Tuesday, 30 May 2017 18:14

McCauley moves from ATO to CTO Group

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Steve McCauley CTO Group Steve McCauley CTO Group

Former Australian Taxation Office security chief Steve McCauley has been appointed as a principal consultant by the Canberra-based CTO Group.

McCauley joined CTO as a principal consultant in CTO’s Strategic Advisory and Consulting practice.

Prior to his shift to CTO, McCauley was Assistant Commissioner responsible for the cyber security operations and strategy of the ATO.

In this role at the ATO, McCauley oversaw delivery of a new Security Operations Centre and helped reshape and modernised the organisation’s security culture, services and IT methods for managing complex cyber risks.  

He also provided security advice and support to facilitate the ATO’s move into cloud computing.

CTO Group chief executive Kane Fillingham said he was pleased to welcome McCauley “at a time of rapid growth” for the company.

“We are seeing strong demand for trusted cyber security expertise from major clients in both the public and private sector arenas,” Fillingham said.

According to CTO chief strategy officer Andrew McLintock, the complexity of the cyber security field is rapidly increasing, as major organisations grapple with a sophisticated threat landscape and the requirements of an evolving regulatory environment.

“With his refined, pan-government view of the cyber security and IT infrastructure landscape, Steve is ideally positioned to assist CTO Group’s clients mature their security posture.” McLintock said.

McCauley said major Australian organisations are “clearly at an inflection point in their digital transformation journey, with a combination of factors such application modernisation, cloud computing and cyber security coming together".

“CTO Group sits at the heart of that change and is ideally positioned to assist clients to take advantage of this transition,” he said.

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Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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