Air force veteran named Australia’s Cyber Security Coordinator

Air force veteran named Australia’s Cyber Security Coordinator

AUSTRALIA — The government of Australia has announced the appointment of Air Marshal Darren Goldie AM CSC as the inaugural National Cyber Security Coordinator.

Air Marshal Goldie has served his country with distinction for more than 30 years through various roles with the Royal Australian Air Force, most recently as Air Commander Australia.

As the Air Commander of Australia, Air Marshal Goldie has been responsible for building capability and resilience for the Royal Australian Air Force. He has led the coordination of Defence responses to natural disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Air Marshal Goldie has also held key leadership positions, including at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in 2020-21 providing strategic foreign policy advice to the Government.

He will commence his term as the National Cyber Security Coordinator on 3 July 2023.

The National Cyber Security Coordinator, together with the National Office of Cyber Security, will drive forward the necessary work to ensure Australia is best positioned to respond to the opportunities and threats of the digital age.

The Coordinator will lead national cyber security policy, the coordination of responses to major cyber incidents, the whole of Government cyber incident preparedness efforts and the strengthening of Commonwealth cyber security capability.

The Coordinator will lead this work in collaboration with the Government’s key policy, operational and security agencies.

This builds on the Albanese Government’s commitment to deliver a 2023-2030 Australian Cyber Security Strategy and follows a Cyber Security Industry Roundtable hosted by the Prime Minister earlier this year.

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