National Cyber Security Centre appoints new CEO

Lindy Cameron has been announced as the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre new CEO, taking over from NCSC founder Ciaran Martin.

Currently in post at the Northern Ireland Office, Cameron was previously Director-General for the Department for International Development’s programmes in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

On assuming the NCSC role in October 2020, Cameron’s remit will include cyber incident response, building resilient UK critical national infrastructure, recognising risks and opportunities for the UK in emerging technologies and directing the organisation’s COVID-19 operations.

In a statement, Cameron said: “Over the past four years, the NCSC has transformed the UK’s approach to cyber security and set a benchmark for other countries to follow. I am delighted to join the NCSC and relish the opportunity to take this world-leading organisation to the next level.”

As part of GCHQ, the NCSC reduces cyber security risk to the UK by responding to cyber security incidents to limit harm, supporting UK cyber security proficiency and providing practical guidance and secure public and private sector networks.

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