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Other local news - Canberra

Tuesday, 06 Aug 2013

• Cloud Computing Survey
• ACS supporting iqnite 2013 Australia
• Cyber Panoply Conference in Canberra on 12-14 August

Cloud Computing Survey

Susan Sutherland is a PhD student at the University of Canberra.  As part of her research, she has developed a survey on Migration to Cloud Computing to determine the level of uptake by Australian businesses of cloud computing within the next 5 years.

More specifically, the purpose of the questionnaire is to elicit the views and planning timeframe of enterprises that are interested in migrating to cloud computing within the next few years.  The responses provided will assist my research to determine the following:

• Timeframe within which enterprises expect to migrate to cloud computing;
• The types of cloud computing components that interest enterprises to migrate to;
• The service preference of the enterprises;
• The vendor preference of the enterprises;
• The management and planning issues that will impact enterprises most; and
• The preferred type of service level agreement for an enterprise

Please contact Susan Sutherland directly via email at if you have any questions in regards to this survey, she would be appreciated your time in completing the questionnaire. Click the link to start the survey:

Cyber Panoply Conference in Canberra on 12-14 August

CERT Australia is excited to be supporting Panoply, a live fire network assessment and defence exercise, as part of the Security in Government conference in Canberra on 12-14 August.  The Panoply competition platform has been used to successfully deliver competitions at BlackHat USA in 2012 and 2013 and requires individuals and teams to compete to identify, acquire and hold network services in a simulated environment. 

In addition, Mr Ed Rhyne, Program Manager for the Cyber Security Division of the US Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate, will be presenting a workshop on how DHS uses cyber competitions to support product evaluation and technology transition activities.  In particular, the workshop will address how the National Collegiate Cyber Defence Competition and platforms such as Panoply support product evaluation and technology transition.

A Panoply-only registration is available, at $150 for a single day and $210 for two days. More details about Panoply are available at and regarding the conference at For a registration form and information pack, please contact Jason Smith on 1300-172-499 or via email

ACS supporting iqnite 2013 Australia

We’re excited to be a supporting organisation of iqnite 2013 Australia, the conference for software quality and testing. 

The conference theme this year is Mobilising Testing with the 2 day programme packed with topics such as Mobile Application Testing, Test Management, Test Automation, Test Efficiency & Evolution plus many more and there are also workshops available to attend for a more interactive hands-on session with leading software testing professionals.  You will also find keynotes from Brett Rogers, JP Morgan and Ben Issa, ING Direct, the 2012 Individual Contribution Australian Software Testing Awards winner.

As a valued ACS member, we are able to provide you with a special discount offer for your iqnite ticket – save 15% off your conference registration.  To receive this fantastic discount you must use the following promotional codes at time of booking – IQACS to receive this discount on either a 2 day or 1 day conference pass.