Weekly Wrap 456: Cyberwar and podcast plans
My week of Monday 18 to Sunday 24 February 2019 was an adequate mix of productivity and de-stressing. Let’s concentrate on the former for now.
- Cyber blitzkrieg replaces cyber Pearl Harbor, ZDNet Australia, 18 February 2019. This story was translated into French as Sécurité : Et si on parlait de Cyber blitzkrieg et plus de cyber Pearl Harbor ?.
- “Announcing ‘The 9pm 2019, Part 1′”, being a promo for The 9pm Edict. In brief, we’re after your thoughts on what you’d do with the ABC if you were in charge, for inclusion in the next episode. You can now subscribe to make regular contributions for extra benefits, though you can still make a one-off-contribution.
- On Monday I went to a media briefing at CrowdStrike’s office in North Sydney. They provide a yummy light lunch while we discussed their new Global Threat Report. Update 3 March 2019: CrowdStrike also gave us all branded notepads and pens, and a copy of their pretty wall calendar.
The Week Ahead
Monday is a busy one. I’m heading down to Sydney, working on the train as usual, to go to the lunchtime event Frontier cyberwars and what’s next: in-conversation with The New York Times’ David E Sanger. I have a medical appointment in the afternoon, then some social things, then a radio spot on ABC Melbourne at 2100 AEST. I’ll stay in Sydney overnight.
On Thursday, Nick Fryer and I will be recording the next joint episode of The 9pm Edict podcast. It will be posted that night. The first best-of episode will be posted some time before then, however.
Update 28 February 2019: On Thursday it’ll be the best-of episode. For various reasons I’ve put the new episode recording back another week, to 7 March.
All manner of research and writing will be happening around those commitments, to be scheduled as I go along.
I hope to spend some time in Canberra in the next few weeks, but I haven’t figured out any dates yet. If there’s any event I should be there for, please let me know. No one has so far.
I’m pencilling in some of the year’s conferences and other events. This is a very partial list. Please let me know if there’s anything I should add.
- AusCERT 2019, Gold Coast, 28–31 May 2019.
- Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, Sydney, 19–20 August 2019.
- Australian Cyber Conference 2019, Melbourne, 8–10 October 2019. The excellent Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Conference is now rolled into this event.
[Photo: Green Park Hotel, Darlinghurst, photographed on 18 February 2019. I’ve been told that these feature images aren’t showing up in the RSS feed, something I hope to fix in coming days. For now, though, you’ll have to click through to the actual website.]