The University of Sydney’s main data stability officer Derek Wintertime has produced the leap to the University of NSW soon after much more than five yrs at the sandstone college.

Wintertime joined UNSW as its new long term CISO and director of cyber stability earlier this thirty day period, ending an virtually two-yr look for for a substitute.

The college delayed its authentic look for final yr because of to the pandemic, with former CISO Cooper opting to stay on until September 2020.

It restarted the look for in January, with plans to stem what has been a revolving doorway of CISO’s more than the final five yrs.

Wintertime, who is the sixth CISO to keep the top rated work considering that 2016, arrives to UNSW with much more than five yrs under his belt at the University of Sydney.

Prior to becoming a member of the sandstone college in September 2015, Wintertime spent five yrs as an data stability supervisor in NSW’s Office of Justice.

He has also earlier held senior roles in fiscal products and services, like as a team data threat supervisor at Macquarie Group and as a stability threat director for the Asia Pacific arm of UBS.

A UNSW spokesperson explained to iTnews that Wintertime was a “experienced cyber stability leader”, possessing held a amount of similar roles earlier.

In the “high-visibility” part, Wintertime will just take demand of the university’s stability posture across its IT estate, like id management for its around fifty two,000 students and 3500 staff. 

He will oversee a fifteen-strong cyber stability workforce, as effectively as any contractors, and report to main technological know-how and infrastructure officer Jeff Peers.

A University of Sydney spokesperson said cyber stability governance manger Steven Bennett was at the moment acting head of cyber stability and CISO at the college.

“We will be recruiting for a long term substitute this yr,” the spokesperson stated.