Eric Pinkerton

Satellites of Love

Eric has been breaking things just to fix them again since he was five, at 20, he spent his summer evenings working the door in a nightclub, and reading tarot cards during the day. He didn’t realise it back then, but nothing could have prepared him better for a career in InfoSec. Cutting his teeth in the last century working as a technologist for the BBC World Service in London Eric developed a passion for emerging technologies, with a particular bent for security. Arriving in Australia in 2003 he landed an operational role at Australia’s first IP Telco, Comindico, before moving to Telstra, then Stratsec (acquired by BAE Systems), CSC and Finally Hivint. Eric has contributed to both the forthcoming NESAF Cloud Security Framework, and the current Cloud Security Alliance Cloud Controls Matrix. He has presented at Cebit, AusCERT and AISA, he remains a healthy sceptic who is still partial to aluminium millinery, he blogs about privacy, security and the myth of infallibility in humans.