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Edward Farrell

Edward Farrell is an independent information security consultant who specialises in application and infrastructure penetration testing, security architecture, and incident response. Edward regularly spends his spare time tinkering in an array of technical security fields such as Product security testing, software defined radio, and computer network reconnaissance.

Edward is also a Captain in the Australian Army Reserve & regularly provides commentary on the information security/cyber debate. 

Presentation Title
Cyber(war) what is it good for?

A few years ago Marcus Ranum presented at AusCERT the talk “cyber war is bullshit.” Despite this talk and the ongoing expansion of ‘cyber’ as an instrument for national security and economic prosperity, the industry continues to apply military thinking and principles into an environment that is far from militaristic. Whilst we have evolved from our approach of 3-5 years ago, the ongoing domination and devotion to military appreciation in cyberspace presents a greater danger than the problems it seeks to resolve. I think there is a need to understand why this thought process is inappropriate and to identify alternatives.


Conference Highlights

New Venue
Don't miss the best cyber security conference in Australia at the Surfers Paradise Marriott, only 150 m from Surfers Paradise beach

Conference MC
Comedian and Mathematician Adam Spencer will host the conference, Gala Dinner and Speed Debate

Career Café
Retreat to the back of the exhibition away from the noise for a real coffee at the AusCERT2016 Career Café and chat with specialist Infosec recruiters