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.

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.

Australian firms are confident about withstanding cyberattacks—should they be?

Australian firms are confident about withstanding cyberattacks—should they be?

A survey shows breach costs have gone down, but the reasons are unclear. And the cost of customer data lost through supplier breaches is rising.

Government-wide DNS security strengthens Australia’s cyberdefence

Government-wide DNS security strengthens Australia’s cyberdefence

AUPDNS helped protect this year’s online Census by blocking requests for known malicious servers.

Cybersecurity breach of Australian banks is ‘inevitable’, Reserve Bank warns

Cybersecurity breach of Australian banks is ‘inevitable’, Reserve Bank warns

Australia’s financial system is high on the bucket lists of cybercriminals and nation-state actors.

Australia’s Ransomware Action Plan latest salvo in war on cybercriminals

Australia’s Ransomware Action Plan latest salvo in war on cybercriminals

The federal government is ready to name hostile nation-states as it criminalises cyberextortion, mandates ransomware reporting, and tracks cryptocurrency ransoms.

How Jemena is preparing for Australia’s coming critical infrastructure cybersecurity obligations

How Jemena is preparing for Australia’s coming critical infrastructure cybersecurity obligations

The transition from voluntary best practice to auditable government requirement may expose gaps in critical infrastructure operators’ risk management.

Australia’s physical-security specialists looking to take on information security

Australia’s physical-security specialists looking to take on information security

The convergence of physical and information security is pushing CISOs towards new roles and new partnerships.

Poorly educated boards mean less cybersecurity funding for ANZ CISOs

Poorly educated boards mean less cybersecurity funding for ANZ CISOs

Just a quarter of board members in Australia and New Zealand understand cybersecurity well enough to make appropriate funding decisions, according to a recent survey.

Human errors compromising Australian government data more than cybercriminals

Human errors compromising Australian government data more than cybercriminals

Mistakes caused 74% of government agencies’ reported data breaches, the latest OAIC report shows, even as other industries averaged about 30%.

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.

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