Photos from the frontline: AusCERT 2010

Photos from the frontline: AusCERT 2010

Summary: At AusCERT 2010 this week, speakers waxed lyrical on security, talking about everything from cybercriminals purchasing BMWs to the age of Cybergeddon.

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  • (Credit: Munir Kotadia/ZDNet Australia)

    Eugene Kaspersky, founder of the antivirus firm with the same name, painted a very grim picture in his presentation on the future of digital security. He talked about criminals offering other criminals cybercrime products that came with money-back guarantees, technical support and terms of service.

  • (Credit: Munir Kotadia/ZDNet Australia)

    The Blue Room was packed for Eugene's presentation — you can see a very amused James Turner from IBRS in the front row.

  • (Credit: Munir Kotadia/ZDNet Australia)

    Kaspersky said cybercriminals are just like the legitimate software industry except they don't pay taxes and they don't report their financial results. "I call it C2C. B2B is business to business, B2C is business to consumer and C2C is criminal to criminal," he said.

Topic: Security

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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