Adrian leads PwC’s National Cyber Practice, with a specific focus on IT security, risk, project governance, strategy and innovation. He has more than 20 years’ international business and IT experience, with 15 years in the IT Security industry working with clients on risk assessments, compliance, policy, threat mitigation, architecture and strategy. Adrian also has significant experience in incident response and crisis management, disaster recovery and contingency planning.
Adrian is passionate about improving New Zealand cyber security and was involved in the establishment of the international award-winning New Zealand Internet Task Force, where he is currently a board member.
Prior to joining PwC, Adrian was general manager of DMZGlobal and Cloud Services for TelstraClear. In this role he led the DMZGlobal security division to a position of market leadership with maintained double digit growth for five years and industry recognition from SC Magazine, AusCERT and Gartner. Adrian is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Enterprise Architect and Project Manager.
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