Lindy Cameron announced as new NCSC CEO

Lindy Cameron has been announced as the new Chief Executive Officer of the National Cyber Security Centre.

A former Director-General responsible for the Department for International Development’s programmes in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, Cameron will lead the UK’s principal technical authority on cyber security as it continues to help make the UK the safest place to live and work online.

Her role will include overseeing the organisation’s response to hundreds of cyber incidents each year, improving the cyber resilience of the UK’s critical national infrastructure, identifying the risks and opportunities for the UK in emerging technologies and leading the NCSC’s ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Cameron will formally become CEO in October following a handover period with her predecessor, Ciaran Martin, who set up the NCSC in 2016.

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.”

The CEO of NCSC is a Director-General level appointment within GCHQ and reports directly to Director, Jeremy Fleming.

Fleming said: “I am excited to welcome Lindy to the NCSC and GCHQ. She joins at a time when cyber security has never been more essential to the nation’s resilience and prosperity. Lindy’s unique blend of experience in Government, overseas and in security and policy issues make her the ideal leader to take NCSC into the next stage of its delivery.

“I would like to thank Ciaran Martin for the way he has pioneered cyber security in the UK. He leaves the NCSC having led the development of a world leading capability. We wish him the best of success as he embarks on the next stage of his career in academia and business.”


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