Stories by David Braue

News in review: has PRISM made the cloud unsafe?

A survey found that data encryption practices amongst cloud providers vary widely, while a privacy advocate was suggesting that the recent revelations about the US government’s PRISM data-filtering program should make businesses think twice about their use of cloud computing and a European Commission report suggested PRISM was harming the business of US cloud providers.

David Braue | 08 Jul | Read more

STW Group upgrades security to speed up YouTube, not ban it

STW Group CIO Tom Ceglarek knows it may sound strange that the company has invested in new technology to speed up YouTube – a site that’s routinely banned as a productivity-killer – but it was necessary after the company’s security infrastructure had been routinely impeding the site’s performance.

David Braue | 27 Jun | Read more

Malware numbers just keep growing

For all its efforts to protect citizen privacy, the revelation that the passwords of many Australian Tax Office (ATO) business customers had been stored in plain text highlighted the persistent ability of human error – in this case, at an ATO subcontractor with data stored external to the organisation – to compromise security measures.

David Braue | 20 Jun | Read more

Security intelligence maps out Wotif.com’s online journey

As a company that generates 95 percent of its revenues online, Australia-based Wotif.com has paid particular attention to ensuring its operations – whose 500 staff span 19 countries on five continents – are resistant to the depredations of malicious online hackers and well-meaning internal staff alike.

David Braue | 18 Jun | Read more

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