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.

After business email compromise, tribunal forces ACT company to pay debt, again

Dark web markets are hungry for Australian identity data

Dark web markets are hungry for Australian identity data

Demand for personal information from Australians are fed by breaches like the recent massive compromise of NDIS supplier

Soaring cybersecurity pressures are exacerbating an Australian training conundrum

Soaring cybersecurity pressures are exacerbating an Australian training conundrum

Experts warn Australian businesses need to make systemic changes to meet staff requirements.

Lax Australian security attitudes leaving databases exposed to web compromise

Lax Australian security attitudes leaving databases exposed to web compromise

Cybersecurity research group Group-IB has identified 1,550 unsecured public-facing databases in Australia, highlighting the lingering weaknesses in corporate data protection and providing a stark warning to the surprisingly large...

Court finds financial advisory firm failed to prevent series of cyberattacks

Court finds financial advisory firm failed to prevent series of cyberattacks

Australian financial advisory RI Advice has failed to prevent a series of cybersecurity breaches resulting in a breach of its financial-services license obligations “to act efficiently and fairly”, the Federal Court found.

Even with board support, Horizon Power’s CISO was in for a shock

Even with board support, Horizon Power’s CISO was in for a shock

Everything seemed like it was going well for Horizon Power, a Western Australian power supplier that had been actively updating its cybersecurity practices to support a major digital transformation project aiming to tap data-driven...

Australian companies face Russian revenge attacks and Chinese expansionism

Australian companies face Russian revenge attacks and Chinese expansionism

Western agencies warn of potential Russian cyberattacks on critical infrastructure in retaliation for supporting Ukraine, while Chinese entities appear to be moving away from amateur cyberattacks and espionage to a more coordinated,...

How ASD plans on spending $9.9 billion on cybersecurity—and find the staff

How ASD plans on spending $9.9 billion on cybersecurity—and find the staff

The Australian Signals Directorate has hundreds of experts ready to go, the secuyrity agency’s director-general says as she dismisses skills-gap concerns.

Australian CISOs continue to struggle on privacy

Australian CISOs continue to struggle on privacy

New ISACA research shows that Australian organisations—including regulators—can’t find sufficient staff to treat privacy by design as seriously and thoroughly as needed.

Australia Labor Party wants a dedicated cybersecurity minister: Would it help?

Australia Labor Party wants a dedicated cybersecurity minister: Would it help?

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine reverberates online, Labor’s “better and smarter” cybersecurity ideas will face a complex cybersecurity reality to better protect Australian businesses.

Russia’s Ukraine invasion pushes Aussie CISOs to counter heightened critical-infrastructure threat

Russia’s Ukraine invasion pushes Aussie CISOs to counter heightened critical-infrastructure threat

Australian businesses are advised to review their security exposure as new legislation progresses—and an increased cyberattack risk looms.

Australia’s election officials brace for interference, both foreign and technological

Australia’s election officials brace for interference, both foreign and technological

The risk of social-media manipulation exacerbates the fallout from an online-voting disaster.

Anatomy of an Australian ransomware response

Anatomy of an Australian ransomware response

Compromise was six months in the making and took three weeks to fix.

Australian financial-services companies fall short of cybersecurity goals

Australian financial-services companies fall short of cybersecurity goals

Companies continue targeting supply-chain risk after two years of little improvement in achieving resilience to attacks.

A tale of two breaches: Bunnings and the South Australia government

A tale of two breaches: Bunnings and the South Australia government

Minimising data collection limited the data exposure from third-party compromise at one of the victims.

As adversaries watch and wait, Western Sydney Airport is a greenfield cybersecurity opportunity

As adversaries watch and wait, Western Sydney Airport is a greenfield cybersecurity opportunity

Australia’s newest airport is building cybersecurity into its core, offering lessons for other infrastructure projects across the country.

Australia is putting cyber at the heart of its new realpolitik as it works to counter China

Australia is putting cyber at the heart of its new realpolitik as it works to counter China

Data security and infrastructure resilience are enmeshed with Australia’s regional leadership.

Cybersecurity lies at the heart of Australia’s updated Digital Government Strategy

Cybersecurity lies at the heart of Australia’s updated Digital Government Strategy

Standards, policies, and new Cyber Hubs lead the rush to be fully digital by 2025.

Competing security priorities are challenging ‘frazzled’ Australian CISOs

Competing security priorities are challenging ‘frazzled’ Australian CISOs

Cybersecurity literacy, not technology, is the biggest headache for security leaders.

E-government: Australia experiences the risks while seeking better digital identity methods

E-government: Australia experiences the risks while seeking better digital identity methods

Not all government services are handling citizen credentials well even as digital services grow, but Services Australia is working to change that.

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