Stories by David Braue

The week in security: AusCERT 2013 dominates Cyber Security Awareness Week

The AusCERT 2013 security conference, which coincides with the government-sponsored <a href="http://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/awareness_week">National Cyber Security Awareness Week (NCSAW)</a>, dominated the news during the week, and the CSO Australia team was there in full force to hear the latest from industry experts from across Australia around the world.

David Braue | 27 May | Read more

AusCERT 2013: International cyberwar response more complex than geopolitical treaties: NATO CCD COE analyst

They may not be able to call on real-world cooperation and defence agreements to build their cyberspace defences yet, but government security organisations may find value in emulating Estonia’s experience building a voluntary ‘cyber corps’ of security professionals available in times of need, NATO CCD COE (Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence) analyst Anna-Maria Talihärm has advised.

David Braue | 24 May | Read more

AusCERT 2013: Home-electronics gear’s UPnP as insecure in Australia as rest of world: Metasploit

Australia’s Internet space shows the same distribution of vulnerable IP ports as the rest of the world and a dangerous preponderance of insecure Universal Plug ‘n’ Play (UPnP) devices, Metasploit Project founder HD Moore has warned while recounting the surprising results of his efforts to catalogue the results of communicating with every IP address on the Internet.

David Braue | 22 May | Read more

ACMA database keeps finger on Australia’s malware pulse

Australian ISPs and universities are sending more than 10,000 emails a day to warn customers their systems appear to be infected by malware – but as few as one in five is ever read by its recipient, statistics from the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s (ACMA’s) Australian Internet Security Initiative (AISI) show.

David Braue | 21 May | Read more

Virtual desktops win the security case for Brisbane lawyers

It may have started out as a way of simplifying an increasingly complicated IT environment, but Brisbane law firm Cooper Grace Ward (CGW) has found its virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) investment is also delivering improved remote-access security, data protection and integrity of sensitive information.

David Braue | 17 May | Read more

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