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AusCERT rebrands, appoints new general manager

Dr Ivano Bongiovanni has been named the new general manager of Australia’s computer emergency response team.

user icon David Hollingworth
Tue, 07 May 2024
AusCERT rebrands, appoints new general manager
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AusCERT has announced the appointment of a new general manager and its intention to unveil a newly redesigned website and logo later this month.

Dr Ivano Bongiovanni takes over the role after a career in law enforcement, having been a police officer under the Italian Ministry of Interior and holding the role of deputy venue security manager at the Turin 2006 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

He also holds a doctorate in risk management, focusing on international airports.


“I am delighted to be assisting AusCERT in a critical juncture in its history as the NFP works to bolster our national security, playing an even more crucial role than ever before, “ Bongiovanni said in a statement.

“I am excited to meet with our members and prospective future members to learn more about how we can assist them to meet the challenges of an escalating threat environment with unprecedented attack velocity.

“As one of the longest-running CERTs in the world, AusCERT has a strong tradition in assisting public and private sector organisations meet their KPIs in cyber security. After 30 years, the organisation is stepping into a new area. This will require us to rethink how we do things, partnering closely with our members to help them understand where their vulnerabilities are, and how we can help to address them, and never stop innovating.”

AusCERT’s director, Dr David Stockdale, is pleased with the new hire.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr Bongiovanni to the team,” Stockdale said.

“His background and experience are key to leading us into the future and partnering closely with our members to make a positive difference in their organisations in the battle against cyber crime.”

AusCERT has also said it is launching a rebranding campaign to enhance “its position as a trusted industry ally”. This includes a redesigned logo and a new website design, with member services broken down into key areas such as vulnerability support, incident support, and training.

The new site functionality will be rolled out throughout 2024.

David Hollingworth

David Hollingworth

David Hollingworth has been writing about technology for over 20 years, and has worked for a range of print and online titles in his career. He is enjoying getting to grips with cyber security, especially when it lets him talk about Lego.

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