IRONPYRITE: Using deception and subterfuge for whole-of-nation cyber defense.
IRONPYRITE is the code name of a joint cyber capability designed to degrade cyber actors working against Australia's interest. The idea is remarkably simple; purposefully execute sophisticated cyber actor's malware inside honey-nets designed to simulate the intended victim's network. Intelligence collected from IRONPYRITE will be shared among academia, ACSC and participating high-value target environments to help improve national cyber defense. As an industry-led, commercial service, it will be interesting to see if initiatives like IRONPYRITE can scale quickly and be commercially successful to help counter cyber threats as an integral part of Australia's cyber defense ecosystem.
Speaker: Paul Nevin is a career IT security professional having worked in Government and industry roles for more than 20 years. His area of research is counter cyber espionage. Paul is an adjunct lecturer at the Australian Defense Force Academy and teaches classes in cyber operations and trade-craft. Paul is also the CTO of Cybermerc, a Canberra based company helping commercial organisations design cyber operations to reveal malicious insiders and established actors mainly using psychology, not technology.
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