Rachel Noble to head up Australian Cyber Security Centre

The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) has appointed Rachel Noble as the new head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC).

Noble is currently serving as Deputy Secretary Executive Group in the Department of Home Affairs. The Group is responsible for enterprise strategy, risk, assurance, security and ministerial, media and intelligence services.

Noble has previously held a series of leadership positions in Home Affairs; Defence, including two previous roles at ASD, and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PMC).

“I’m delighted that Rachel’s agreed to return to ASD to take this important and challenging role, said ASD director-general Mike Burgess in a statement on Wednesday.

“The cyber threat is real and Rachel is ideally qualified to confront it.”

As PMC’s National Security Chief Information Officer and Cyber Policy Coordinator, Noble coordinated whole of government policy on cyber issues, and improved information sharing among the national security community. She

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