AusCERT 2013: This time it's personal

As another AusCERT conference kicked off in the Gold Coast today, Munir Kotadia explains why he is disillusioned with security in all its forms.

AusCERT 2013: Opening

Any system is only as secure as its most vulnerable point, so why bother taking all these precautions when the whole system is fundamentally flawed?

A prime example of this is the TSA lock — a suitcase lock designed for people travelling to the USA. This is a security device that boasts insecurity as it's most prominent feature. 

When this kind of product is accepted, and in many cases actually demanded by the public, is there any point in pretending that our information, possessions or minds, are safe from attackers?