CyAN Announces New International Board

In the wake of a year rocked by pandemic and escalated cyber threats, CyAN announced new appointments to its international board.

Sydney based Kim Chandler McDonald and Milan based Australian Nick Kelly join APAC regional head Peter Coroneos as the network continues its expansion into the region.

Re-elected to the board for a further two year term are:

  • CyAN President, Jean-Christophe Le Toquin,
  • International Vice President and APAC head Peter Coroneos
  • Dr Gergely (Greg) Dzsinich from Hungary; and
  • Netherlands based, Mr Hein Dries.

M. Le Toquin welcomed the new appointees saying their addition was “a vote of confidence from members on the value of the network to Australian cyber professionals.”

He added, “APAC has been a growth centre for CyAN’s membership since it was established in 2019 and we are delighted to have strong representation there with these appointments”.

“Kim Chandler McDonald and Nick Kelly both bring to the Board an amazing depth and diversity of experience as well as lifting the proportion of APAC representation in line with our presence there,” he said.

Mr Coroneos captured the upbeat mood of the new board when he added, “We’re really looking forward to the coming two years as we emerge from the pandemic and collectively grapple with the heightened cyber threat environment it has brought as workers moved outside the traditional workplace security perimeter.”

He concluded: “The future of cybersecurity as a profession looks strong, as governments and enterprise at all levels continue to build cyber resilience into their cultures, systems and processes.”

“The power of global collaboration and information sharing is a valuable defence in our efforts to counter cybercrime and the shared passion within CyAN makes it great organisation to be part of.”