May 28 - May 31
It’s truly dangerous to go alone! AusCERT2019 is equipping you and your team with the tools to build knowledge through world-class tutorials and presentations given by speakers currently working in the front line of the fight for good. We understand that the core of a strong team must be heavily equipped through every twist you may face. This years conference is focused on gaining as many tools for you and your team’s toolbox as possible to ensure you are armed and ready for any battle you may face.
The 18th Annual AusCERT Cyber Security Conference is the oldest information security conference in Australia. Each year, we attract in the vicinity of 700 participants and approximately 50 sponsors.
Social Events at AusCERT2019
Wednesday evening: Welcome Reception – Beers of the World
Beer is the number one drink for AusCERT attendees. We have a group of sponsors who will be serving a variety of international beers directly from their booths. Come along on the Wednesday event to kick off AusCERT2019 with Beers of the World. The welcome reception will start at 5pm and conclude at 7pm. You’ll have enough time to catch up with old and new friends after the welcome reception, take a client out to dinner, enjoy the nightlife of Surfers Paradise or Broadbeach, or simply kick back in your room.
Thursday evening: Gala Dinner
The Gala Dinner includes pre-drinks and canapés, a three course meal and drinks, exciting entertainment and the AusCERT Awards on Thursday 30th May. Join us in the Ballroom of the Surfers Paradise Marriott for a spectacular night. Sponsors may purchase a reserved table at the Gala Dinner. This is a great opportunity to network with key clients and new contacts you’ve made throughout the conference. Entry to the AusCERT2019 Gala Dinner and Awards is included in the delegate registration fees.
AusCERT is a leading Cyber Emergency Response Team (CERT) for Australia and provides information security advice to its members, including the higher education sector. We are a single point of contact for dealing with cyber security incidents affecting or involving member networks.
As a not-for-profit security group based at The University of Queensland. AusCERT helps members prevent, detect, respond to and mitigate cyber and Internet based attacks. Formed in 1993, AusCERT is one of the oldest CERTs in the world and was the first in Australia to operate as the national CERT, which it did until 2010.
AusCERT monitors and evaluates global cyber network threats and vulnerabilities, and remains on-call for members after hours. We publish the Security Bulletin Service, drawing on material from a variety of sources, with recommended prevention and mitigation strategies. AusCERT’s Incident Management Service can be an effective way to halt an ongoing cyber attack or, provide practical advice to assist in responding to and recovering from an attack.
The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s premier learning and research institutions. UQ is renowned nationally and internationally for the quality of its teaching and research, ranking in the top 100 universities globally. Within the University, AusCERT is part of Information Technology Services (ITS).
AusCERT is self-funded and covers its operating costs through a variety of sources including member subscriptions, the annual AusCERT conference and service contracts.
As an active member of the Forum for Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) and Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT), we have access to accurate, timely and reliable information about emerging computer network threats and vulnerabilities on a regional and global basis. Additionally, AusCERT maintains a large network of trusted CERT contacts in North America, the United Kingdom, Europe and throughout Asia. We use these contacts to receive early warning of global threats and to assist in responding to incidents which span jurisdictions.
Further information about AusCERT services can be found here.