AusCERT, Australia's premier information security conference, is back for another year, and so are those lucky people from ZDNet Australia.
This year, there's a tank on premises, too, as the below video shows.
The conference's opening keynote was delivered by Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at F-Secure. In the interview below, Hypponen talks about cyberwarfare, and says that cyberweapons are not a deterrent.
"Cyber arms don't go on forever; they have an expiration date, they go bad. You have to have a current constant stockpile of tools, if you are planning on using them at all ...The only way for others to know you have powerful cybercapabilities is to show it off. Maybe we will eventually see cyber arms negotiations and cyberdisarmament," he said.
From 4pm AEST today (17 May), ZDNet Australia will be broadcasting a live panel discussion entitled "Tough Talk: BYO Disaster?" You can watch the discussion at this page.
Some would say that it is a long way from software engineering to journalism, others would correctly argue that it is a mere 10 metres according to the floor plan.During his first five years with CBS Interactive, Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining the company as a programmer.Leaving CBS Interactive in 2010 to follow his deep desire to study the snowdrifts and culinary delights of Canada, Chris based himself in Vancouver and paid for his new snowboarding and poutine cravings as a programmer for a lifestyle gaming startup.Chris returns to CBS in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia determined to meld together his programming and journalistic tendencies once and for all.In his free time, Chris is often seen yelling at different operating systems for their own unique failures, avoiding the dreaded tech support calls from relatives, and conducting extensive studies of internets — he claims he once read an entire one.