Story image

ANZ Bank appoints former government exec as new CISO

13 Feb 2017

ANZ Bank has appointed a new chief information security officer who hails direct from the Australian Government.

Lynwen Connick will take on the new role, where she will ensure that ANZ’s information security strategy will evolve as the company progresses through digital transformation and the changing technology landscape. Connick will report to the company’s group executive technology executive, Gerard Florian.

Florian says that “Lynwen is one of Australia’s foremost cyber security experts with significant experience at the frontline of protecting the nation’s information infrastructure”.

Connick comes from the Australian Government where she delivered the new National Cyber Security Strategy in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

We have different stakeholders, but in the end we all want the same thing. We want our customers to do what they want to do online and to do that securely,” she said in an interview with ANZ.

She also held the chief information security officer position with the Department of Defence, and spent 25 years working with the Australian Signals Directorate.

“As we transform into a digital bank, customers rightly expect that we will keep both their money and their data safe. Lynwen’s cyber security experience, working with Government agencies and the private sector, will be a tremendous asset for both our business and our customers as we accelerate the delivery of new products and services,” Florian concludes.

Ms Connick will begin working with ANZ in mid-March.

SecOps: Clear opportunities for powerful collaboration
If there’s one thing security and IT ops professionals should do this year, the words ‘team up’ should be top priority.
Interview: Culture and cloud - the battle for cybersecurity
ESET CTO Juraj Malcho talks about the importance of culture in a cybersecurity strategy and the challenges and benefits of a world in the cloud.
Enterprise cloud deployments being exploited by cybercriminals
A new report has revealed a concerning number of enterprises still believe security is the responsibility of the cloud service provider.
Ping Identity Platform updated with new CX and IT automation
The new versions improve the user and administrative experience, while also aiming to meet enterprise needs to operate quickly and purposefully.
Venafi and nCipher Security partner on machine identity protection
Cryptographic keys serve as machine identities and are the foundation of enterprise information technology systems.
Machine learning is a tool and the bad guys are using it
KPMG NZ’s CIO and ESET’s CTO spoke at a recent cybersecurity conference about how machine learning and data analytics are not to be feared, but used.
Seagate: Data trends, opportunities, and challenges at the edge
The development of edge technology and the rise of big data have brought many opportunities for data infrastructure companies to the fore.
Popular Android apps track users and violate Google's policies
Google has reportedly taken action against some of the violators.