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New KPMG Australia partner is former deputy national cyber security adviser

Greg Miller, former deputy cyber policy coordinator in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet under the last Labor government has joined as a partner at KPMG Cyber team in the ACT.

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Mon, 30 May 2022
New KPMG Australia partner is former deputy national cyber security adviser
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Miller's appointment follows news that Mitra Minai, former Healthscope chief information security officer will also join the KPMG Cyber team in July.

According to Martijn Verbree, KPMG national cyber lead, there are a number of key drivers that have contributed to cyber security becoming exponentially more complex.

"Australian organisations face new regulatory obligations such as critical infrastructure bills, data protection and corporate governance regimes.

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"The changing threat landscapes driven by geopolitics, increasingly ruthless cyber crime organisations and a resurgence in hacktivism.

"We are investing heavily to expand our expertise, and to bring all cyber disciplines and adjacent services together to help clients get on the front foot with cyber," Verbree said.

Miller was a first assistant secretary since 2018 at the Department of Home Affairs and has also filled the role of deputy national cyber security adviser and head of Home Affairs intelligence.

Miller oversaw the development of the 2020 Cyber Security Strategy, which included transformative reforms to Australia's critical infrastructure security regime and securing critical technologies. Previously, Miller worked as the deputy cyber policy coordinator in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet under the last Labor government and was responsible for drafting Australia's only National Security Strategy.

On his appointment, Miller noted that government and business need to work together to manage cyber risks, build resilience and be competitive globally.

"KPMG is investing seriously in its cyber capability and I’m excited to be joining an exceptional team of cyber leaders at KPMG," Miller said.

As the new partner at KPMG Cyber, Miller is set to bring his high-level experience from coordinating responses domestically and internationally to major compromises.

The appointments follow the April 2022 announcement of Martijn Verbree as KPMG’s national cyber lead, and the addition of three new cyber partners to the firm: Stuart Mort, Natasha Passley and Gergana Winzer.

KPMG has added two of Australia's most accomplished cyber security leaders to the expanding team, Verbree noted, which now numbers 16 partners.

"Greg’s experience at the most senior levels of the national security community and Mitra’s market-leading expertise in healthcare and financial services will help deepen the bench of experts that our clients can access when working with KPMG,” Verbree concluded.

[Related: WA bolsters cyber security posture with new strike team]

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