NSW Police finds its first ever CISO

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NSW Police finds its first ever CISO

After a six month search.

NSW Police has its first ever chief information security officer in Michael Marsden, who joins the force after a decade at Qantas.

Marsden’s appointment was revealed late on Tuesday evening by Gordon Dunsford, NSW Police’s chief information and technology officer (CITO) and executive director of digital technology and innovation.

“Welcome aboard Michael Marsden, NSW Police Force's first ever chief information security officer,” Dunsford said in a LinkedIn post.

“You join an amazing organisation and IT executive team with fantastic opportunities and challenges ahead serving better the people of NSW.”

Marsden joins from Qantas where he was most recently manager of strategy and design, though he has also held roles in infrastructure services and enterprise architecture at the airline.

He has also previously held multiple database administration roles.

NSW Police advertised for the CISO role at the end of March this year.

Marsden reports into Dunsford and is set to have four direct reports himself, covering cyber security, IT security operations, operational risk, and data recovery and resiliency sub-domains.

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