Stories by David Braue

The week in security: Huawei, ZTE, Galaxy Tab deemed unacceptable for business use

How much damage could a malware infection do in your company? A <a href="http://www.cso.com.au/article/438464/cyberattacks_u_cost_an_average_8_9_million_annually_clean_up_study_says/">new study</a> found that cyberattacks cost an average $US8.9m to clean up. This, in the context of a relentless exposure profile that saw Windows 7's malware infection rate <a href="http://www.cso.com.au/article/438565/windows_7_malware_infection_rate_soars_2012/">climb</a> by up to 182% this year.

David Braue | 15 Oct | Read more

The week in security: Govt targets cybercrims; cybercrims target banks, unis

<p> Workers have been agitating for bring-your-own-device (BYOD) strategies for some time now, but a <a href="http://www.cso.com.au/article/437901/workers_worried_by_byod_privacy_intrusions_survey/" target="_blank">new survey</a> suggests many are actually concerned that BYOD &ndash; which has <a href="http://www.cso.com.au/article/438290/interop_ny_security_top_byod_challenge/" target="_blank">already raised security issues</a>&nbsp;and is <a href="http://www.cso.com.au/article/438345/companies_won_t_choice_about_using_big_data_id_management/" target="_blank">forcing companies to invest </a>in sophisticated analytics &ndash; is giving management an excuse to <a href="http://www.cso.com.au/article/437915/byod_privacy_being_watched_/" target="_blank">snoop on their information</a>.</p> <p>

David Braue | 08 Oct | Read more

The week in security: hackers banking on human, technological shortcomings

The US government is on the verge of announcing a winner for its competition to build a new cryptographic hash algorithm – but not everyone thinks it's necessary. Current encryption can do the job nicely and – in the case of some cloud-computing services – for free. Cloud providers are responsible for your personal data when it's loaded into cloud services, but encrypting it may prove valuable if you're not entirely convinced.

David Braue | 04 Oct | Read more

MDM is dead, long live MDM

The ever-expanding number of mobile devices, operating systems and applications – as well as the fact that many employees are likely to resist efforts to impose mobile device management (MDM) strictures on them – mean traditional MDM is dead, Symantec executives have warned.

David Braue | 21 Sep | Read more

GoDaddy hack denial highlights touchy security climate

It caused a furore as customers in Australia and around the world found themselves unable to access key online services, but the way in which news of the hacking of GoDaddy quickly spread highlights the hysteria of a world where hacking is now all but automatically blamed for service outages.

David Braue | 17 Sep | Read more

The week in security: Was it the FBI's Apple data, or not?

Reports were questioning corporate security culture as KPMG suggested a lack of legislation around mandatory data breach notifications has <a href=“http://www.cso.com.au/article/435288/data_breaches_being_discussed_by_companies_report/”>left many Australian companies</a> tight-lipped on the subject.

David Braue | 13 Sep | Read more

The week in security: appealing to hackers' good sides

Julian Assange may be in the news for curious reasons these days, but the organisation he created raised eyebrows after the release of hacked emails from analyst firm Stratfor suggested companies including Google and Salesforce.com may be interested in video-surveillance and analysis tool Trapwire.

David Braue | 21 Aug | Read more

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