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Semperis appoints Malcolm Turnbull to Strategic Advisory Board

Wed, 18th Oct 2023

Semperis, the company leading the charge in identity-driven cyber resilience, has announced the appointment of former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to its strategic advisory board. The addition of Turnbull to the board underlines the company's dedication to bolstering its identity system defence in the ANZ and Asia Pacific regions.

"In the world of cybersecurity, identity is the new perimeter and business leaders are taking notice," says Turnbull. He commended Semperis for its focus on identity security, especially for protecting critical Tier 0 IT infrastructure such as Active Directory and Entra ID, trusted as primary identity systems by global enterprises. "I am honoured to join the company at such a pivotal time of growth and look forward to charting a more resilient future for organisations throughout ANZ, APAC, and around the world," Turnbull adds.

Identity systems, including Microsoft Active Directory and Entra ID, are coming under attack like never before - Gartner predicts 75% of security failures can be attributed to poorly managed identities, access, and privileges. Semperis stands unique as the only vendor delivering defence-in-depth for hybrid AD environments and other directory services across prevention, detection, response, and recovery - all underpinned by leading incident response expertise.

Mickey Bresman, CEO at Semperis, expressed his delight at Turnbull's inclusion, describing him as a "world-class business leader and cybersecurity advocate." He highlighted Turnbull's profound understanding of cybersecurity’s critical role in both government and business arenas and stated that this knowledge "will be instrumental in supporting our vision and next phase of growth as we continue to support customers and expand in ANZ and APAC."

During his tenure as Australia's 29th Prime Minister, Turnbull launched the country's first national cyber security strategy. This groundbreaking program involved a $230 million investment across 33 initiatives, including the establishment of the National Cyber Security Centre. Before embarking on his political career, Turnbull was a partner at Goldman Sachs and the co-founder of the Australian Internet company OzEmail Ltd. He also founded an investment banking firm and practiced law.

Joining Semperis’ strategic advisory board, Turnbull becomes part of a respected group of high-profile government and industry executives. His appointment follows Semperis's announcement of its expansion into the ANZ and APAC markets, signifying a commitment to increased local representation across Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore.

In an age where security is more important than ever, companies like Semperis who hone their focus on effective, identity-driven cyber resilience are leading the charge towards a secure future for enterprises across the globe.

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