Singapore: Time To Talk

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See that building in the middle? No, not that one, the other one. Yeah, there you go. That's Copthorne Kings, where we'd be doing our talky-conference thing for a whole bunch of people. Unfortunately on the morning of the presentation I was dropped off on the other side of a particularly nasty dual carriageway at the wrong hotel. Much Run Lola Run style hilarity ensued as I has to seek out an overpass and leg it to the right hotel with minutes to go.

Eventually I ran into the right lobby to be greeted by this:

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....which was a bit more promising than the entirely blank stares handed to me by the dudes in the wrong hotel. (You'll notice that, rushed as I was, I still had time to take a picture. That's because there is always time to take a picture). A quick dive into the elevator and....

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...I'm making my excuses and entering, which is odd because it's usually the other way round. Oh well. Before I knew it, the organiser had dispensed with his incredibly brief introduction and it was on with the show.

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There were a number of talks on the day, the majority of which focused on presenting the audience with various kinds of solutions with regards the Enterprise environment. Honestly, it wasn't as dry as it sounds and this guy in particular:

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...was incredibly funny and entertaining. I thought people might take this side of things a little too seriously based on previous experiences of more "corporate" events but it was quite loose and relaxed. Always a good thing, if you ask me. And I know you are.

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The majority of my talk focused on the methods used to hunt down YoGangsta50 and "chase him offline". We also looked at a variety of hacks, cracks and exploits from around the World. In some of the other talks, the focus seemed to be on Phishing which is really taking off here in a big way - sadly I couldn't get hold of any other presentation slides, but there were some really clever examples.

Of course, the talks here focused on Enterprise and business use. My feeling is that, for the regular users, its business as usual with regards having to avoid the nasty stuff. Here's a perfect example, right?

Anyway, the conference finally came to a close and the general opinion was that it was a worthwhile event. I had a great time and would like to thank everyone involved in making the whole thing happen, and making sure I didn't get lost and fall in a river or something.

Till next time, Singapore...

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