AISA VIC Branch Meeting

By Tanel Aruväli on February 2nd, 2024

A meeting and networking event with interactive presentations and discussions with two guest speakers; Dr Paul Black, Post-Doctoral Researcher-Cyber Security, Federation University and James Spencer, Security Automation Engineer from Monash University.

Dr Paul Black of the Internet Commerce Security Lab (ICSL) examines cybersecurity attack trends and operations, by examining the interaction between the user, the operating system and the attacker. James Spencer provided a thought provoking look at a continuum of attacks ranging from fraud to software exploitation, and how future attacks may be prevented using SOAR. This begs the question: do users need these dangerous permissions all the time, or just at a point in time when they actually need them?

After the presentations, I had an interesting discussion regarding cyber security threats for mobile devices and the spread of phishing SMS-s in Australia and I was invited to the event by my co-host Dr. Jack Li at Deakin University.