After over a decade as the Chief Security Officer for a certain ISP in The Netherlands, Scott's gone antipodean and now works as the Senior Technology Architecture Specialist in Security Operations for Telstra and is based in Melbourne.
A regular speaker at AusCERT, FIRST and many security conferences around the world, Scott attempts to combine humour and insight into his IT security presentations.
He holds several academic degrees (from BSc to PhD) but has found more value out of hands-on and real world experience. Despite being in Internet/IT security for over 20 years, Scott still refuses to wear a tie, Go Management, or give up his shell prompt.
And yes, he actually stood second in line for over 7 hours to get his iPad 2. At AusCERT2012 perhaps he'll reveal how long he waited in a queue for his iPad 3.
Privacy breaches - Whipped cream won't go back in the can
In December 2011, Telstra Pty suffered a large and highly publicised privacy breach. This talk will chronicle the series of events which led up to the breach, and the steps taken during the incident by (in part) Telstra's Security Operations department. Whilst proper response to any incident of this type requires involvement across a range of departments, this talk will discuss the operational security incident response which went into the investigation and remediation of this breach. In addition to to this topic, AusCERT attendees will be given the unique opportunity to hear an update to a botnet takedown which was presented at AusCERT by Scott 5 years ago... this may well be the first and only longitudinal study of a botnet yet performed!
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