my 2019 Carnegie Endowment paper, The Encryption Debate in Australia, and on Saturday night’s livestream.
On Tuesday I might catch a US Studies Centre panel, Media and the 2020 election, then on Friday there’s another panel, Cybercrime â€“ Is it just old crimes perpetrated online? from the Trans-Tasman Business Circle.
This week is also Australian Cyber Week 2020, though only a couple of events are catching my eye at this stage
On Saturday night it’s the livestreamed special episode of the Edict, “The 9pm Halloween Bad Sex State Election Live” as paid for you you, the generous listeners. Listen in at the9pmedict.com/live or on Spreaker apps (search for The 9pm Edict) from 8pm AEDT.
This livestream is just part of The 9pm End of Spring Series 2020. There will be five episodes with special guests through Novemberâ€“December. And if we hit the second stretch goal I’ll do an end-of-year panel episode.
Please check out the Pozible campaign now, and please tell your friends.
- UTS:ACRI Webinar: Chinaâ€™s grand strategy and Australiaâ€™s future in the new global order â€“ in conversation with Geoff Raby, online, 3 November 2020.
- Risk and Cyber Week, AISA and RMIA, online, 9â€“13 November 2020 (TBC).
- Trolling in Chinese and English – Research Findings, Information Innovation @ UTS, online, 27 November 2020.
- TimeGhostTV Pearl Harbor Minute-by-Minute, online, 8 December 2020. This six-hour livestream starts at 3am AEDT in my part of the world, but I’ll definitely be watching it.
- Linux.conf.au 2021, online, 23â€“25 January 2021 (TBC).
- Australian Cyber Conference, Canberra, 14â€“16 March 2021 (TBC).
[Photo: Shellharbour and coast to the south, photographed from a Qantas Boeing 717 en route from Sydney to Canberra on 22 October 2019.]