AISA launches new website

Stephen Gillies, editor

With a reinvigorated look and feel, improved back-end infrastructure, and regularly updated information about the association the Australian Information Security Association website has been re-launched for the benefit of its members and the Australian IT Security industry.

Navigation is significantly improved with website sections across the top menu bar instead of down the left hand side. Most improved is the migration away from a text heavy three column layout in preference for a clean banner with easy links to News, Membership information and local branch information. 

New members can signup online, and existing members can review the organisation's Code of Ethics and browse Discounts offered by sponsors and supporters.

AISA website

The announcement to AISA members went out late Wednesday evening, and promised the addition of articles, news links and event notifications relevant to AISA members. The association currently publishes a newsletter which will continue to be distributed to members via the site.

Keith Price, AISA National Director, said the process of redeveloping the website was a complex, time consuming project. Thanking the members involved Price explained website redevelopment project, led by Fatemah Beydoun and Benn Dullard, was "the result of contributed ideas about layout, navigation, look and feel, and content".

Price called for continued suggestions and comments, members should contact the web site team via email.

The site redevelopment is just under two months ahead of the AISA conference which promises one of the strongest speaker programmes ever seen in the Australian IT security industry's history. 

Speakers include

  • Bruce Schneier, Chief Security Technology Officer, BT
  • John N. Stewart, CSO, CISCO
  • Michael Harte, CIO, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • Michael Jones, Chief Technology Advocate, Google

The conference will be held on Wednesday 9 November at the Sydney Convention Centre. Registrations are due to open in the coming weeks.

(Stephen Gillies is a member of AISA)