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.

TIA Act telecom data privacy implementation under fire

TIA Act telecom data privacy implementation under fire

A federal senator critiques the government’s “cavalier disregard” for hard-fought protections in a contentious parliamentary debate.

Lessons from the trenches: Australian firms make it easy for hackers

Lessons from the trenches: Australian firms make it easy for hackers

As an Australian vocational school left victims unaware of a data breach for a year, EY warns another company that inadequate security is an accident waiting to happen

Government agencies face big onus after cloud-security decision

Government agencies face big onus after cloud-security decision

Amidst concerns about hack of Defence personnel database, agencies directed to self-assess cloud security

More breaches than ever occurring at Australian companies

More breaches than ever occurring at Australian companies

Healthcare shamed, email blamed as data breaches increase 17 percent in the second half of 2019

The week in security: Time to reconsider your security architecture?

The week in security: Time to reconsider your security architecture?

Security experts have warned about credential stuffing attacks for some time – but new research suggests that the APIs used by cloud-based services are becoming facilitators for those attacks, particularly in the increasingly-open...

As IoT attacks soar, Stowe rewires its network security

As IoT attacks soar, Stowe rewires its network security

With Australia awash in IoT attacks, electrical contractor takes a new architectural approach to limit its internal exposure

New AustCyber-funded projects target key cybersecurity industry pain points

New AustCyber-funded projects target key cybersecurity industry pain points

Second round Projects Fund allocations will split $8.5m among 17 industry projects

Malware detections dropped more last year in Australia than anywhere else

Malware detections dropped more last year in Australia than anywhere else

Australia and New Zealand users bucked global trends in 2019 as the volume of cybersecurity threats dropped 14 percent last year, according to new analysis that also found Mac threats outpacing Windows threats for the first time...

The week in security: Lifting the bushel on cybersecurity’s light

The week in security: Lifting the bushel on cybersecurity’s light

Cybersecurity is of the shadows, surfacing quiet discussions that used to be held in out-of-the-way meetings.

Security tools among the fastest-growing business apps

Security tools among the fastest-growing business apps

Email filters and other people-focused tools are the first step in building the “modern security stack” – but study finds businesses only get serious when they reach a certain size

Can you protect your data when it’s no longer inside your network?

Can you protect your data when it’s no longer inside your network?

As if bring your own device (BYOD) trends hadn’t created enough grief for data-security managers, widespread decentralisation of data in the cloud is proving to be an even bigger problem – with usage surging and a new study...

Every day should be Data Privacy Day – but especially today

Every day should be Data Privacy Day – but especially today

Companies must own the privacy conversation by helping users protect what little privacy they still have left

The week in security: Digging in for a more-secure 2020

The week in security: Digging in for a more-secure 2020

Now that you’re probably back to work and stuck in annual planning meetings, you’ll be thinking a lot about your key priorities – and, indeed, about just what cybersecurity is – to ensure that you improve your cybersecurity...

Infrastructure cyberattacks pose a clear and present danger in 2020 and beyond: WEF

Infrastructure cyberattacks pose a clear and present danger in 2020 and beyond: WEF

Impact of cybersecurity attacks, data theft eclipsed only by climate change, weather

The week in security: Avoid making the same mistakes in 2020

The week in security: Avoid making the same mistakes in 2020

Just because you were on holidays, doesn’t mean cybercriminals were as well. With the highly profitable holiday shopping season slowly coming to a rest this month, it’s important that every ecommerce practitioner have a range of...

Improve end-user communication to avoid making the same mistakes over and over again

Improve end-user communication to avoid making the same mistakes over and over again

Engage with users in ways they understand, Microsoft security head advises as new Compliance Score tool monitors Office 365 information compliance

Effective security means thinking like a defender, not a predator

Effective security means thinking like a defender, not a predator

But in a world where we’re used to being right, Internet of Things insecurity will create “quite a big problem” once cybercriminals identify the potential rewards

Amid growing privacy concerns, data scientists outline strategies for safe data de-identification

Amid growing privacy concerns, data scientists outline strategies for safe data de-identification

Three-year effort refines algorithms for evaluating data and its potential for re-identification

Australians pessimistic that cybersecurity skills gap will be closed within a decade

Australians pessimistic that cybersecurity skills gap will be closed within a decade

Despite an ongoing flurry of new cybersecurity training initiatives hitting the market, Australian and New Zealand cybersecurity professionals are among the world’s least optimistic that the cybersecurity skills gap will be filled...

Australians worry about data security but remain blasé about behaving securely

Australians worry about data security but remain blasé about behaving securely

In a climate of rising fraud, most consumers are still transacting online despite poor security habits

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