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.

Security gaps could dim Australian retailers’ Christmas shopping season

Australian government doubles down on cybersecurity in new digital-forward budget

Australian government doubles down on cybersecurity in new digital-forward budget

The 2021 budget is heavy on tech and cyber support—but security specialists warn that increased digitalisation makes agencies, businesses even bigger targets.

Privacy dominates Australians’ concerns as cybercriminals pummel banks

Privacy dominates Australians’ concerns as cybercriminals pummel banks

Major bank blocking “tens of millions” of attacks monthly in fight to protect customers’ data.

University of Tasmania breach a tough lesson in cloud misconfiguration errors

University of Tasmania breach a tough lesson in cloud misconfiguration errors

Human error back in the spotlight after Office 365 permissions lapse.

What data China collected about 35,000 Aussies—and 2.4 million people globally

What data China collected about 35,000 Aussies—and 2.4 million people globally

Zhenhua Data defends “research”—but concerns mount over what Australia has discovered about Chinese gathering of personal data.

Telstra taps Australian cyber cops to block SMS spoofing attacks

Telstra taps Australian cyber cops to block SMS spoofing attacks

As COVID-19’s digital-services surge drives increased fraud, Defence Ministry helps government services agency identify legitimate communications.

Just let week-long DDoS attack ‘fizzle out’, says NZ government

Just let week-long DDoS attack ‘fizzle out’, says NZ government

Authorities haven’t identified the perpetrators of rolling DDoS attacks that took down the NZX stock exchange and crippled other firms.

People key as updated Australian cyber strategy targets ‘existential threats’

People key as updated Australian cyber strategy targets ‘existential threats’

In the era of COVID-19 work-at-home, fostering individual responsibility over security is as important as government capabilities and industry collaboration.

Why you need a dark web expert on your security team

Why you need a dark web expert on your security team

Publishing data online has become a common modus operandi for cyber criminals—but will Aussie organisations even notice when it happens?

Threat intelligence puts on an Australian accent

Threat intelligence puts on an Australian accent

Details of local breaches are being collated to inform a better cybersecurity response.

Australia must outline ‘clear consequences’ for cyber attacks: panel

Australia must outline ‘clear consequences’ for cyber attacks: panel

An industry panel’s 60 recommendations will guide looming overhaul of the government’s Cyber Security Strategy for the post-COVID era.

Australian government boosting local cyber security innovators

Australian government boosting local cyber security innovators

AustCyber spruiking for local cyber security innovators positioned as key to post-COVID economic recovery.

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