Rachel Noble named head of ACSC

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Friday, 21 June, 2019

Rachel Noble named head of ACSC

The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) has appointed veteran public servant Rachel Noble PSM to the post of head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC).

Noble is currently Deputy Secretary Executive Group in the Department of Home Affairs.

She has an extensive background in cybersecurity, science, technology, national security and defence, having previously served in roles including National Security Chief Information Officer and Cyber Policy Coordinator in Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Noble has also held positions including National Director Intelligence and CIO of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service.

She has also held various senior positions at the Department of Defence, including Deputy Chief of Facility at Pine Gap and Assistant Secretary for Governance, as well as roles at the ASD.

“I am really looking forward to returning to ASD to work with Mike and his team. I have always enjoyed the work of ASD and this will be the third time in my career that I have worked there,” Noble said.

“I’m delighted to be reconnecting with some of my old colleagues and making new ones too.”

Forcepoint Senior Director for Australia and New Zealand Sam Ghebranious said the appointment is a “hugely welcome step” which reflects the government’s renewed commitment to tackling global cyber threats.

“The rise in number of cyber attacks on Australia’s globally renowned institutions is alarming and now is the time for government agencies and the enterprise sector to come together to put up robust defences,” he said.

“Rachel’s strong experience in cyber and national security reflect the current government’s intention to lead the country in this digitally transformed economy.”

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