Great to see the local scene just kicking on. So much going on now and no shortage of things to attend.

Ruxcon 2010: 20-21 November, 2010 (Melbourne). Details and CFP information:

Monthly Ruxcon meetings (Ruxmon) in Melbourne. Details:

Kiwicon 2010: 27-28 November, 2010 (Wellington, NZ). Details and CFP information:

Owasp seems to be pretty active with monthly meetings (or almost now), regular events in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth. Contact your local city chapter for more information, or if there is up to date information on the Owasp website, could someone let me know? (I am on the mailing list).

AISA (Australian Information Security Association) membership is now over 1000. Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Perth hold monthly meetings plus social events and the Annual Seminar Day will be the biggest ever in 2010. With membership still only still $50, it’s worth having a look. Details on AISA and upcoming events for all cities:

Australian Information Security Bloggers Directory and Twitter accounts here.

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  2. Declan Ingram says:

    While not specifically IT Security focused, the Australia and New Zealand chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals ( is worth a look also.


    Worth a look as the area of privacy and infosec are questionably not as linked here as they should be from a business/gov/legal/personal perspective. There’s more drivers to better security practices as we know than just infosec people plugging away as best they can on their own.

  4. Next Owasp Sydney says:

    Next Meeting
    Date: Wednesday, 28th July 2010
    Location: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Level 15, 201 Sussex St, Sydney, NSW 2000

    - Robert Lee, PriceWaterHouse Coopers, Vulnerabilities in Google’s Jarlsberg Application

    - Alex Kouzemchenko, Azimuth Security, WAFs: How I love Thee.

    6:00 – 6:20 Peer-to-Peer Networking with Refreshments
    6:20 – 6:30 Sydney Chapter News
    6:30 – 7:30 Presentations

    Please RSVP BEFORE THE 23/7 to paul.theriault at

  5. AISA Lunch says:

    AISA Sydney Member Lunch on Wed 4 August.