Alan is the Assistant Director-General Cyber Uplift Branch within the Australian Signal’s Directorate’s Australian Cyber Security Centre Group. Cyber Uplift Branch delivers cyber security uplift services, including technical advice, products, assessments, and evaluations for both Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) environments, to both critical infrastructure and government stakeholders. The branch also reviews ASD equities in foreign investment and processes and provides advice to support the telecommunications security regime.
Previously Alan was the Senior Adviser for crisis and disaster management within the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, coordinating the whole of government response to major bushfires and flooding events in Australia. Alan also served as Director for the telecommunications security team within the Department of Home Affairs and has worked in a number of other Commonwealth agencies on a wide variety of policy and operational issues.