AusCERT 2012 kicks off: photos

AusCERT 2012 kicks off: photos

Summary: The 11th annual AusCERT information security conference kicked off this morning, with the theme "Security on the move".

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  • (Credit: Zennith Geisler/ZDNet Australia)

    ZDNet Australia's Munir Kotadia interviewed F-Secure chief research officer Mikko Hypponen before his keynote address, essentially getting a sneak peek of what he would cover in his presentation.

    "It's not just that Apple have had a bad year, it's that Apple OS X people have had a bad year. The iOS people have had a great year; in fact, they've had a great five years," he said.

    "In June, iPhone is going to be five years old. One of the most visible gadgets in the world — zero malware, not a single virus/trojan/backdoor that would run on a non-modified, non-jailbroken iPhone, which is a great accomplishment.

    "It's been long overdue to see problems like these in OS X, because it really wasn't as secure as everybody thought it was."

  • (Credit: Zennith Geisler/ZDNet Australia)

    Graham Ingram, general manager of AusCERT, welcomed guests to the conference and gave an overview of events before introducing the keynote speaker.

  • (Credit: Munir Kotadia/ZDNet Australia)

    Keynote speaker Mikko Hypponen is a veteran of the security industry, having started working with viruses and malware 21 years ago in 1991.

    "We're seeing right now the beginning of the next revolution on how future wars are being fought. We are right now seeing how basically any developed nation is starting to stockpile on cyber attacks and cyber arms. It's a cyber arms race, and it's starting right now," he said.

Topics: AUSCERT, Security, Symantec

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