AusCERT 2011, booth babes and all: pics

AusCERT 2011, booth babes and all: pics

Summary: The 10th annual Australian Computer Emergency Response Team (AusCERT) conference started today. The exhibition floor seemed unusually roomy, and regular attendees agreed that the conference seemed much quieter than usual.


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  • (Credit: Munir Kotadia/ZDNet Australia)

    Graham Ingram, who has been the general manager of AusCERT for almost a decade, explained to attendees the difference between AusCERT and CERT Australia.

    "AusCERT is self funded, we are not government and we are part of the university of Queensland — we are fiercely independent," he said. "We are helping businesses mitigate cyber attacks and have been in operation since 1993".

  • (Credit: Munir Kotadia/ZDNet Australia)

    Welsh comedian Bennett Arron was the opening keynote speaker, describing how he became the victim of identity theft and then went on to steal the identity of the UK's then-Home Secretary, Charles Clarke.

  • (Credit: Munir Kotadia/ZDNet Australia)

    Harrods was one of the organisations where the fake Bennett Arron had run up huge bills. When the real Bennett wrote to the upper class London store and asked for compensation, he was, unsurprisingly, refused.

Topics: ZDNetLive, IBM, Security, AUSCERT

Munir Kotadia

About Munir Kotadia

Munir first became involved with online publishing in 1998 when he joined ZDNet UK and later moved into print publishing as Chief Reporter for IT Week, part of ZDNet UK, a weekly trade newspaper targeted at Enterprise IT managers. He later moved back into online publishing as Senior News Reporter for ZDNet UK.

Munir was recognised as Australia's Best Technology Columnist at the 5th Annual Sun Microsystems IT Journalism Awards 2007. In the previous year he was named Best News Journalist at the Consensus IT Writers Awards.

He no longer uses his Commodore 64.

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