Stories by David Braue

Pen-testing may pacify auditors, but it won’t stop hackers from taking your data

Penetration testing often uncovers the same vulnerabilities over and over again while leaving other avenues of compromise wide open, a ‘red-team’ hacker has warned while reporting that his firm is still seeing “great success” using malware techniques and social engineering to compromise “complacent” firms that would seem to be following security best practices on paper.

David Braue | 20 Sep | Read more

With PCI DSS proving too hard, can Australian companies do better on GDPR?

Australian companies will need to be better at compliance with the European Union’s new data privacy protections than they are at complying with PCI DSS financial-data security regulations, according to new figures that confirm executives are unhappy with their compliance progress and validate consumers’ concerns that businesses are not protecting their confidential data adequately.

David Braue | 05 Sep | Read more

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