Stories by David Braue

The week in security: Warnings on open-source spinoffs, US-Europe privacy compromise

The average successful hack gains attackers less than $US15,000 ($A20,600), a recent Ponemon Institute study has found. Yet that may still be enough to lure attackers who are proving adept at navigating “confusing” industry messages on endpoint security, believes one security specialist who argues that the result is hampering companies' ability to shore up privileged-account security.

David Braue | 09 Feb | Read more

The week in security: CSO confidence declining; endpoint security in “sorry state”

New figures suggested that scams are by far the most common type of cybercrime affecting Australians, while CIOs and CISOs faced a raft of other concerns as well – for example, new findings that 23 percent of documents shared via unauthorised 'shadow-IT' cloud apps are being made available to the public. Little wonder that, despite a surge in salaries for qualified candidates, cybersecurity professionals are less confident in their security infrastructure this year than last.

David Braue | 25 Jan | Read more

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