David Braue

Editor at Large

David Braue is an award-winning technology journalist who covers the security and telecommunications industry in Australia. Follow him on Twitter at @zyzzyvamedia.

Nation-state cyberattacks go on despite treaties. Is public blame an answer?

The latest cyberattacks, including on Nine Network, once again show how unprepared Australia is

The latest cyberattacks, including on Nine Network, once again show how unprepared Australia is

4 major cybersecurity breaches underscore that despite much money and talk, Australian organisations remain fairly easy targets for cybercriminals.

How Australian companies can defend against ransomware

How Australian companies can defend against ransomware

The “devastating” ransomware surge draws interest, calls for action at the highest levels of government.

With Australian cybersecurity standards in their ‘infancy’, industry seeks clarity

With Australian cybersecurity standards in their ‘infancy’, industry seeks clarity

There are more cybersecurity standards and resilience frameworks than people to implement them, pointing to a need for harmonisation and aggregation.

Accellion file-sharing breach claims more Australian victims

Accellion file-sharing breach claims more Australian victims

Regulators, key agencies counting the cost as cybercriminals flaunt stolen data.

Australia’s COVID vaccinations a shot in the arm for cybercrime

Australia’s COVID vaccinations a shot in the arm for cybercrime

Amidst ongoing scam success, CSOs must double down on user training to combat the growing threat of “undertrained” users.

AustCyber-Stone & Chalk merger: Goal is Australian cybersecurity done right

AustCyber-Stone & Chalk merger: Goal is Australian cybersecurity done right

Australia must play “long game” around security in an increasingly connected world buffeted by Great Power rivalries, which the combined entity will be more able to do, its leaders say.

Australian data breaches could lead to $86 billion in fines if prosecuted

Australian data breaches could lead to $86 billion in fines if prosecuted

As OAIC reports 539 more breaches during 2020, penalties put a price on their psychological harm.

Australia’s ransomware toll highlighted by government attacks

Australia’s ransomware toll highlighted by government attacks

Attacks compromise business continuity, then hit CSO confidence after recovery.

Australia weighing ‘extraordinary’ powers to identify, disrupt dark web cybercriminals

Australia weighing ‘extraordinary’ powers to identify, disrupt dark web cybercriminals

Legal experts urge caution as the government proposes new police powers for dark web takedowns, social media takeovers.

Top-heavy data-centre adoption threatens Australian government data security, ASPI warns

Top-heavy data-centre adoption threatens Australian government data security, ASPI warns

As one provider secures 79% of government panel contracts, the ASPI think tank warns about “blind and dangerous outcome” from “confused and inconsistent” data governance.

The road to a data breach is paved with good intentions

The road to a data breach is paved with good intentions

Australian travel agent’s woes are a reminder that privacy policies don’t automatically let you share customer data, even for well-intentioned efforts.

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