Former WA Police CISO to lead newly formed A3C


By Amy Sarcevic
Tuesday, 30 June, 2020


Former WA Police CISO to lead newly formed A3C

The Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre (A3C) — a newly formed agency that will help drive national cybersecurity capabilities — has appointed Mr Hai Tran as its inaugural CEO.

Tran, former Chief Information Security Officer at the WA Police, will work alongside a well-credentialed board at the A3C from 1 July.

The centre’s primary mission will be to ensure businesses emerge from COVID-19 with a strong focus on cyber resilience and the ability to undertake remote business with confidence.

South Australia’s Premier Steven Marshall said he was confident in Tran’s ability to turn the $10 million centre into a successful operation.

“Mr Hai Tran and the highly credentialed board will bring together industry, education and research institutes and entrepreneurs from around the world to collaborate at the A3C located at Lot Fourteen — which encompasses a training academy and cyber testing range,” Premier Marshall said.

“Cyber security and resilience are increasingly becoming front of mind for the business community and COVID-19 has created further awareness due to working off-site arrangements, which are likely to continue in unprecedented numbers.”

A3C Chair Kim Scott added that Tran’s appointment and the establishment of the centre have come at a critical time.

“COVID-19 is exposing the vulnerability of some companies and seeing the emergence of new threats, so a key aim for this centre will be to assist companies to emerge from COVID-19 in a stronger position in terms of cyber resilience and the ability to conduct remote work in the future with increased confidence,” Scott said.

Image credit: ©stock.adobe.com/au/Sikov

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