NSW appoints new security chief


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Wednesday, 22 May, 2019



NSW appoints new security chief

The NSW Government has established Cyber Security NSW, a new office within the Department of Customer Service tasked with helping enhance cybersecurity across the state government.

National Cyber Security Committee member Tony Chapman has been appointed to lead the office as Chief Cyber Security Officer.

He will take over the functions that were previously the purview of Chief Information Security Officer Maria Milosavljevic, who left her role in January to take up a position at the federal Department of Human Services.

According to NSW state Chief Information and Digital Officer Greg Wells, the Chief Cyber Security Officer position will have a renewed focus on digital transformation and improving customer service outcomes.

“A key component of the role will be driving a culture of risk management and awareness to support greater resilience to cybersecurity threats. Tony and his team will build on the digital transformation work occurring across the NSW Government, ensuring our digital spaces are safeguarded against cyber threats,” he said.

“Cyber Security NSW will continue its critical work enhancing whole-of-government cybersecurity capabilities and standards on behalf of NSW. It will also work more closely with the Information and Privacy Commission on security, privacy and the availability of systems and services during the state’s digital transformation.”

Chapman is also a member of the the States and Territories Cyber Security Roundtable and the NSW Cyber Security Advisory Council. He has significant experience in cybersecurity in the public sector, having worked for state and federal agencies including the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission and most recently the NSW Government Department of Finance, Services and Innovation.

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