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Malcolm Turnbull joins Semperis
Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull joins Semperis’ (www.semperis.com) Strategic Advisory board to support the company as it pursues its mission to deliver the industry’s most comprehensive identity system defense, with a focus on the Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) and Asia Pacific (APAC) regions.
“In the world of cybersecurity, identity is the new perimeter and business leaders are taking notice,” says Turnbull. “Semperis is on the cutting edge of identity security, protecting critical Tier 0 IT infrastructure like Active Directory and Entra ID that global enterprises trust as primary identity systems. I am honored to join the company at such a pivotal time of growth and look forward to charting a more resilient future for organizations throughout ANZ, APAC, and around the world.”
"Malcolm is a world-class business leader and cybersecurity advocate” adds Mickey Bresman, CEO, Semperis. “His government and business acumen combined with a deep understanding of the importance cybersecurity plays in those two different arenas, will be instrumental in supporting our vision and next phase of growth as we continue to support customers and expand in ANZ and APAC.”
As Australia’s 29th Prime Minister, Turnbull launched the country’s first national cybersecurity strategy. The program was Australia’s first formalized approach to cyber security, with a $230 million investment across 33 initiatives and the establishment of the National Cyber Security Centre. Before entering politics, Turnbull was a partner at Goldman Sachs, co-founded the Australian Internet company OzEmail Ltd., established an investment banking firm, and was a practicing lawyer.
Turnbull is the latest in a string of high-profile government and industry executives who have joined Semperis’ strategic advisory board, including former National Cyber Director Chris Inglis, (www.itceoscfos.com/chris-inglis-joins-semperis) former CIA Director General Petraeus, Atrium Health CISO Todd Greene, and former CISOs of bp and Walmart. The news also comes after the company’s announcement of expansion into the ANZ and APAC markets with a local team distributed throughout Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore.
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