Stories by Anthony Caruana

AusCERT 2017 - The rise of the machines: AI and machine learning in infosec

While AI and machine learning are buzzwords, Symantec's Nick Savvides said, during this year's AusCERT conference they have been a big deal in computing circles since the 1950s. But it was in the 1980s when AI came into mainstream thinking a culture. It was movies like War Games and The Terminator, and TV shows like Knight Rider that took this important technology and moved it into mainstream consciousness.

Anthony Caruana | 05 Jun | Read more

AusCERT 2017 - The Nihilist’s Guide to Wrecking Humans and Systems

Christina Camilleri is a security analyst at Bishop Fox, a security consulting firm providing IT security services to the Fortune 500, global financial institutions, and high-tech start-ups. Although she works on the “right” side of the security business, she is not only interested but also highly skilled in penetration testing and red teaming – assuming the role of a hacker in security exercises.

Anthony Caruana | 31 May | Read more

AusCERT 2017 - You are the universal attack vector

That was the premise of Darren Kitchen and Shannon Morse’s opening keynote at this year’s AusCERT conference. Attended by over 700 delegates from nine countries, they held the audience in their thrall as they discussed how the intersection of convenience and trust has enabled threat actors to break into systems and access data.

Anthony Caruana | 30 May | Read more

CSO Perspectives – The Dangerous World of IoT

IoT is a significant threat surface. Even devices such as modern smartphones, which are perhaps the first IoT device that hit many of our networks, carry out many actions that are largely invisible to many of us. Other devices were developed with few security controls, where "if it works - ship" rules, into environments where that were never anticipated.

Anthony Caruana | 17 Mar | Read more