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Rachael Falk

Cyber Security Advisor

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Rachael currently advises on a range of cyber security policy and strategic issues.

Prior to this, Rachael was the General Manager of Cyber Influence at Telstra Corporation leading Telstra’s Cyber Influence team. This capability was responsible for raising awareness on cyber security issues and ensuring that cyber security is front of mind for all Telstra staff.

Rachael is the co-author of the Five Knows of Cyber Security, a well recognised and often referenced approach that can be used to effectively manage cyber security risk from the Board down. Rachael is also a contributing author to Palo Alto’s Australian edition of Navigating the Digital Age a Cyber Security Guide for Directors and Officers.

Prior to making the move into cyber security, Rachael practiced as a lawyer for fifteen years both at Telstra and with leading law firms both in Australia and overseas.

Rachael has a keen interest in legislative and policy issues surrounding cyber security.

Rachael also holds a Bachelor of Arts from the ANU and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Technology (Sydney) an Advanced Masters in National Security Policy (Hons) with the National Security College at the ANU.