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Ben Reardon

Ben Reardon is an Industry Security consultant and an original ARC grant member of the CRL. He is a principal consultant at Dataviz Australia focusing on Cybercrime mitigation and the field of Data Visualization.

Ben has worked for 10 years in the field of cybercrime, Intelligence, research and IT Security, most recently at the National Australia Bank as a Lead Strategic Intelligence Analyst in the cybercrime team of nabCERT. Specializing in the Finance Sector, Ben has also held similar roles at Suncorp Metway, and at the Australian Federal Police's Australian High Tech Crime Centre  Joint Banking and Finance Sector Team'.

Other interests include the tracking and analysis of malicious internet activity through work at the Australian Honeynet Project (a not for profit - for the benefit of the community project) where Ben is a co-founding member.

Ben currently holds:

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the University of Queensland

Post Graduate Certificate of IT from Queensland University of Technology

Certified Information Systems Security Professional, CISSP #59309

GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

Checkpoint Certificate Security Administrator (CCSA)

Certificate in Corporate Investigations (Sydney Institute)


2009 AusCERT Director's Award for Individual Excellence in Information Security (Finalist)

2009 AusCERT Annual Award for Organisational Excellence in Information Security (Winner - team nab CERT)

The Australian Honeynet Project

Dataviz Australia