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Victoria Appoints First Chief Information Security Officer

The Victorian Government has appointed its first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), confirming its commitment to protecting government services and information from cyber-attacks.

On 9 October 2017, the Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings announced that Mr John O’Driscoll had been appointed to the role.

Mr O’Driscoll has 20 year’s experience in information technology, with a focus on cyber security in financial services and the public sector. He was previously the Senior Manager, Information and Technology Risk at ANZ.

The appointment of a CISO is a key component of the Victorian Government Cyber Security Strategy 2016-2020, released in August 2017.

Further information

Media release: Victoria Appoints First Chief Information Security Officer