LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - December 15, 2016) - The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA), an international, non-profit organization focused on addressing systemic cyber risks, announced the appointment of Troels Oerting, Group Chief Security Officer & Group Chief Information Security Officer of Barclays, as the 2017 Chairman of the Board. His one-year term begins on January 1, 2017.
Oerting has deep experience in cybersecurity in both law enforcement and the private sector. Before his transition to the private sector, he spent more than 35 years in law enforcement with a focus on information security. He held various senior leadership positions with the Danish police, including Director of Danish NCIS, National Crime Squad, SOCA and Director of operations in the Danish Security Intelligence Service. He also spent a 11 years at Europol, primarily in senior management positions including Assistant Director in Europol's IMT Department, Assistant Director in Europol's Operational Department, Head of European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), and acting Head of Europol's Counter Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Centre. He joined Barclays in 2015 as the Group CSO and Group CISO and is responsible for protecting and enabling the organization's privacy and security across all platforms.
"I look forward to my year as Chairman of the Global Cyber Alliance. Over the past year, since GCA's inception in late 2015, tremendous strides have been made in development of projects that will have dramatic impact on the state of cybersecurity," said Oerting. "Systemic cyber risk is an issue that every organization -- large or small, public or private -- needs to address for themselves, their customers and to improve the digital world we all live in. The work GCA does is important for all."
"Troels' experience and wisdom are incomparable," said Philip Reitinger, GCA President and CEO. "His deep understanding of international law enforcement, systemic cyber risks, and financial institution concerns will enable him to lead GCA in its global mission. His passion to make a difference in cyber risk will ensure success. I look forward to working with Troels over the coming year to shape the vision of GCA, and establish even deeper roots with the international cybersecurity community."
"We are delighted that Troels Oerting is the new Chairman of the GCA. Building closer partnership between the private and public sector is the only way that globally we can fight cyber and financial crime. As one of the founders of the GCA we look forward to building on these positive relationships even further," said Ian Dyson, City of London Police Commissioner.
"We are delighted that Troels will bring his passion, his private-sector leadership, and his decades of international law enforcement experience to the helm of the Global Cyber Alliance," said Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. "Under the insightful direction of founding chair William Pelgrin, our Alliance has grown to include more than 120 international partners and is already tackling some of the biggest cyber vulnerabilities affecting individuals and institutions around the globe. Troels is uniquely suited to advance these goals and enhance GCA's global leadership in the prevention of cybercrime."
"I am pleased to have someone with Troels' qualifications and experience as Chair of the Global Cyber Alliance Board, and I am confident that Troels will help guide the GCA to even greater success in 2017," said John Gilligan, Chairman of the Center for Internet Security.
The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) is an international, cross-sector effort dedicated to confronting cyber risk and improving our connected world. It is a catalyst to bring communities of interest and affiliations together in an environment that sparks innovation with concrete, measureable achievements. While most efforts at addressing cyber risk have been industry, sector, or geographically specific, GCA partners across borders and sectors. GCA's mantra "Do Something. Measure It." is a direct reflection of its mission to eradicate systemic cyber risks.
GCA, a 501(c)3, was founded in September 2015 by the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, the City of London Police and the Center for Internet Security. Learn more at www.globalcyberalliance.org.