Telstra has named Providers Australia’s chief facts security officer Narelle Devine as its new CISO for Asia Pacific.

Devine will get started the new part on July 27, and replaces Berin Lautenbach, who still left previously this month.

She is currently with the Department of Human Providers – now termed Providers Australia – where she was appointed security chief in late 2016.

At the agency, Devine was “responsible for protecting the own and economic security of 26 million Australians, taking care of 280,000 authentications each and every working day and protecting the $a hundred ninety billion in payments the department will make each and every yr.”

“As Telstra’s CISO Asia Pacific, Narelle will assistance shape the cyber security landscape and travel Telstra’s coverage, governance and incident reaction for cyber security across the organisation,” Telstra explained in a assertion.

“Most importantly, she will perform a top part in protecting the privateness and security of Telstra, its clients, and the providers it supplies.”

Devine, who will be primarily based in Canberra, will report to Craig Hancock, Telstra’s operations, security and enablement government and world CISO.