Risky Business #263 -- Data retention and the national security review

AFP Assistant Commissioner Neil Gaughan joins the show...
November 15, 2012 -- 

In this week's feature interview we're chatting with the Assistant Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police, Neil Gaughan.

He's the national manager of High Tech Crime Operations and he's joining us to discuss the ongoing national security review. As a part of that review the government is introducing laws that will force ISPs and other Carriage Service Providers (CSPs) to store information on Australian citizens for two years. It sounds scary, but as you'll hear the data covered by the proposed new law is actually pretty mundane stuff like DHCP and SIP logs.

We have a new Risky Business sponsor this week, an Australian company named Senetas. These guys make layer 2 crypto gear which I find very, very interesting. So in this week's sponsor interview I basically just had a yarn with Senetas co-founder and CTO Julian Fay about where that sort of gear is most useful. As you'll hear, Julian knows networks and he knows crypto.

Adam Boileau, as usual, joins us for the week's news headlines.

Don't forget to check out this week's show notes. You'll find links to all the articles we discussed in the news segment, plus the AFP's definition of Metadata... and some music! And whitepapers!


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National security should be the thing we all need to be aware of. It is a shared responsibility everyone should be aware of. - Flemings Ultimate Garage