The results of an IT security survey of Australia's top 300 companies will be announced at the first Australian Computer Emergency Response Team (AusCERT) conference in Queensland this month.
It is the first time computer crime results have been formally quantified in Australia.
The survey was undertaken in conjunction with Deloitte and the NSW Police, and mirrors a joint CSI/FBI survey in the US.
AusCERT2002 takes place on the Gold Coast from May 19 to May 22. An impressive line-up of speakers from industry bodies, government, vendors and banks will attend. Federal Attorney-General Daryl Williams will officially open the conference.
The keynote will be delivered by a former US Department of Defence IT security specialist Art Money. Open forums will be held to discuss computer security incident scenarios.
Another overseas guest will be the China National Computer Emergency Response Team.
Topics on the agenda include wireless insecurities, vulnerabilities in SSL and malicious code management. Patrick Fair of the Internet Industry Association will speak on the impact of privacy laws on IT security.
In addition, case studies will be presented by Queensland and Western Australian Police, the Commonwealth Bank and Auckland University.
Enterprise-wide issues will be tackled by RSA Security, Sun Microsystems, Cisco Systems, Symantec, eSec, Baltimore Technologies and Check Point Software, to name a few.
AusCERT is an operational arm of the University of Queensland and is one of 70 emergency response teams across the globe.