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Henderson, David
NSW Department of Justice
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David Henderson is the Assistant Director of IT at the Department of Attorney General and Justice in the Australian state of New South Wales, where he is responsible for the IC&T infrastructure. David graduated from the University of Wollongong in 1982, with dual majors in chemistry and computing science, including a semester in 1982 at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, through the International Student Exchange Program.

Not content with just working in IC&T, David's hobbies are also technical--ham radio, home computing, and radio astronomy. His well-known collection of antique computing equipment (Digital Equipment Corporation PDP-8, PDP-11, and IMSAI 8080, to name but a few) has only recently been moved out of his garage and into a museum--resulting in dramatic benefits for his electricity bills.

Prior to moving into the public service, David held a variety of positions in technology service areas, IT, and audit in a career spanning 27 years with resources giant BHP Billiton. Starting as a chemist at the company's Port Kembla steelworks in 1973, his final few years with BHP were as IT manager at the company's copper and gold mine in Papua New Guinea. Since joining the Department of Attorney General and Justice in 2003, David and his colleagues have been managing the data centers, IT systems, and communications for the staff and judiciary at over 180 court houses across New South Wales, a state roughly one-and-a-quarter times the size of Texas. A current project for the department involves expanding network and courtroom video conferencing infrastructure to reduce the cost of delivering justice to the community.

David has been a reviewer for Computing Reviews since 2007, and has written 59 reviews. He has been a member of the ACM since 1994, and is also an active senior member of the Australian Computer Society.

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- 10 of 87 reviews

   Nine steps to success: an ISO27001 2013 implementation overview (3rd ed.)
Calder A.,  It Governance Ltd, Ely, UK, 2016. 130 pp. Type: Book (978-1-849288-23-1)

Executive management is becoming increasingly aware of their obligations to shareholders, partners, customers, and regulators to ensure that their organizations are defended against, and can recover from, cyber attack. Cyber security threats are i...

Oct 10 2017  
   The quest to cyber superiority: cybersecurity regulations, frameworks, and strategies of major economies
Kshetri N.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 240 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319405-53-7)

Computer systems are not only central to the successful operation of business and the economy, but also critical national infrastructure such as hospitals, communications, and electricity distribution systems. Cybersecurity threats are, therefore,...

Jul 13 2017  
   Managing risk and information security: protect to enable (2nd ed.)
Harkins M.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2016. 186 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484214-56-5)

Today, all organizations need to understand and manage threats to their corporate business systems and data, as well as threats to the privacy and information of their customers. This responsibility is no longer limited to technical specialists, b...

May 8 2017  
   IT security risk control management: an audit preparation plan
Pompon R.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2016. 311 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484221-39-6)

It is difficult to operate a business of any size these days without information technology (IT) systems, and it is largely impossible to operate IT systems without a connection to the Internet, accepting all of the risks that this brings. Organiz...

Apr 13 2017  
   Anti-fragile ICT systems
Hole K.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 151 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319300-68-9)

Large, complex information and communications technology (ICT) systems need to have been designed so that unexpected stressors and events do not cause the systems to fail. This is particularly important where a system failure could have dire conse...

Mar 31 2017  
   Cloud computing
Ruparelia N.,  The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2016. 280 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262529-09-9)

Cloud computing is no longer cutting edge, but has moved into the mainstream and become just one more option available for the delivery of information technology (IT) services. Once service providers start to aim their marketing for a product at t...

Mar 1 2017  
   Virtualized cloud data center networks: issues in resource management
Tsai L., Liao W.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 57 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319326-30-6)

The replacement of “real” information and communications technology infrastructure with cloud-based services perhaps reaches its pinnacle in the multitenant cloud data center. The value proposition associated with cloud solutions is ba...

Oct 20 2016  
   Smart TV security: media playback and digital video broadcast
Michéle B.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2015. 92 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319209-93-7)

In the mid-1990s, television broadcast stations around the world began moving to digital television. As well as being significantly more bandwidth efficient than its analog counterpart, digital television provides the ability to send digital data ...

Aug 12 2016  
   CMDB systems: making change work in the age of cloud and agile
Drogseth D., Sturm R., Twing D.,  Morgan Kaufmann Publishers Inc., San Francisco, CA, 2015. 402 pp. Type: Book (978-0-128012-65-9)

Configuration management databases (CMDBs) are tools that provide a single, trusted source of information on how IT environments are configured and how IT systems interact with each other in complex environments. For the data stored in them to rem...

May 18 2016  
   Programmable logic controllers
Bolton W.,  Newnes, Newton, MA, 2015. 424 pp. Type: Book (978-0-128029-29-9)

Whether it’s a lift you step into, an aircraft you take off in, or the air conditioner that cools your office, chances are your life is touched by programmable logic controllers (PLCs) dozens of times a day. These ubiquitous devices control ...

Apr 20 2016  
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