NAB gets a new CISO

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NAB gets a new CISO
Andrew Dell.

Dave Powell takes on strategy title in security shakeup.

NAB has appointed Andrew Dell as its new chief information security officer as part of a cyber security executive reshuffle. 

Dell has held numerous senior cyber security-related roles since joining the bank in 2010, most recently as head of cyber security at NABcert. 

Prior to joining the bank, Dell had worked as a security advisor to Victoria Police, a principal security consultant at EWA Australia, and a security architect at the federal Department of Defence. 

As part of the leadership changes, former infosec boss Dave Powell has been moved into a new role of general manager for IT security strategy. Powell had served in the CISO role at NAB since 2010.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Powell's new role covers the development of NAB's "security risk appetite settings" as well as maintenance of the IT security strategy and efforts to ensure "successful mitigation of current and future cyber threats".

"This is a new role within NAB and highlights the company focus on cyber risks," Powell wrote on his profile.

NAB has been contacted for detail on the reporting structure and reason for the reshuffle.

NAB CIO David Boyle described the moves as “a great example" of how the bank is committed "to investing in our great people and developing our pipeline of talent". 

“As cyber security remains essential in supporting our digital agenda, David Powell will continue to play a vital role as general manager IT security strategy," Boyle said. 

“We’re focused on continuing to implement our security strategy and ensure that our customers’ information is secure with 24/7 monitoring."

Dell told iTnews he was excited to lead NAB's cyber security team. 

“This is a rewarding role because the importance of cyber security is recognised at all levels and our security capabilities are continually evolving," Dell said. 

“I’m proud to lead a team with such passion and focus for keeping our customers, and the bank, safe from cyber threats.” 

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