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  • Job title of nominated professional: Company Director
  • Company (where nominated professional or team is working): 27 Lanterns Pty Ltd
  • Website: http://www.27lanterns.com
  • Company size (employees): 1 to 9
  • Country: Australia
  • Headquarters Region: Asia

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Claire has more than 17years experience in the security industry across fraud, paralegal, corporate security, cyber and information security. With a career that spans the Asia Pacific including Australia, Hong Kong, China and India, Claire has led award-winning strategies and established multiple cyber security functions.

Claire has invested research time into interviewing industry peers and leaders to get to the heart of the issues facing organisations in relation to hiring and retaining cyber talent to protect an organisation. The combination of research outcomes and her extensive experience led to the development of the innovative 5-step framework detailed in Claire’s best-selling book ‘The Secure CIO; How to hire and retain great cyber security talent to protect your organisation.'

Claire is a mentor and coach to security professionals from graduates to C-level and is an active industry volunteer. Her commitment to work with people at all levels of the industry for the betterment of their own career, as well as that of the industry, is inspiring.

In less than 300 words, summarize the achievements of the professional or team in the nominated category

Claire is the director of 27 Lanterns, a successful consultancy firm based in Melbourne, Australia. She is passionate about helping organisations create and sustain effective information security teams. With over 17 years of industry experience and qualifications including a Bachelor’s Degree in Police Studies and Post-Graduate studies in e-Crime Investigation, Claire demonstrates a lifelong commitment to her chosen profession.

In her consulting business, Claire works with both domestic and global organisations that are deemed to be high risk due to the nature of their core business, including superannuation funds, online/ecommerce start-ups and payment providers. In a global sense, Claire has worked regionally with responsibility for cyber in countries including Australia, India, China and Hong Kong.

Claire has developed an innovative framework (outlined in her book ‘The Secure CIO’) to assist organisations with advice and reassurance about the effective hiring of leaders to address cybersecurity risk. This framework forms the basis of her consulting practice and highlights the demand and industry need for the services she offers her clients.

Claire’s consultancy services have been retained by IBRS as a security and risk advisor, providing support, advice, training and facilitation to their clients and subscribers.

Claire is a professional industry speaker, sharing the insights gained from her education, experience and research. Her insightful and pragmatic approach to information and cyber security has seen her invited to participate in industry event panels, as both a guest speaker and panel facilitator.

Industry mentoring plays a huge role in Claire’s work, both on a volunteer basis and as a part of her consultancy business. Her commitment to work with people at all levels of the industry for the betterment of their own career as well as that of the industry is inspiring.

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