CyberCX appoints ex-NSA head to security advisory board

Tuesday, 24 November, 2020

CyberCX appoints ex-NSA head to security advisory board

CyberCX has established a Global Cyber Security Advisory Board and engaged Admiral Michael Rogers as the inaugural appointee. The board’s formation and Rogers’ appointment follows CyberCX’s growth in Australia and New Zealand and its recent spearhead into the UK and US markets. CyberCX plans to appoint representatives from key Five Eyes jurisdictions.

Rogers formerly headed the US National Security Agency (NSA), commanded the US Cyber Command and was chief of the Central Security Service. He will provide his expert advice to CyberCX’s technology and service offerings, including supporting the company’s US expansion and managed services offering.

CyberCX CEO John Paitaridis commended Rogers’ unrivalled cybersecurity experience and unique understanding of advanced cybersecurity technologies and tactics. He added that Rogers has an intimate knowledge of international threat actors and behaviours, and deep insights into how geopolitical security trends are impacting public and private organisations.

“Throughout his distinguished career, including leading the world’s most formidable cybersecurity agency, Mike has had a deep interest in Australia and its security capabilities. We are delighted he is joining us,” said Paitaridis.

Alastair MacGibbon, CyberCX Chief Strategy Officer and former Head of the Australia Cyber Security Centre, said Rogers’ experience, integrity, calibre and credentials will greatly help the company navigate what is already a hostile cyber threat environment.

“I partnered with Mike in government defending US and Australian institutions and organisations from global cyber threats and am glad we can continue that mission in the private sector. Cybersecurity is a global problem. Mike’s expertise will greatly benefit CyberCX and its customers,” said MacGibbon.

Rogers said he was drawn to the company by its clear mission and leadership. He welcomed the company’s focus and mission on protecting government and enterprise customers in Five Eyes jurisdictions, adding that there has never been a more critical time for a trusted cybersecurity company.

“What CyberCX has achieved in the last year is extraordinary. Australia needed a trusted and sovereign cybersecurity provider and CyberCX has delivered that. I've worked closely with JP and Alastair in the past and believe in the highly talented team at CyberCX and this extraordinary opportunity,” said Rogers.

Paitaridis said the company faces the same cybersecurity threats from nation states and organised criminal groups as like-minded nations and partners in the US, UK and New Zealand. He added that Rogers and the other members of the Global Security Advisory Board will drive the effort to share their expertise and solutions with these markets.

“The CyberCX Global Cyber Security Advisory Board is a key strategic pillar for delivering our world-class services to targeted international markets. We are a proudly Australian business and firmly believe we have the best talent in the world,” said Paitaridis.

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