Transport for NSW’s former CISO lands at Interactive – Training & Development – Security

Interactive has named former Transport for NSW team IT safety chief Fred Thiele as its new chief data safety officer.

Thiele joined the IT solutions provider this month to lead the strategic course of its cyber safety apply and speed up safety offerings extra broadly.

As described by iTnews, Thiele left TfNSW at the conclude of November to take up an undisclosed purpose in the personal sector.

He invested a few many years at the company, where by he oversaw cyber safety throughout the full Transport cluster, which include at Sydney Trains, NSW Trains and the Condition Transit Authority.

All through his tenure, TfNSW embarked on a joined-up strategy to cyber defence, which saw it set up the now one hundred-powerful Transport cyber defence (TCD) team.

Thiele led the cyber safety application, which Interactive said resulted in a “$60m cyber portfolio to increase cyber safety lifestyle and mature cyber controls”.

It said the “first of its kind” expense in the NSW governing administration “grew Transport’s cyber safety team from thirty to a hundred and fifty people with measurable once-a-year boosts in cyber maturity”.

Prior to joining TfNSW in 2019, Thiele invested almost a yr-and-a-50 % as Velocity Regular Flyer CISO and two-and-a-50 % many years as the Commonwealth Bank’s head of cyber defence.

He also beforehand labored as a running principal at HPE and safety intelligence engineering lead at IBM, and co-established specialist solutions company Laconic Protection.

In a assertion, Interactive executive chairman Brendan Fleiter said he was delighted to welcome Thiele to Interactive.

“His impressive track record and working experience is a major addition to our cyber safety apply and our capacity to support and secure our prospects,” Fleiter said.

Fleiter extra that the cyber safety apply is continuing to increase, acquiring “processed triple the amount of safety gatherings for our prospects very last yr in contrast with 2020”.

Thiele said he was “humbled to be element of a team with these passion for its prospects and trying to keep safety major of mind”.

“Interactive’s observe history speaks for itself. It has been encouraging Australian organisations construct resilient engineering methods for the earlier thirty-as well as many years,” Thiele said.

“I glance forward to doing work with the supply groups to take Interactive’s cyber offerings to the subsequent stage and further our place as leaders in the Australian market place.”