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.

Human errors compromising Australian government data more than cybercriminals

New Australian laws could force CISOs to decrypt data, let police access accounts

New Australian laws could force CISOs to decrypt data, let police access accounts

SLAID’s “novel, extraordinary, and intrusive” warrants threaten 10 years’ jail for noncompliance, while FILAB allows for government spying on Australians’ communications.

Security blind spots persist as companies cross-breed security with devops

Security blind spots persist as companies cross-breed security with devops

As devops matures into devsecops, cultural obstacles continue to exert drag.

How devsecops is helping Australian companies modernise CI/CD for today’s risks

How devsecops is helping Australian companies modernise CI/CD for today’s risks

But baking security into new architectures requires both technology and culture change, as Australia Post and Officeworks have learned.

ANZ businesses hungry for IoT, unprepared for its risks

ANZ businesses hungry for IoT, unprepared for its risks

Explosion of device vulnerabilities leaves Australian, New Zealander companies victim to their own digital transformation efforts.

Scammers’ Australian windfall bodes poorly for cybersecurity’s human defences

Scammers’ Australian windfall bodes poorly for cybersecurity’s human defences

Company culture is the soft underbelly that scammers can exploit, using the same techniques to access corporate data which fool employees in their personal lives.

Low board engagement, possible ransom bans increase Australian businesses’ cybersecurity risks

Low board engagement, possible ransom bans increase Australian businesses’ cybersecurity risks

If Australia bans insurers from paying ransoms, cybersecurity-ignorant boards will be in for a shock.

NSW Education’s current hack exposes the cybersecurity lessons not learned

NSW Education’s current hack exposes the cybersecurity lessons not learned

Details of Australia attack are sparse but timing suggests opportunistic cybercriminals targeted agencies struggling to meet security requirements.

As Australia counts cost of Kaseya attack, should industry be doing more?

As Australia counts cost of Kaseya attack, should industry be doing more?

Supply-chain commonalities mean industry verticals should formalise their security collaboration, such as by adopting the US’s ISAC model.

Australian authorities among world’s biggest requesters of personal data

Australian authorities among world’s biggest requesters of personal data

Big Tech is sharing personal info as authorities run roughshod over privacy protections.

Australia will finally mandate Essential Eight security compliance

Australia will finally mandate Essential Eight security compliance

After a spate of cyberattacks and more than three years after a parliamentary review called a mandate “critical”, the federal government is preparing to act.

Australia moving closer to mandatory ransomware disclosure

Australia moving closer to mandatory ransomware disclosure

The JBS ransomware attack on critical infrastructure highlights ‘perilous’ risk to key industries, and government action including but not limited to disclosure mandates are under consideration.

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