Anthony Kitzelmann | Chief Information Security Officer
Airservices Australia

Anthony Kitzelmann, Chief Information Security Officer, Airservices Australia

Tony Kitzelmann is the Chief Information Security Officer and Head of the Cyber Security Centre at Airservices Australia.

A strong believer that ‘cyber security is a team sport’, Tony is focused on promoting a sustainable, resilient, and holistic approach to cyber security supporting the business. Tony leads a team of resolute cyber security professionals who defend the systems and people who manage 11% of the global airspace for the regions aviation sector. Tony leads his team to embed security into the design and management of systems and services to provide resilient and flexible solutions to meet the demands of the sector.

Tony’s experience in the cyber arena is complemented by his previous work across multiple sectors. Most recently through his role as the CISO for the Australian Digital Health Agency where he designed and implemented the cyber security practice securing Australia’s “My Health Record” system and the health records of twenty-seven million citizens. Prior to this role, Tony was the Senior Cyber Security Executive and Chief Information Security Officer (APAC) at Lockheed Martin for five years from 2012. In this role, he was accountable for the strategic leadership and delivery of corporate cyber security functions within the ASIA Pacific region and provided functional leadership to the various business lines in the region.

Tony is always looking to further his knowledge through new challenges working within the cyber security domain and believes that our role as leaders in this exciting field, is to challenge the status quo and look at ways in which we can shape the future and security of our respective organisations.

Tony holds numerous industry and academic qualifications and is currently about to complete his Masters in Cyber Security, Strategy and Diplomacy at UNSW.

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