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Australian specialist security consultancy, Pure Hacking, has added two new security experts to its team and established a new security practice which it says will strengthen the firm's focus on what it calls 'strategic' security.


According to Pure Hacking CEO, Rob McAdam, the new practice will strengthen the focus on strategic security, and he says, Australian organisations today are very cognisant of the responsibilities and risks in data management and security and "we need to ramp up our team numbers and skill base to meet this demand.'

McAdam said that Jonathan Carter had been appointed principal security consultant and head of strategic security, with David Muscat, taking up the role of senior security consultant, responsible for security and governance consulting reviews against systems, networks, devices and applications for clients across a variety of industry sectors.

Carter, Principal Security Consultant joins Pure Hacking with more than five year's in-experience in security roles in Australia and the USA, including as security consultant, security researcher and architect and designer for b-Sec, Fortify and the Commonwealth Bank.

Muscat, who returns to Pure Hacking, has more than 10-years experience in the security industry, with specialist expertise in security consulting for enterprise-level organisations. Prior to returning to Pure Hacking, Muscat held worked for the Commonwealth Bank, PureSec and security software vendor, Symantec.

 

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