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Alastair MacGibbon

Deputy Secretary & National Cyber Security Advisor, Australian Department of Home Affairs; Head, Australian Cyber Security Centre, Australian Signals Directorate

Alastair MacGibbon

Alastair MacGibbon leads the implementation of the Government’s Cyber Security Strategy, transforming Australia’s cyber security landscape to realise the economic and social benefits of a cyber resilient nation.

As Head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre, and the Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Cyber Security, Mr MacGibbon drives the creation and strengthening of partnerships between Australian Governments, private sector, non-governmental organisations and academia to deliver national cyber security capacity and capability.

Prior to taking up his appointment Mr MacGibbon was Australia's first eSafety Commissioner. Before this he worked for 15 years as an Agent with the Australian Federal Police, including as founding Director of the Australian High Tech Crime Centre. Along with private sector roles such as Senior Director of Trust, Safety and Customer Support at eBay, Mr MacGibbon was a Director of the Centre for Internet Safety at the University of Canberra.

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