Australian cyber security company, CSO Group, announced it has appointed Matthew Fedele-Sirotich to the new role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO), taking lead on technical delivery capability. Matthew’s considerable technical cyber experience and business outcome focus along with his commitment to developing teams proves a crucial addition to its executive.
What does Matthew bring to CSO Group in the role?
Prior to CSO Group, Matthew held multiple senior technical and cyber security positions across the NSW Government and financial services industry. Most recently, he led the cyber security strategy for the NSW Department of Customer Service where he implemented quick and appropriate change to increase the maturity and reduce risk for the department.
Matthew is known for his innovative strategies, having been the first ever to lead a complete Spectra Alliance deployment, a zero trust integrated solution using tech from CrowdStrike, Proofpoint, Netskope, and Okta, for The Department of Communities and Justice.
Matthew says his own experience as a customer, CSO Group’s mix of business and technical expertise, and strong management capability of security environments to mitigate risk and increase cyber maturity were key factors that led to him joining the company.
“Having been a customer of CSO Group, when the opportunity arose to be a part of the organisation I leapt at the opportunity. The organisation’s premise is different to all the other cyber security system integrators and consultancies I have worked with. They are transfixed on the outcome of their customer’s reputation, bottom line and privacy. CSO Group truly partners and put this above its own benefit,” said Matthew Fedele-Sirotich.
What does the appointment mean for CSO Group?
Commenting on the appointment, Michael Simkovic, Chief Executive Officer, CSO Group, said, “Matthew’s ability to look beyond a single problem, to deliver operational results to multiple stakeholders concurrently, and his holistic and mature approach to solving current cyber security challenges is what anchors him as the right person for us here at CSO Group.”
“We believe deeply that whilst we leverage best of breed technology, it is having an engaged, talented, and deeply connected team that delights customers. CSO looks beyond the perimeter of tech to assist in demystifying cyber security and simplifying end-to-end thinking.”