Wednesday, 10 August 2022 12:04

Ross and Thompson join ParaFlare board

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Security company ParaFlare has appointed Mandy Ross and Dr Marcus Thompson to its board as non-executive directors.

Ross is also chief information and digital officer at Super Retail Group, digital and technology board committee member at yourtown, and board director of GIVIT.org.au.

She was previously chief digital officer at Griffith University, CIO at Tabcorp, CTO at Intrepica, CIO at Wotif.

Earlier in her career Ross was a consultant at Clickstream and Deloitte.

She holds a bachelor's degree in IT from the University of Queensland and an MBA from Queensland University of Technology.

"ParaFlare, as a sovereign Australian business with a deep heritage in the Australian Defence Force, is uniquely positioned to defend and empower their customers. The human-centred approach, combined with the team's tech and cyber know-how, were compelling reasons for me to join the board," said Ross.

"I am highly motivated by the pace of all things cyber, digital and tech. I am always learning from my teams and industry peers, and genuinely get a kick out of helping organisations to become future-fit, to manage the risk that comes with digital transformation and digital business models, and ultimately to deliver commercial outcomes."

ITWIRE PARAFLARE MARCUS THOMPSON

Thompson has been a strategic advisor to ParaFlare since 2020, and is also director of Cyber Compass, chair of Penten, advisor to Macquarie Telecom, and a director of Engineers Australia.

He had a 33 year career with the Australian Army, rising to the rank of Major General and serving as the ADF's first head of information warfare.

Thompson holds a bachelor's degrees in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of New South Wales and in business from RMIT; master's degrees in defence studies from the University of Canberra and strategic studies from Deakin University; and a PhD in cybersecurity from the University of New South Wales.

"We continue to see an alarming increase in cyber-attacks against Australian businesses and interests. As this trend continues, I want every Australian business and organisation to be actively thinking about their cyber security," he said.

"ParaFlare specialises in active cyber defence – where highly-trained cyber operators seek out, contain and eliminate threats that make it past a businesses' first line of defence. This is a sovereign Australian capability built by national security experts, and one I'm proud to be part of."

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