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Rachael Falk

CEO, Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre; External Contributor

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Rachael Falk is one of Australia’s leading cyber security experts.

As Chief Executive Officer of the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre, Rachael heads an innovative and dynamic program of collaboration between government, industry and universities.

The Centre delivers world-leading cyber security research, creating commercial solutions to the ever-evolving problems of our interconnected world. And, led by Rachael, the Centre is helping ensure Australia’s cyber security expertise, capability and resilience into the future.

Rachael was Telstra’s first General Manager of Cyber Influence and has a strong background in commercial law and cyber security, practising as a lawyer at top-tier firms and in-house for Telstra.

She has also worked as a cyber security consultant and is co-author of the Five Knows of Cyber Security, setting an industry standard for organisational cyber security best-practice.

Rachael holds an Advanced Masters in National Security Policy (Hons) from the National Security College (ANU), Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (UTS) and Bachelor of Arts (ANU).