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Former Optus director, Allan Burdekin, has been appointed chief operating officer of cyber security company Forticode.

Burdekin was previously the director of Safe & Smart Cities, incorporating both the IoT Centre of Excellence and end-to-end ICT solutions company NCSi Australia.

At Optus, Burdekin was the director for Industry Development with a focus on Banking & Finance, Retail, Health and Education.

Forticode also announced the appointment of the managing director of Skyline Management Consulting Group, Geoff Meeks, as an independent director.

Meeks has 25 years’ experience in general management, business and leadership in Australia, Asia and the US.

With ability in large-scale business transitions, Geoff is a perfect addition to Forticode’s Board.   

Tony Smales, chief executive of Forticode, said the breadth of experience from both Burdekin and Meeks would strongly support Forticode in “solving the cyber security challenges for Australian and global organisations”.

“There is no bias from those behind data breaches on the industries or businesses they target, it’s whoever has the biggest honey pot with the least protection.

“Having Allan and Geoff come on board is a huge boost to Forticode in delivering first class digital security solutions to all businesses, no matter the challenge.”

Burdekin and Meeks join MailGuard co-founder Simon Cocking as recent additions to the Forticode team.

Over the past few months, Forticode has announced partnerships with both Pronto Software and Ernst & Young to offer “highly secure yet simplified smartphone-based authentication” for Australian businesses.

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Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

 

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