David Braue

Contributing Writer

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

Voiceprint authentication starts to go mainstream in Australia

Australian government faces epidemic of breaches

Australian government faces epidemic of breaches

Despite improvements, agencies are still struggling to lock down security practices — and a string of breaches highlights the consequences.

Second ransomware strike is déjà vu for Australian logistics giant Toll

Second ransomware strike is déjà vu for Australian logistics giant Toll

Three months after crippling Mailto ransomware strike, customer systems are once again down as Nefilim threatens possible data dump.

Devsecops gains momentum in Australia

Devsecops gains momentum in Australia

Tools, vendors, and prior knowledge aplenty as government ‘sprint teams’ coach Australian agencies on secure application development.

How the COVIDSafe app could pierce your privacy — and change Australia’s privacy equation

How the COVIDSafe app could pierce your privacy — and change Australia’s privacy equation

Technical analysis picks apart app as experts warn of potential for broad-based surveillance.

Austal breach analysis a reminder that Australia can do better on credentials

Austal breach analysis a reminder that Australia can do better on credentials

As cyber criminals capitalise on COVID-19 chaos, CSOs should take time to improve credential hygiene.

COVID-19 phishing attacks spike, aided by lagging network defences

COVID-19 phishing attacks spike, aided by lagging network defences

New Australian government coronavirus relief initiatives plus the lagging implementation of DMARC create greater risk for users.

Mathematically-secure Australian seL4 microkernel gains global boost

Mathematically-secure Australian seL4 microkernel gains global boost

Support of Linux Foundation will bring embedded-systems developers into military-strength secure ecosystem

With all eyes on coronavirus, Australia should brace for cyber crime surge

With all eyes on coronavirus, Australia should brace for cyber crime surge

Nation-states likely to use cybercriminal attacks against Australia, others for strategic gain during COVID-19 distraction.

‘Major systemic failure’ on privacy — again — by Federal Court of Australia

‘Major systemic failure’ on privacy — again — by Federal Court of Australia

Court appears to be ignoring 2017 mandate for regular privacy reviews and its own standards.

As Australian ransomware toll grows, so do home-working risks

As Australian ransomware toll grows, so do home-working risks

Organisations that delayed patching are especially susceptible to risks from home-based workers

Suspect a DDoS attack? Double-check before you cry foul

Suspect a DDoS attack? Double-check before you cry foul

Credibility of digital transformation-minded Australian government in tatters after social-benefits website implodes

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