AusCERT 2012 pics: Vaders and Terminators

AusCERT 2012 pics: Vaders and Terminators

Summary: The 2012 AusCERT conference continues with Star Wars, censorship, cyber attacks and machines becoming self-aware.


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  • (Credit: Zennith Geisler/ZDNet Australia)

    Mark Fabro, president and chief security scientist for Lofty Perch, tried not to look too concerned when there was a mishap with the stage lighting during his plenary presentation on "Forensics and supervisory control and data acquisition [SCADA]/distributed control system [DCS]".

    "You know, everybody laughs when I kid about hitting critical mass and the system becoming self-aware ... this is it, this is the moment."

  • (Credit: Zennith Geisler/ZDNet Australia)

    Day two speaker Mark Fabro spoke to AusCERT general manger Graham Ingram and conference manager Claire Groves.

  • (Credit: Michael Lee/ZDNet Australia)

    Peter Gutmann, researcher at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Auckland, took to the stage to discuss contactless payment systems; namely, credit cards and near-field communication (NFC) phones.

Topics: AUSCERT, Security

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  • I think, therefore I am. I am what? A machine. Damn!!