Episode 160 – CISO Series – Interview with Jamie Norton, Australian Taxation Office


Jamie Norton, with Chris Cubbage at the ATO SOC

Interview with Jamie Norton, Chief Information Security Officer with the Australian Taxation Office. Jamie discusses the day-to-day role of the CISO, governance frameworks and reporting structure, with the CISO reporting to the CTO.

The interview discusses the challenges of cybersecurity for large federal government agencies, skills and training, vendors and procurement and maintaining user/staff/stakeholder awareness around cybersecurity and public scams using the ATO brand.

The call to action is to maintain public awareness of good cyber hygiene practices and to highlight the ATO and Stay Smart Online initiate for Tax Time 2019 – Relevant Link is https://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/get-involved/see-it-action/cyber-safety-tax-time-2019

Recorded in Canberra, 9 July 2019.

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