Simpson said the expertise to deal with cyber security incidents can be hard to come by in New Zealand, hence the creation of Cyber Toa.
The business was set-up by Chris Ward, who has over 20 years’ experience in creating and leading incident response teams for the New Zealand Defence Force and before that the UK Ministry of Defence.
In addition, Ward has represented New Zealand as chair of two executive International Cyber committees.
“Our technical team is led by Tony Grasso, with decades of experience in the New Zealand intelligence community, and GCHQ,” Simpson added. “The virtual CISO service gives companies access to expertise that would be very difficult for them to directly employ.”
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