ASD on the hunt for new cyber talent


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Monday, 11 February, 2019


ASD on the hunt for new cyber talent

The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) is on the hunt for new talent to support the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s (ACSC) vision of making Australia the safest place to connect online.

The agency is inviting applications for four Senior Executive Service (SES) Band 1 positions, including Assistant Director-General of Cyber Enablement.

The successful applicant for this position will lead the agency’s Cyber Enablement Branch, and will be responsible for delivering a strategic hiring pipeline for the ACSC, as well as a national future cybersecurity capability.

In addition, the role will include helping shape government-related STEM skills and cybersecurity initiatives, as well as leading the delivery of advice and assistance to government on areas including secure mobile communications and high assurance services.

Meanwhile, the ASD is advertising for an Assistant Director-General of Engagement and Awareness, in charge of the ASD’s Engagement and Awareness Branch.

This position will involve interfacing with external stakeholders on the management of ACSC customer and partner relationships across Australia’s cyber ecosystem.

Other responsibilities will include delivering partnership programs through regional Joint Cyber Security Centres, as well as organising national awareness raising programs and strategic communications aimed at shaping public understanding and action on cybersecurity.

The ASD is also looking for Assistant Director-Generals to lead the ACSC’s Enterprise Management and Reform Branch, and its Protect and Assure Branch.

The former role will involve driving the ACSC’s strategy and business transformation agenda, managing the ACSC operational governance framework for business intelligence data collection and establishing a program to build a continuous improvement culture across the ACSC.

The latter position has responsibilities including conducting technical advice and assessments, predicting and assessing emerging technology and its impact, and delivering programs that disrupt the adversary and influence stakeholders’ technical cybersecurity maturity.

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