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AusCERT2015: Smarten up

AusCERT is hosting AusCERT2015, the 14th annual AusCERT Information Security Conference from 1st-5th June 2015 at the RACV Royal Pines Resort on Queensland's Gold Coast, Australia.

This year’s conference theme explores how we need to smarten up to manage information security risks better. We need to “smarten up” by focusing on information security essentials; by taking advantage of threat intelligence to improve our security posture; and by adapting and applying smarter ways to prevent, detect and respond to information security risks.

Come to AusCERT2015 to hear a great line up of talented speakers talk about information security, network with your peers and smarten up!

Last week to nominate for the AusCERT Awards! 
Nominations close 21st April 


AusCERT is pleased to bring you the 2015 Australian Information Security Awards

AusCERT will accept nominations for the following categories:

  • Individual Excellence in Information Security
  • Organisational Excellence in Information Security
  • Best Security Initiative
Nominate here

To nominate, complete the nomination form and send to AusCERT. 

Raymond Crowe to perform at the Gala Dinner

Raymond Crowe is called The Unusualist for a good reason. There is no other entertainer like him.

Originally from Adelaide, Australia; Raymond has charmed audiences all over the world. His amazing signature hand shadow piece performed to the Louis Armstrong classic What a Wonderful World, was a global YouTube sensation that has now been seen by an estimated 20,000,000 people. In high demand overseas; some of Raymond's amazing performances include the UK's Royal Variety Performance in front of the Queen, Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for NBC's The World's Greatest Magic and The Late Show with David Letterman. In his own back yard , Raymond is a highly respected artiste who was a Grand Finalist on Australia’s Got Talent with other notable appearances including Spicks and Specks, The Footy Show and The Melbourne Comedy Extravaganza. In addition to regularly performing his own popular shows, Raymond is also highly sought-after entertainer for corporate events, functions and prestigious overseas shows such as The Illusionists 2.0 - The Planets Largest touring magic show.


Jazz Twemlow to MC AusCERT2015

You might know the British comic from ABC2’s "The Roast”. Jazz will MC at AusCERT2015, including opening the conference each day, MCing the Gala Dinner and hosting the Speed Debate. Jazz looks forward to meeting and engaging with you at the conference.

More about Jazz Twemlow:

The combined beard, comedian and dishevelled twitter curmudgeon known as Jazz first started stand-up in 2003 in Manchester and was getting paid work after 4 months, stopped for a while to pursue a Masters of Research in William Blake, before flying to Tokyo in 2010 where he opened a comedy room with British comic and friend, Trevor Ferdy.

Jazz arrived in Sydney in 2011 and quickly established himself as the most successful unheard of comedian you’ve never met. After 6 months in Australia he was writing and performing on A Rational Fear (FBI Radio, Radio National), and subsequently landed a job working on ABC2’s "The Roast". He’s performed at six comedy festivals, written for TEDx and I F*****g Love Science Live, and now has his own TV column in The Guardian where he insults terrible things for money.

More recently, Jazz’ stand-up was listed in The Guardian as some of the best in Climate Science Comedy, where he was listed along side the likes of John Oliver, Ali G, David Mitchell, and The Onion.

Jazz is politically disgruntled, highly caffeinated, a huge fan of William Blake, a logical fanatic, and a fan of sensory deprivation tanks and Xbox RPGs. He also podcasts weekly, dissecting current affairs and observational topics in the equivalent of an aural frown. His podcast was listed by iTunes in their New and Noteworthy section after 3 episodes.


Why attend?
  • New registration packages

Better-than-ever deals on your registration fees.

  • Interactive hub

New conference layout with a whole level dedicated to challenges, games, demos, refreshments and more!

  • Re-vamped program

World renowned speakers, fewer vendor presentations, new workshops, training and tutorials.

  • Networking

With an international reach like no other IT security conference in the country, come and meet your counterparts and rub shoulders with the who’s who in infosec.

  • Exhibition

See the latest in security products at the largest IT security trade exhibition in Australia.

  • Venue

Get out of the office, take a trip to the sunny Gold Coast and stay on site at the conference venue. You told us you wanted to keep AusCERT2015 on the Gold Coast, and so we have!

AusCERT's strong history

The Australian Computer Emergency Response Team (AusCERT) is the premier Computer Emergency Response Team for Australia with a proud 22 year history of contributing to information security for its Members, the higher education sector and the Australian public.

AusCERT was established within Information Technology Services at The University of Queensland in 1993 and continues to successfully operate as an independent, not-for-profit information security entity.

As of July 2014, Thomas King, Associate Director of Information Technology Services, now leads the AusCERT team in the ongoing provision of services to its Members and to develop and implement new services and capabilities in line with Members’ evolving needs.

AusCERT is set to continue its work in information security in Australia and looks forward to working with its Members and the wider community in this exciting period, to build upon and grow services as an integral part of the information security landscape.

Returning bigger and better than ever, AusCERT2015 will be the 14th conference hosted by AusCERT. 


Conference Highlights

April Special on Paid Workshops
Check out our discounted prices on SANS, ISACA and ISC(2) courses for April. Hurry! Places are limited. Pricing goes back to standard on 1st May. Visit Tutorials and workshops for more info.

Warl0ck Gam3z Hacking Competition
AusCERT has partnered with Warl0ck Gam3z to bring you a precon hacking competition and on-site hacking competition for AusCERT2015. Registration is free. Visit the warl0ck gam3z page for more information or to register.

2015 Australian Information Security Awards: nominations close 21 April
The Gala Dinner incorporating the AusCERT and SC Magazine Awards will be on Thursday 4th June.

Nominate yourself, a product or service, or your organisation now!