AusCert conference lines up security heavyweights

The AusCert 2005 conference on the Gold Coast later this month will focus on the hottest IT security issues around the globe over the next 12 to 18 months.

International speakers include Eugene Kaspersky, Kaspersky Labs, Lance Spitzner president, Honeynet Project, and Bruce Schneier, CTO of Counterpane Internet Security.

AusCert director Graham Ingram said the conference will focus on the Asia-Pacific region but will reflect what is happening in security around the world.

With a record number of delegates registered and highly experienced IT security practitioners discussing critical issues, the conference promises to be the biggest and best yet. "We have a varied program with some real gems. For example, William Pelgrin, director of New York State office of cyber security and critical infrastructure, will talk about issues surrounding infrastructure protection. He has enormous experience in issues relating to critical infrastructure protection. Also, both Symantec and Microsoft are really keen to talk about spyware."

Author and journalist Simon Singh will speak about Cracking the Cipher Challenge which, according to Ingram, will really open the minds of anyone within earshot.

Other featured speakers at AusCert include Victorian Police information security group manager Sue Dudley, Information Security Systems chief scientist Robert Graham and Sophos Technology head Paul Ducklin.

AusCert 2005 starts Monday, May 23 at the Royal Pines resort, Gold Coast, Queensland.

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