CSides Monthly Security Meetups

CSides Monthly Security Meetups provide an opportunity to listen to and share security research within the Canberra region. The meeting occurs normally on the 3rd Friday of every month. Each meetup consists of 1-2 talks of around 30 mins each. Talks start at 6pm and are followed by some socialising at a local pub.

New attendees are welcome, just come along! (There are no entry fees, and no tickets to book)

The talks at CSides are technical. CSides welcomes new and interesting speakers to present - the topic will be on a technical or security issue. As a speaker you can be an expert, a student, someone learning a new area or maybe a regular speaker on the conference circuit, but we also love to have new and occasional speakers. Please contact one of the organisers below if you are interested in speaking.

You are very welcome to propose running activites other than talks, such as hands-on workshops, an infosec quiz or something else relevant to our techie audience!

Room N101
CSIT Building ANU

Acton ACT 2601



Wig & Pen
William Herbert Place,

Canberra ACT 2601

Silvio Cesare
Kylie McDevitt

Future Dates:

Friday 15th June

Talks: ICS Security

Friday 20th July


Friday 17th August


Friday 21st September


Friday 19th October


Friday 9th November


Please ensure you come around to the back of the building, no one can enter through the front after 5pm. Please refer to the following map

Friday 18th May 2018

Talk 1: Locksport – getting fully sick with a pick

As long as locks have been around, there have been people trying to unlock them without the key. This has been done for reasons including curiosity, criminal Intent, and as a trade. This talk takes a sneak-peek into why (and how) locks can be picked, taking a detour into the efficacy of locksport, its relation to security and the controversy surrounding it. Warning! This talk may contain a shameless plug for Canberra Locksport
Michael O’Flaherty
Michael O’Flaherty (MOF) is just an IT Sec guy who likes to pick locks and is a massive fan of the long bio.

Talk 2: Bug Hunting in Open Source Software

For most of the year, I've been performing code review against a variety of open source software including kernel code and userland applications. As such, I've found numerous vulnerabilities in userland Linux and the Linux, FreeBSD, and NetBSD kernels. I've even been streaming some of the code review sessions on twitch and YouTube and holding public code review group meets at the InfoSect hackerspace, generally finding security vulnerabilities in every session. This presentation looks at some of these vulnerabilities, as well as making the case that this type of research has value in academia.
Dr Silvio Cesare
Dr Silvio Cesare is the Director of Education and Training for Cyber Security at UNSW Canberra @ ADFA. He is also the co-organizer of BSides Canberra, CSides, and InfoSect.

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Past Talks:

2016 CSides
2017 CSides