Bio: Lisa is Director Information Assurance and Cyber Security at the Government Communications Security Bureau. She is responsible for delivering technical advice and assistance to support New Zealand Government’s information security priorities.
Lisa leads the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to provide cyber threat detection, response and mitigation to critical national infrastructure in the public and private sector. Her responsibilities also include supporting the Director-General in his function as the Government Chief Information Security, regulatory supervision of network security and space activities, setting standards for infrastructure holding classified information and providing national cryptographic services, and conducting inspections and accreditation of highly classified sites and systems.
Lisa is a member of the senior leadership team of the GCSB, which provides strategic leadership of the organisation. In her previous role as Chief Legal Adviser, she was responsible for managing legal risk and ensuring lawful enabling systems. She has acted as General Counsel for the NZSIS and was appointed as acting Director of the GCSB for a short period.
Prior to her time at GCSB, Lisa represented and advised the government on legal issues at Crown Law. She has a Master of Laws from the New York University School of Law.