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.

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.

Lack of multi-factor authentication worries Aussie CSOs more than COVID-19 malware

Lack of multi-factor authentication worries Aussie CSOs more than COVID-19 malware

Surveys confirm that remote work has turned Australia’s corporate security priorities on their heads.

Following PM’s warning, Australian industry weighs the real threat from China

Following PM’s warning, Australian industry weighs the real threat from China

Conflict with China escalates on all fronts, online and off, as Australia fast-tracks cyber security investment.

How Australia will spend $1.4 billion for its new cyber security effort

How Australia will spend $1.4 billion for its new cyber security effort

The new CESAR programme funds a 500-strong cyber army to protect and response, as Australia faces escalating nation-state threats — but some question the government-first approach.

Once again, Australian government agencies fail cyber security audit

Once again, Australian government agencies fail cyber security audit

Only one agency out of 18 meets mandated information security guidelines. Perhaps a domestic secure-cloud provider could help overcome ransomware risks.

Voiceprint authentication starts to go mainstream in Australia

Voiceprint authentication starts to go mainstream in Australia

Deployments by the Australian Taxation Office and now the National Australia Bank may help bring biometrics authentication beyond the smartphone.

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.

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