Director, Cyber Operations - Chris Ward

Chris is a co-founder of Cyber Toa and brings nine years experience as the New Zealand Defence Force lead for Cyber Security and Information Security Risks. He represented New Zealand as the chair of two executive International Cyber Committees and prior to this was head of Computer Network Defence Operations at the UK Ministry of Defence.

Chris is an Authorized Instructor with Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute, and holds a MSc in Communication and Information Systems Management, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Chris is also a research fellow with Victoria University Wellington.
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director, cyber training - LISA TURNER

Lisa is the Director, Cyber Training for Cyber Toa, as well as a Director and Principal of Total Risk Management. A Security Specialist, Lisa has previous experience as a police detective, and co-founded Total Risk Management in 2006. Lisa's recent experience has been in developing and managing high level Revenue Assurance projects in the energy sector, Case Management, Investigations and Litigation Support.

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Director, DUNCAN Holland

Duncan is a director and co-founder of Total Risk Management, specialising in managing complex, business critical, security issues. His previous experience includes work in the New Zealand Police undercover program and Police Terrorist Intelligence Unit. He brings a strong background in sales and marketing, and the experience of growing a services company from the ground up.

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Chief Technology Officer - Tony Grasso

Tony joined Cyber Toa in early 2017 from a New Zealand Government Agency where he was Head of Cyber Engineering, Research & Development, a position he had held since 2012.  He was the Cyber Technical Lead at Department of Internal Affairs from 2009 and prior to this he worked in senior technical roles in the UK at GCHQ, Hewlett-Packard and Oracle.

Tony holds a BSc in Computing for Real Time Systems and a MSc in Forensic Computing and Cyber Crime Investigation.

Tony is on the technical advisory panel for the engineering faculty at Victoria University.
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