- Did Tony Abbott really say we don’t need better Internet bandwidth and speeds? Sounds that way. Example. Don’t you hate it when politics gets in the way of growth and improvements? In Australia, this is the norm sadly. On the flipside I suppose, you could argue that Conroy and co. have struggled with the NBN project from the outset. Well it seems that way to me. Checkout some history and delivery dates here.

- Have things gone a bit quiet on the Internet Filter side of things again? It happens, and just as you think (hope) it’s going away, it pops back up again. Had some interesting chats with Kate Lundy’s office about this a little while ago. Thanks to Kate, Pia and team for taking our thoughts on board. If interested, the comments and opinions we put forward were in line with previous postings here on Beast or Buddha (as per previous link).

Overall, you’d have to say Australia moves very slowly these days in terms of Government and technology. We came out of the blocks quite well, and even up to the early 90s were up there, but we’ve slumped back into being a distant follower and have been for a long time. The last couple of years’ effort from the Government is cementing us into this position. But, while Tony Abbott plays political games, there’s nothing of substance coming from him in this regard to suggest he is an alternative, and the previous government did lay the foundations of our weak e-Economy. Keen on your thoughts…..

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The list is growing. If you have your own security related blog and would like to be added to the directory, please let me know.

http://beastorbuddha.com/blog-directory/

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Posted in: news


Patrick Gray delivers Australia’s best Information Security Podcast here at Risky Business.

In this podcast, he talks with regular guest, Securus Global’s, Declan Ingram:
http://risky.biz/RB2-declan-forrester

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With the Ruxcon conference shifting to Melbourne this year, (details here), the Ruxcon crew have also kicked off a monthly meetup in Melbourne. Details here. Great for Melbourne and with airline prices so cheap, maybe worth considering flying into Melbourne for the meetups.

Sydney OWASP has also restarted. Details here. (Melbourne OWASP is also on the go. Details here, but get on the mailing list to get the updates for all the sessions as I don’t think the site is up to date).

If Security Management and more “generalist” security is your style, AISA (Australian Information Security Association) could be for you. Information on AISA here.

Good to see the industry busy and some great sessions in the pipeline.

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Posted in: Research, Too cool


Misguided projects like the Internet Filter and the saga that is the NBN is about the extent of Australian Government strategy in regards to the Internet. Circa 2000 and NOIE seemed to be in full swing with information, guidance and seemingly some substance to Government thought in this area.

Since then, we seem to have gone backwards. (Not that circa 2000 we had progressed that far). Is it just me that thinks this? Keen on your thoughts and rants. Has government been an enabler, assistance, roadblock…anything? What role should they have?

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