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Rachael Falk

Rachael Falk is one of Australia’s leading cyber security and policy experts.

Rachael is the Chief Executive Officer of the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (CSCRC), leading a high-level collaboration between government, industry and research institutions.

She was recently appointed by the Home Affairs Minister as one of three members of an Expert Advisory Board, developing the 2023-2030 Australian Cyber Security Strategy.

Last November, Rachael led the Independent Review into Home Affairs’ Cyber Incident Management of the Optus and Medibank breaches.

She was also a member of the former Federal Government’s Industry Advisory Committee to help guide the implementation of Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy 2020.

Rachael has a background in commercial law and cyber security, practicing as a lawyer for more than a decade – working at top-tier firms in Australia, the UK and with Telstra.

She has also co-authored several key policy papers about ransomware, cyber insurance and IoT cyber security.

Rachael holds an Advanced Masters in National Security Policy (Hons) from the Australian National University (ANU), Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and a Bachelor of Arts (ANU).