Inaugural CRESTCon Australia puts spotlight on technical cyber security

The first CRESTCon Australia takes place on 18 March at Hotel Realm in Canberra, organised by CREST, the international not-for-profit body that accredits companies and certifies individuals working in cyber security – including vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, incident response threat intelligence and Security Operations Centres (SOCs).

Sponsored by Triskele Labs, the conference will feature leading industry speakers covering topics such as Monitoring the monitors – a path to keeping the SOC in check by Edward Farrell, Mercury ISS; Red Team OpSec considerations and implant design for speed and stealth from Sajal Thomas, Mandiant Services; Network evasion by James Anderson at FireEye; Insights into an effective red and blue team exercise, with Chathura Abeydeera, KPMG Australia; and Living off the land, from Jack Rutherford and Manish Kumar at Triskele Labs.

The inaugural CRESTCon Australia will be kicked off by Ian Glover, President of CREST International and Nigel Phair, CREST Australia Chapter and will end with a networking reception. There is also an exhibition and dedicated student demo area.

“The first CRESTCon Australia marks an important milestone of the CREST Chapter in Australia and build on 10 successful years of CRESTCon in the UK,” said Nigel Phair, Chair of CREST Australia and Director of University of New South Wales (UNSW) Canberra Cyber. “We look forward to meeting delegates from across the security industry, from CISOs and senior managers through to penetration testers, threat intelligence analysts and new entrants to the industry.”

“With Chapters in Australia, North America and South East Asia, CREST is becoming a truly international body, accrediting organisations and certifying individuals around to build capability, capacity and consistency in the global cyber security industry,” added Phair. “Governments, regulators, public sector bodies and businesses all need access to the highest levels of cyber security skills, knowledge and competency to address what is truly an international threat.”

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