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CyberCX appoints former UK National Cyber Security Centre chief to advisory board

Leading Australia/New Zealand cyber security firm CyberCX appointed the former UK cyber security chief to its Global Advisory Board this week.

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Tue, 14 Sep 2021
CyberCX appoints former UK National Cyber Security Centre chief to advisory board
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One of Australia and New Zealand’s largest cyber security firms, CyberCX appointed Ciaran Martin, former chief executive of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), to the company’s Global Advisory Board it was revealed this week.

Under the appointment, Martin is expected to provide strategy and expert advice to the company as it continues to expand its offerings in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and US.

Prior to his role at the NCSC, Martin was employed as head of cyber security at the UK's GCHQ and currently serves as Professor of Practice at Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford.


John Paitaridis, chief executive officer of CyberCX explained that the appointment will support the company’s continued growth.

“With Ciaran’s appointment, we have a truly exceptional depth of world class talent and expertise to enhance the strategic direction and growth focus for CyberCX in the international markets and build the leading security services organisation across the Five Eyes nations,” Paitaridis said.

“Having served in senior cyber security leadership positions in the UK government, Ciaran has a unique understanding of the ways in which threat actor behaviour and geopolitical tensions are impacting cyber risk considerations for businesses and government.

“CyberCX has established the leading sovereign cyber capability in Australia and New Zealand and is expanding fast in the UK and US, with Ciaran joining us, we are in an even stronger position to defend and protect our customers from cyber threats as their trusted cyber security partner, ” Paitaridis concluded.

Martin outlined that he was honoured to be appointed, and explained the critical role that CyberCX plays in the cyber profession.

“Our success in addressing the cyber security challenges of today – in the UK, in Australia, and across the Five Eyes partners – will be largely defined by leadership within the private sector to help organisations manage risk and build resilience,” Martin said.

“At a time when governments around the world are talking about the resilience lessons to be learned from dealing with biological viruses, there’s a big resilience lesson to be learned in 2021 from dealing with digital viruses as well.

“CyberCX is demonstrating exactly the kind of leadership that is needed in the current environment, bringing together exceptional expertise to deliver improved cyber security outcomes for organisations across both the private and public sector.

“As the global cyber threat landscape continues to shift, mission-driven organisations with sovereign capability like CyberCX play an increasingly important role in helping protect our communities across the world.”

According to a release by CyberCX, Martin joins inaugural board member Admiral (Ret’d) Michael Rogers, former commander of the US Cyber Command.

[Related: ISG names CyberCX as cyber security market leader]

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