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Henderson, David
NSW Government
PARRAMATTA, Australia
 
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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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   Skype & Type: keyboard eavesdropping in voice-over-IP
Cecconello S., Compagno A., Conti M., Lain D., Tsudik G.  ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security 22(4): 1-34, 2019. Type: Article

In our current environment, many people work remotely from their office and routinely use voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) tools for communicating with colleagues. During these voice calls, it is also quite common for participants to continue t...

Aug 24 2021  
   Computer networks and the Internet: a hands-on approach
Howser G.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2020. 539 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030344-95-5)

Most people in the developed world routinely use the Internet, but only a small minority understands the technologies on which its services depend. Howser provides a detailed description of these technologies, supported by practical exercises usin...

Aug 17 2021  
   Lightweight and informative traffic metrics for data center monitoring
Xu K., Wang F., Wang H.  Journal of Network and Systems Management 20(2): 226-243, 2020. Type: Article

Modern cloud computing data centers typically deliver virtualized services to tens of thousands of cloud users continuously, using hundreds or even thousands of commodity servers. Monitoring the availability, performance, and security of this data...

Aug 16 2021  
   iCanCloud: a flexible and scalable cloud infrastructure simulator
Núñez A., Vázquez-Poletti J., Caminero A., Castañé G., Carretero J., Llorente I.  Journal of Grid Computing 10(1): 185-209, 2020. Type: Article

Cloud computing is a flexible and scalable solution for delivering information technology (IT) services. However, as the processing power used must be paid for, accurately right-sizing the cloud resources for particular end user applications is im...

Jul 26 2021  
   Securing and self recovery of virtual machines in cloud with an autonomic approach using snapshots
Joseph L., Mukesh R.  Mobile Networks and Applications 24(4): 1240-1248, 2019. Type: Article

Virtual machines (VMs) in the form of cloud computing are now mainstream for the delivery of information technology (IT) services. However, the environment in which these VMs run is complex and prone to malicious attack, potentially impacting serv...

Jun 17 2021  
   Cybersecurity is not very important
Odlyzko A.  Ubiquity 2019(June): 1-23, 2019. Type: Article

Hardly a day goes by without media reports of dramatic cybersecurity breaches somewhere in the world, and we have come to accept that substantial resources are needed to prevent these attacks. Little thought, however, is generally given as to whet...

Dec 24 2020  
  Compiling with continuations, or without? Whatever.
Cong Y., Osvald L., Essertel G., Rompf T.  Proceedings of the ACM on Programming Languages 3(ICFP): 1-28, 2019. Type: Article

The front end of a compiler analyzes a computer program’s source code and parses it into an intermediate representation (IR). The back end then takes this IR and translates it into machine code for execution. The techniques used for generati...

Dec 16 2020  
   Cyber operations: building, defending, and attacking modern computer networks (2nd ed.)
O’Leary M.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2019. 1134 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484242-93-3)

People have been trying to secure data communications networks against attack for decades. By providing instruction on how to attack and exploit a network, O’Leary helps the reader understand how to build in hardened security protection at t...

Dec 7 2020  
   Guide to automotive connectivity and cybersecurity: trends, technologies, innovations and applications
Möller D., Haas R.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2019. 645 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319735-11-5)

Information technology (IT) specialists are very involved in vehicle design and maintenance. The technologies that support modern engine monitoring, navigation, driver information, and safety systems would be unimaginable to earlier generations of...

Oct 9 2020  
   Design of low power integrated radios for emerging standards
Rahman M., Harjani R.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2020. 71 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030213-32-9)

Low power radios are in high demand for use in Internet of Things (IoT) devices, where there is a need for small, efficient, and low powered radios for wireless data communications. This book is part of Springer’s “Analog Circuits and ...

Jul 10 2020  
 
 
 
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