NSW hunts for new GCISO

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Friday, 08 March, 2019

NSW hunts for new GCISO

The NSW Government is on the hunt for a new Government Chief Information Security Officer (GCISO) to coordinate the state's whole-of-government cybersecurity capability.

The move follows the departure of Dr Maria Milosavljevic, the state's first Government CISO, who is taking up the role of Chief Data Officer at the Department of Human Services.

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing strategic advice to government to support enhancing resilience to cyber threats.

Additionally, the Government CISO will be tasked with setting policies and minimum cybersecurity standards, developing a panel of Information Security Services and coordinating efforts to protect the government in conjunction with the CIOs of each NSW Government Cluster and the NSW Cyber Security Response Centre.

The job hunt is being conducted by the ICT & Digital Government Division of the Department of Finance, Services and Innovation (DFSI).

The Government CISO will coordinate efforts to increase the government's ability to respond to and recover from attacks, coordinate investigations and draw up recommendations following breaches or incidents, and build partnerships with other governments both domestically and overseas.

The government is offering a remuneration package based on experience for the Senior Executive Band 2 position. Interested professionals with relevant experience can apply here. Applications close 13 March.

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