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Craig Searle

Craig Searle

Consulting & Professional Services in Pacific at Trustwave

Craig has over 15 years of experience in the security industry, working in the finance, government, telecommunications and infrastructure sectors. Craig Searle is the co-founder of Australian cybersecurity consultancy, Hivint, and the security collaboration platform, Security Colony – both of which were acquired by Trustwave, an Optus company, in December 2018. An alumnus of the SIFT and Stratsec organisations, he was heavily involved in their acquisition and transition into BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. Craig was the regional leader of BAE Systems’ cyber security business, with management responsibility for up to 125 staff across Australia, Malaysia and Singapore. With a strong technical background, Craig now works with senior executives to better understand how security can provide significant benefits to their business, and implementing and overseeing programs to achieve this.

Craig is a Graduate of the AICD’s Company Director’s Course, holds a B.CompSci from the University of Newcastle, is a practicing PCI QSA and a CISSP. Well known in the industry, Craig has recently appeared on the 7:30 Report and has been quoted in the AFR, SMH, The Age, CSO Magazine and Australian IT on security-related topics. Craig regularly presents at industry and sector-specific conferences and podcasts, AICD Roundtables, and Security in Government (Singapore).