Dave Cowan

CISO at Link Group

Dave has 22 years’ experience in the IT/Security industry and has worked in Australia, New Zealand and the UK for leading international companies including NZ Joint Forces, Mace Group, Syntax Integration and Plan-Net Plc.

Dave joined Link Group in 2013 and is now the global Chief Information Security Officer and was instrumental in Link achieving ISO 27001 certification status in 2015 (the international standard for Information Security).

As Chief Information Security Officer, Dave provides strategic, tactical and operational leadership to protect Link Group’s as well as their client’s information assets and is focused on improving the overall Information Security posture.

Both in Australia and overseas, Dave has worked across all aspects of the IT spectrum and has a detailed understanding of Information Governance, Information Security, Data/Cyber Security, ISO/IEC 27001, NIST, Internal Audit, Business Continuity Management, Disaster Recovery Planning, Project Management, ITIL, ISO/IEC 20000, Strategy, Support Services and Service Delivery.