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AVAR Conference, Sydney 5–7 November 2003

Date: 12 September 2003
Further Information: AVAR Conference Program

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AusCERT's General Manger, Mr Graham Ingram will be speaking at the AVAR conference.

Below is a letter of invitation from the conference organisers.

Subject: Is malicious code something that bugs you?

Join us at the AVAR Conference, Westin Sydney 5 – 7 November 2003, the #1 Asia Pacific conference for malicious code. Previous events have taken place in Seoul, Hong Kong and Tokyo. This is the first time the conference has been held in Australia. Go to:

Speakers will attend from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, NZ, the UK and the USA. It will be a conference with a strong technical focus. See

Learn new techniques to address the issue of malignant code. Discover about threats and vulnerabilities of wireless devices. Understand why email virus detection and blocking is not by itself good incident management. Other speakers will cover Win 32 and Win64 viruses and general threat mitigation strategies for malicious code.

Increase your network of contacts in this key sub-sector of the IT Security industry. Expect to meet similar minded people at the forefront of identifying, understanding and combating malicious code at all layers within your organisation’s ICT systems.

Delegates will include strategy architects, solution developers and users from government, defence, universities and the commercial sector. More than 50% are expected from overseas including China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and the United States.

Sponsors include Symantec, Computer Associates, Network Associates, Trend Micro and Sophos. It is supported by AusCERT.

English will be the language spoken by all presenters. We intend to provide translation services into Japanese and, if demand is sufficient, for several other languages as well. The registration form asks you to name the language you would like – please be very specific.

Register before Friday 26 September, and pay only AU$660 for AVAR members, AU$770 for non-members. After these dates the cost becomes AU$770 and AU$880 respectively. To register, go to

I look forward to meeting you in Sydney in November, a beautiful place to be.

David Banes
Vice President, Association of anti-Virus Asia Researchers (AVAR)
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