In the specialist anti-virus industry – though really there are no major companies that only do anti-virus any more – the flurry of conferences that starts to kick in at the end of the summer tends to start winding down with the AVAR (Association of anti-Virus Asia Researchers) International Conference.
This year’s conference in Sydney, appropriately called ‘Security Down Under’,* is the 17th AVAR conference. Wow… It hardly seems yesterday since a speaker at a Virus Bulletin conference invited me to join the fledgling organization, though it wasn’t till 2003 that I actually got there and presented my first AVAR paper. (As it happens, that was also held in Sydney.)
AVAR Down Under – Security Researchers at Work