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The top three IT roles at Telstra have now fallen vacant with the resignation of chief information security officer Mike Burgess today.

Burgess, who joined the telco in February 2013, will end his stay there on 4 November.

His resignation follows those of chief information officer Erez Yarkoni in August and chief operating officer Kate McKenzie in July.

The telco's chief technology officer Vish Nandlall was sacked in May following reports that he had falsified his CV.

In a statement, a Telstra spokesman said: "After three years with Telstra as CISO, Mike Burgess has decided to explore new opportunities and he will leave the company on 4 November.

"During his time at Telstra, Mike established proven and effective security capabilities that play a critical role in keeping our customers data safe and our networks secure.

"Mike is leaving Telstra with the right strategy and capabilities developed and implemented – and as a company, we will continue to build on these.

"We wish Mike every success in the years to come. We will be undertaking an international search for our new CISO."

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the sitecame into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

 

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