Training the next generation or abolition of the Australian 457 visa

Without consultation or warning, the Australian Government has decided to abolish the speciality skilled migration 457 visa system. There is currently a great deal of confusion, but it seems that the current plan is that there are two lists of skills shortages eligible for varying lengths of temporary stay and migration outcome: The Short Term Combined Skills Shortage […]

Independence versus conflict of interest in security reviews

I was giving a lecture to some soon to be graduating folks today, and at the end of the class, a student came up and said that he wasn’t allowed to work with auditors because “it was a conflict of interest”. No, it’s not. And here’s why. Conflict of interest It’s only conflict of interest if a […]

Some people don’t get the hint

85.25.242.250 – – [28/Sep/2014:09:20:12 -0400] “GET / HTTP/1.1” 301 281 “-” “() { foo;};echo;/bin/cat /etc/passwd” 85.25.242.250 – – [28/Sep/2014:22:30:48 -0400] “GET / HTTP/1.1” 500 178 “-” “() { foo;};echo;/bin/cat /etc/passwd” Dear very stupid attacker, you have the opsec of a small kitten who is surprised by his own tail. Reported.