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Police turn to security experts at cybercrime conference

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has called information security experts to its own cyber crime conference to help it better investigate electronic offences. The conference is taking place in the Gold Coast, and has immediately followed the AusCERT security conference, which ended yesterday. The head of the high-tech crime unit of the AFP, Alastair MacGibbon, says that hosting the conference after the AusCERT event has helped to attract good speakers and save money. “We were taking advantage of the fact that a lot of people were already in town,” he told ZDNet Australia. “We have some experts like [Linux security specialist] Thomas Rude… some of the AusCERT speakers are staying on”. Full Story

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