The annual AusCERT conference is Australia's best cyber security event for anyone with an interest in cyber and information security.
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AusCERT Vision & Mission Statement
AusCERT is the trusted cyber emergency response team for the Australian information economy, providing valued incident prevention and detection.
Every year, AusCERT participates in an exercise that tests its operational readiness to the full. The Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT), of which AusCERT is a member, conducts an annual drill among its constituents. This year, the theme was “An Evolving Cyber Threat and Financial Fraud” wherein AusCERT played through several scenarios of financial fraud. The drill is extremely valuable as it fosters communication between all of the CERTs in the region and beyond. In all, 26 CERT teams from APCERT participated, along with teams from 6 economies of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation – Computer Emergency Response Team (OIC-CERT). AusCERT operations staff members were kept busy throughout the exercise with tasks that included email analysis, malware analysis and log file analysis.
Comments from the AusCERT team members who participated:
“The APCERT Drill is a yearly ritual for us and we look forward to it. It’s a great opportunity to test our response procedures against new scenarios that the APCERT Drill Organisers create!”
“The Annual APCERT drill provides a great opportunity for CERT operations teams to gauge both their technical and procedural strengths and weaknesses when responding to real life incidents. Knowing your weaknesses is the first step to improvement.”
The press release from the drill is at http://www.apcert.org/documents/pdf/APCERTDrill2016PressRelease.pdf