Claire Pales is the best selling author of “The Secure CIO”, host of “The Secure CIO Podcast” and Director of 27 Lanterns, a consulting company committed to helping organisations create and sustain effective information and cybersecurity teams. For more than 18 years, Claire has gained experience establishing teams and leading award-winning security strategies throughout Australia and Asia. As a consultant, Claire’s focus is to grow and coach information security professionals and help businesses to establish exceptional information security practices. In addition to her time in the industry, Claire’s subject matter expertise comes from a Bachelor’s Degree in Police Studies, post-graduate studies in e-Crime Investigation and executive coaching qualifications. Claire is a mum to four children, a sought after speaker, an industry writer and advocate for women in IT and cyber.