New National Cyber Security Coordinator announced


Federal Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Cyber Security, Clare O’Neil has used social media channels to announce Lieutenant General Michelle McGuinness CSC as Australia’s new National Cyber Security Coordinator.

In the announcement, the Minister stated:

“Lieutenant General McGuinness has served in the Australian Defence Force for 30 years in a range of roles in Australia and internationally.

Since January 2021, she has served as Deputy Director Commonwealth Integration in the United States Defense Intelligence Agency.

Now her mission will be to protect against and respond to major cyber security threats and incidents facing Australia.

With the National Office of Cyber Security, the Coordinator will drive forward the necessary work to ensure Australia is best positioned to respond to the opportunities and challenges of the digital age.

This builds on the Government’s delivery of our new Australian Cyber Security Strategy we launched last year.

I’m looking forward to working with Lieutenant General McGuiness to help keep Australia safe from cyber criminals and help make our country one of the most cyber secure nations in the world by 2030.”