COVIDSafe App Teardown & Panel Discussion

This was an interesting panel to be on – along with Troy Hunt, Matthew Robins, Geoffrey Huntley, and Alec Tucker.

The discussion covers observations about what the COVIDSafe app actually does, what it collects, what it sends and what are the real world privacy, cybersecurity, and information security implications.

My estimate is that the government does not seem to be trying to be actively evil. But that does not mean that the app will actually work.

The video is up on YouTube here:

Author: Kate Carruthers

Kate Carruthers is Chief Data & Insights Officer for UNSW Sydney, and is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science & Engineering. She is certified in information security and is currently undertaking postgraduate studies terrorism and security. Kate has extensive experience in senior roles in ICT, marketing, data and digital; and is a member of the NSW Government’s Data Analytics Centre Advisory Board. Kate is currently working at the intersection of data analytics, AI, ML, privacy, cyber security, and data protection.