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13th Annual AusCERT Information Security Conference: 12th - 16th May 2014

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Marcus Sachs Edward Felten Felix Lindner
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Vice President for National Security Policy at Verizon Professor and Director of Princeton University's Center for Information Technology Policy  Recurity Labs

Welcome to AusCERT2014

AusCERT is hosting AusCERT2014, the 13th annual AusCERT Information Security Conference from 12th-16th May 2014 at the RACV Royal Pines Resort on Queensland's Gold Coast, Australia.

The theme for AusCERT2014 is “Trusting Security”, a reflection of the growing concern surrounding mass data collection efforts which undermine the "secure" cloud. 
Do individuals and companies care that their data is accessible to nation state intelligence gathering via cloud providers? 
What are the privacy and espionage risks surrounding "Big Brother" capabilities? 
Should we be afraid or feel reassured by nation state intelligence gathering? 
Like light that is distorted when it passes through a prism, online security is not always what it seems; and our trust in the online environment is increasingly being challenged and eroded. 
AusCERT2014 will explore the full ‘spectrum’ of these risks and bring experts from Australia and around the world to provide insight and solutions to deal with these challenges.

Last chance to participate in the Law Enforcement Challenge!

Attention AusCERT2014 attendees! The law enforcement community of Australia and New Zealand invites you to participate in the AusCERT2014 Law Enforcement Challenge.

The annual AusCERT conference is the premier information security event in Australia, attracting leading national and international InfoSec gurus. Prove how crafty you are and test your encryption skills by entering the AusCERT2014 Law Enforcement Challenge.

You will be presented with a challenging real-world scenario that Australian police have solved. The challenge you will be given involves a crook, data and encryption. If the police can solve it, it should be simple, right?

To make it interesting, the inaugural challenge will be a contest of speed as well as accuracy. The winner will be the fastest team or person to crack the case and submit a correct answer. Bonus points will be awarded for solving the problem faster than the police did.

The winner will receive a bona fide certificate presented by police Technology Crime officers on stage at AusCERT2014 on Wednesday 14th May.

Whilst this challenge is issued in the spirit of endeavour, learning and fun, it does have a serious side. The criminal community has been an enthusiastic early adopter of technology, using it to commit crime, support their operations and obstruct law enforcement. Technology gives criminals the ability to extend their reach and protect themselves as they prey upon everyday people.

Participating in the AusCERT2014 Law Enforcement Challenge is a way to assist law enforcement to combat e-Crime in Australia and New Zealand. The problems presented to you will be real, and solving them will help to protect the community and solve crime.

The AusCERT2014 Law Enforcement Challenge Package will be available to download from Monday 28th April 2014.  Challengers will have until Thursday 8th May 2014 to work their magic.  The downloadable package will contain all necessary data and information.



Don't miss these social highlights at AusCERT2014! 

Tuesday 13th May: Welcome Reception 'Beers of the World' 
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A perfect opportunity to meet up with old friends and make news ones before the conference. Come along and sample from 14 local and international beers available around the exhibition. All delegates welcome!

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Wednesday 14th May: Sea World Evening
6:00 pm buses depart  -  9:30 pm buses return

Start the evening in Dolphin Cove with the dolphin show, then ride the Jet Rescue, sponsored by CSGI. Enjoy drinks and canapes, sponsored by Trustwave, in Shark Bay (that really cool underwater aquarium!). 


Thursday 15th May: Gala Dinner incorporating the Australian Information Security Awards  
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm buses depart to other hotels

Enjoy drinks and canapes served on the Podium Lawns followed by a sumptuous dinner in the Grand Ballroom, sponsored by Firemon. Don't miss entertainment by 2CELLOS (seriously, you won't want to miss this!!) and the AusCERT and SC Magazine Awards hosted by Adam Spencer. 


Warl0ck Gam3z 

Warl0ck Gam3z is a hands-on 24/7; throw-down, no-holds-barred hacker competition focusing on areas of physical security, digital forensics, mobile security and other hacker challenges.

Sign up today! 




Preparations are underway for AusCERT2014 and we are looking forward to another great conference. Mark the dates in your calendar! AusCERT2014 will be held 12th-16th May 2014.

Tutorials will be Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th May 2014.

The main conference program will be Wednesday 14th to Friday 16th May 2014.

The Gala Dinner incorporating the Australian Information Security Awards will be on Thursday 15th May.