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)

    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.

  • (Credit: Munir Kotadia/ZDNet Australia)

    "Somebody did have a passport apparently in my name and i haven't been able to trace that, so there could be somebody going around the world with a passport in my name, which is worrying — but i collect air miles, so pros and cons really."

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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