Peter Bouhlas

Peter Bouhlas

WA Chief Information Security Officer
Office of Digital Government

Chief Information Security Officer for the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Office of Digital Government, Peter Bouhlas is responsible for developing WA’s cyber security strategy, threat intelligence, incident response and training and awareness capabilities.

Peter provides leadership with a collaborative approach to raise cyber security standards, practices and maturity for the public sector and is a board member of the Security Research Institute and Chair of the Computer and Security Science Consultative Committee at ECU.

As Senior Director, Information Systems and Performance Audit, for the Office of the Auditor General, Peter spent many years developing policies, plans and strategies for auditing information systems across the WA public sector with a large focus on cyber security, risk management, business continuity, ICT strategy and governance.

He designed and developed a capability maturity model used to assess the status of key areas across the WA public sector which is referred to as the lead indicator of the State’s capability and maturity.

As Project Manager for a software development company, Peter has managed and led more than 20 large-scale software implementation projects for Australian and international companies in agricultural, mining, oil and gas industries.   He also spent time consulting for the World Bank and Asian Development Bank on a range of projects involving more than 15 countries on ICT strategies, projects and auditing.

As General Manager, Business Engagement and Policy at the Department of Health, Peter developed policy and strategic focus for ICT, including enterprise architecture, cloud, information sharing and management, clinical leadership, research capability, risk management, project management, clinical engagement and organisational capacity and capability.

Appearing at
FST Gov Western Australia
22 September 2020
  • Pan Pacific Perth
Necessity, the adage goes, is the mother of invention. A state as much blessed as it is challenged by its own immense geography, technology has served as the proverbial bridge to connect, protect and support the vast expanse of WA’s...