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".


 |  Image 5 of 12

  • Thumbnail 1
  • Thumbnail 2
  • Thumbnail 3
  • Thumbnail 4
  • Thumbnail 5
  • Thumbnail 6
  • Thumbnail 7
  • Thumbnail 8
  • Thumbnail 9
  • Thumbnail 10
  • Thumbnail 11
  • Thumbnail 12
  • (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.

  • (Credit: Zennith Geisler/ZDNet Australia)

    Juniper Networks senior director Christofer Hoff gave the plenary address, during which he claimed to be wearing a "wearable Japanese space toilet". This was quite apt, as his presentation on commode computing discussed "relevant advances in toiletry and IT — from squat pots to cloud bots — better waste management through security automation".

  • (Credit: Zennith Geisler/ZDNet Australia)

    Security Consultancy Hacklabs decided against a traditional booth this year, opting instead to drive a tank onto the lawn of the conference building. While most attendees looked quite impressed, Stilgherrian said, "It's not a tank, it's an M113 armoured personnel carrier with an MRV mod. The turret is taken from a..."

    We walked away before he could finish, not wanting to know why he knows so much about military vehicles.

Topics: AUSCERT, Security, Symantec

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.


Log in or register to start the discussion