Cyber Security expert
Mr Alastair MacGibbon is Australia’s leading cyber security expert. Before entering the private sector, MacGibbon led the Australian Cyber Security Centre and implemented the Government’s Cyber Security Strategy as the National Cyber Security Adviser. He previously served as then-Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Special Adviser on Cyber Security.
MacGibbon oversaw the completion of the network of Joint Cyber Security Centres (JCSC) for coordination with the private sector, a reshaping of the government’s Information Security Manual (ISM), and a tightening of access controls for government systems as part of a new Essential Eight Maturity Model.
Mr Mike Burgess, the Director-General of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation and the former Director-General of the Australian Signals Directorate, has called MacGibbon “face of cyber security in Australia.” MacGibbon is credited with bringing greater attention to the danger of cyber-attacks by criminals, foreign governments and malicious hackers to businesses.
MacGibbon founded the Australian High Tech Crime Centre in the early 2000s. He has also worked with Dimension Data and eBay.