Canberra is hosting the Honeynet Project annual workshop
The volunteers are part of the Honeynet Project, an international, non-profit research organisation that has developed open source tools and undertaken cyber security research, which is released to the public at no cost.
“We were delighted to work with the Australian volunteers in their bid to hold the Annual Honeynet Project Workshop in Canberra,” said Canberra Convention Bureau CEO Michael Matthews. “This is the first time the event has been held in Australia and is further recognition of Canberra as a centre of knowledge and excellence.”
The three-day workshop has a strong focus on skill building, sharing information and providing face-to-face networking for volunteers who work with each other throughout the year in the virtual space.
Ben Whitham, the Australian lead for the Honeynet Project, and cyber security entrepreneur and engineer, said Canberra was an ideal destination for this annual event.
“We have a strong cyber security and IT sector here, and the vibrant start-up culture in Canberra, supported by the ACT Government, is really developing the high skill level jobs of the future,” he said. “This is a valuable opportunity to continue to build our skills and meet others from the Honeynet Project around the world.”