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.

Australian companies are shovelling data into the cloud – but not necessarily protecting it

Australian companies are shovelling data into the cloud – but not necessarily protecting it

Organisations are more committed than ever to protecting and controlling the sensitive information they put into cloud environments, according to new figures that suggest many organisations still think cloud security is someone else’s...

Australia’s Office 365 appetite providing “huge locus of attack”

Australia’s Office 365 appetite providing “huge locus of attack”

Widespread adoption has piqued the interest of even non-technical cybercriminals

Ransomware strike cripples regional Victorian hospitals

Ransomware strike cripples regional Victorian hospitals

Elective surgery interrupted as hospitals go offline during cyber response

AustCyber’s Canberra node promises cybersecurity boost for government innovators

AustCyber’s Canberra node promises cybersecurity boost for government innovators

The Australian Capital Territory’s space, defence, and education sectors will be among the first to benefit as AustCyber’s newly launched Canberra Cyber Security Innovation Node (CSIN) extends a string of public-private cybersecurity...

Australians know the least – and care the least – about how their personal data is used

Australians know the least – and care the least – about how their personal data is used

As driver licenses are vacuumed into a nationwide database, just 23 percent of Australians know what happens to their personal data – and they care less than global peers, too

Government rewriting cybersecurity conversations around consumer focus

Government rewriting cybersecurity conversations around consumer focus

Privacy, financial regulators pivot on cybersecurity risk as Home Affairs crowdsources cybersecurity strategy update

Women in Security: Awards honour cybersecurity pioneers

Women in Security: Awards honour cybersecurity pioneers

The inaugural Women in Security Conference & Awards provided a much-needed opportunity to “honour the women and young women who are kicking goals in what has traditionally been a really male-dominated industry,” Victorian member of...

Women in Security: Improving cybersecurity engagement

A series of dynamic technical talks at the inaugural CSO Australia-AWSN Women in Security conference highlighted the innovative perspectives and problem-solving nous that women bring to cybersecurity roles.

Data breaches surge as OAIC records another 10 million record compromise

Finance breaches up 56 percent but healthcare remains most exposed

Record Australian BEC, scam losses highlight need for better end-user education

Despite growing awareness, scammers are managing to steal more from Australians than ever

M&A activity can create cybersecurity holes, ACSC warns

Merger mania is seeing new organisations absorbed quickly – but without care, exploitable security gaps are inevitable

Universities still need to learn how to get proactive about cybersecurity

Educational institutions are being attacked differently – and need to get more proactive about their response to stop cybercriminals in their tracks

Security executives more stressed – but more optimistic – about email threats

APAC executives world’s most likely to work nights and weekends to resolve an incident

CSOs may benefit as CPS 234 tasks boards with financial-services cybersecurity

Financial institutions will be expected to exhaustively evaluate the information-security practices of strategic partners and service providers from July 1, as new CPS234 regulations take effect in a process that will light a fire...

SecurIT 2019: In an increasingly-encrypted world, visibility is more important than ever

Just as many CSOs are focused on automating their organisational threat response, many others are focused on improving their visibility of network traffic – which, with encryption increasingly used to protect legitimate application...

SecurIT 2019: Being a CSO is like Game of Thrones

With the threat climate continuing unabated, the impact of increasing volumes of attacks – and increasing pressure to stop them – has taken its own toll on CSOs who, iOOF Holdings head of cybersecurity and technology risk Ashutosh...

SecurIT 2019: Hackers may be in it for Lulz, but CSOs are in it for their lives

Big businesses may spend more on security but their complexity makes them easier to hack, a former teenage hacker told an audience of big-business CSOs in opening up a day of insights at CSO Australia’s SecurIT conference this month.

ANZ companies don’t even know what data they’re storing in the cloud

More than 80 percent of companies are suffering security and compliance risks due to poorly defined and inadequate data-management policies, according to new research that blames poor management of ‘dark data’ for a host of enterprise...

After a year of GDPR, Australian companies are still feeling their way towards compliance

The European Union’s tough privacy laws may have gathered momentum as they head into their second year, but one compliance specialist warns that the Australian government needs to take the initiative to motivate Australian companies...

At least 10m records compromised in single Australian data breach despite drop in NDB reports

Single breach comprises majority of 10.45m compromised records as cybercriminals continue to ravage healthcare providers

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