SANS Asia Pacific SCADA and Process Control Summit

This is the major conference focused on the security Process Control and SCADA in the APAC region. Sessions will focus on the current threat picture for control systems users and examine who the attackers are, what they have done and plan to do and what can be done to prevent the invasion. In addition, government and industry practitioners will share their latest techniques and the advanced control systems they are implementing to mitigate threats.

Date: 30th March to 6th April 2011
Dates of summit: 4th April – 5th April 2011
Dates of pre summit training courses: 30th March – 03rd April 2011
Dates of post summit training courses: 6th April 2011
Location: Swissôtel, Sydney

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Cards and Payment Australasia & Digital ID World 2011

Cards & Payments Australasia 2011 is the premier cards and payments event in the region. The event covers Payment Fraud & Security and Digitial ID World.

Date: 28th March – 29th March 2011
Location: Sydney, The Hilton Hotel, Sydney

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An Introduction to GarageBand and Customising your Mac (AUSOM Mornington Group)

There will be two presentations:

1. Allen Groves — An Introduction to GarageBand. Allen will demonstrate how to make your own copyright free music and how to use GarageBand to add music or a sound track to your movie.

2. Roger Threlfall and Isabel Collins — Customising your Mac – make it work the way you want it to. This month they’ll explore security, displays and calibration.

The group meets on the third Thursday of each month at the Mornington Information Centre.

Date: 17th March 2011
Location: Melbourne, Mornington Information Centre, 320 Main Street, Mornington

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The Challenges of being a Professional Graphic Artist (AUSOM Retirees and Others)

Grant Gittus will present ‘The Challenges of being a Professional Graphic Artist’. A long-term member of AUSOM, Grant Gittus has used Macs in designing artwork for a great variety of publications. He will discuss the general work of a graphic artist and the role of the computer.

This group meets on the second Wednesday of each month at the Balwyn Baptist Church.

Date: 9th March 2011
Location: Melbourne, Balwyn Baptist Church, cnr Whitehorse and Parring Roads

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Computing in the Cloud (AUSOM Monthly Meeting)

Garry Barker is well known to all Mac Users and regular readers of Macman in The Age Green Guide. He reports the latest developments in technology associated with Apple products. He brings us familiar and lesser known software products and their day to day applicability.
Garry opens a window to the future on how we might be using the current and the next generation of Apple products. He will take us to the computing of the future where the solid state memory, networking, data centres and remote servers will be the norm for the home computer user.

Date: 5th March 2011
Location: Melbourne, NewHope Baptist Church, 3-7 Springfield Road, Blackburn North.

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Power To Do More Seminar – DELL

Spend 4 hours with Dell and learn how to boost the effectiveness of your IT in new ways in 2011. Gain insights about current trends and technologies pertinent to midsize businesses and learn how to strengthen the contribution IT makes to your company.

The seminar will cover: doing more with virtualization, Win 7 migration and rethinking social media the new wave of mobile computing and cloud.

Sydney CBD – 8th March
Parramatta – 10th March
Melbourne CBD – 15th March
Glen Waverley – 17th March
Perth – 23rd March
Adelaide – 24th March
Brisbane – 29th March 2011

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