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CyberCX appoints Dan Richardson as Executive Director for Strategy and Risk

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CyberCX, the leading provider of cyber security and cloud services across New Zealand and Australia, has today appointed Dan Richardson as Executive Director for Strategy and Risk in New Zealand.

Richardson joins CyberCX with more than 20 years of experience in cyber security across both public and private sectors in New Zealand, having held senior roles in the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and Westpac NZ, where he was the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

In his new role at CyberCX, Richardson will lead a team of cyber security professionals across New Zealand, focused on supporting enterprise and government customers to understand and manage cyber risk, develop strategic approaches to improving cyber capabilities, and build cyber resilience.

CyberCX CEO John Paitaridis confirmed Richardson’s appointment as a key move in strengthening the company’s market leading position in New Zealand.

“Dan has spent his career on the front line of cyber security in New Zealand, across leadership positions in both private and public sector organisations. It is increasingly clear that the challenges presented by cyber security require a coordinated response by government and industry alike, and we’re thrilled to be able to utilise Dan’s unique experience in delivering our commitment of protecting our communities.

“Dan will play an integral role in helping CyberCX continue to strengthen and grow our service offering across New Zealand, helping our customers to confront an evolving landscape of cyber risks” added Paitaridis.

Richardson highlighted CyberCX as a mission-driven organisation that has developed formidable and industry-leading cyber security capabilities.

“Having spent time on both sides of the fence, I am a big believer in the power of government and industry to work together to address the enormous challenges created by the evolving cyber security threat landscape. As one of the world’s fastest growing cyber security companies, and with a significant presence in New Zealand, CyberCX is uniquely positioned to tackle both established and emerging cyber risks by enabling industry and helping to protect government.

“My new role at CyberCX presents a new and exciting opportunity, aligned with my personal values and mission to bolster New Zealand’s ability to combat cyber risks. The prospect of working with an exceptional team that develops and delivers truly end-to-end cyber capabilities was a key driver behind my decision to join CyberCX.”

CyberCX, the leading provider of end-to-end cyber security cloud services across Australia and New Zealand, has 200 staff across offices in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. The company specialises in a broad set of cyber capabilities including strategy and risk, digital forensics and incident response, security testing and assurance, network and infrastructure solutions, cyber intelligence and more.



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CyberCX is the leading provider of end-to-end cyber security and cloud services. With a workforce of 1,400 cyber security professionals, CyberCX is a trusted partner to private and public sector organisations, helping customers confidently manage cyber risk, respond to incidents, and build resilience in an increasingly complex and challenging threat environment. 

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