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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.

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