The Australian Computer Emergency Response Team (AusCERT) is a not-for-profit security group that provides advice to the Australian public, team members, and the education sector. AusCERT monitors and evaluates global computer network threats and vulnerabilities, publishing security bulletins and recommended prevention and mitigation strategies.

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That isn't lovely code, it's an ugly monkey

It is possible to develop secure code but only if vendors use a robust software development process and aren't afraid to call a monkey when they see a monkey, according to the retired chief scientist of the National Security Agency (NSA).

May 19, 2008 by Munir Kotadia and Matthew Oxley

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Do aliens and God affect your security budget?

Cyber-criminals, God, the universe, mafia, aliens, Nazis and IBM -- these are just some of the subjects touched upon in a video interview I conducted with Richard Thieme at the AusCERT security conference in Queensland last month.Richard Thieme walked up to me at AusCERT, took a close look at my badge, and then grilled me for calling him controversial in my conference build-up story.

June 4, 2007 by Munir Kotadia


Is desktop security broken beyond repair?

At the AusCERT 2007 conference in Queensland last week, keynote speaker Ivan Krstić, who is the director of security architecture for the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project, told attendees that desktop security was fundamentally broken. We asked several security experts who attended the conference if they agreed and how the problem could be fixed.

May 29, 2007 by Munir Kotadia and Brett Winterford

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