The AISA National Conference 2013 was held in the Sydney
Exhibition and Convention Centre on the 10th October 2013. This
year's theme was "2013: an information odyssey".
With a world class speaker line-up this years conference was one
- Richard Champion de Crespigny Qantas A380 Captain and
Captain of QF32 on November 4 2010 when one of four
engines exploded shortly after take off.
- Rik Ferguson - security evangilst and VP of
Research at Trend Micro Rik was inducted into the
Infosecurity Hall of Fame in 2011.
- Jeremiah Grossman co-founder of web application
security consortium, founder of Whitehat Security and
previously named as one of InforWorld's Top 25 CTO's.
- Srikanth Nadhamuni head of UID Authority in
India and responsible for worlds largest biometric
implementation (1.2 billion users).
- Dr Hugh Thompson Program Committee Chairman of RSA
Conference, author, world renowned security expert and
named as one of the "Top 5 Most Influential Thinkers in IT
- John Walton the leader of Microsoft
Office 365's Security Engineer team talking about live red
blue security attacking and defending of Microsoft Office's cloud
Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony
Following on from the success of last years innaugural AISA
Industry Awards this years awards were once again strongly
contested - view all the award winners here.
Proudly sponsored by Trend Micro the dinner and awards evening
was a fantastic conclusion to a great conference.
For more information on the day please see the following
Information has been around since the beginning of time. From
cave paintings and stone tablets, to parchments, paper, microfilm,
and we now use electronic media. With the explosion of the digital
age, the amount of information at our fingertips is almost
Threats to information have also evolved over time. From the
burning of the Library of Alexandria, to clandestine missions to
capture enigma machines and code books to military secrets being
exposed publicly (Wikileaks) and viruses that can target nuclear
This information adventure has been filled with notable
experiences and hardships. Threats relating to information have
created the need for our profession. Like the original journey of
Odysseus, has the protection of information become our information
odyssey? During the conference we will explore what this means now
and beyond 2013: an information odyssey...