The Ministry of Defence has a female CISO? The chief’s brief with Christine Maxwell | SASIG
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Monday 10 July 2023

Christine Maxwell is a cybersecurity leader who has worked across multiple industries, including defence, oil and gas, banking and professional services.

Christine joined the MoD’s Cyber Security team in April 2019 as Director Cyber Defence and Risk, and is accountable for driving defensive cyber strategy and capability development. Her role also includes defining policy and Defence-wide defensive cyber requirements and compliance, such as the Defence Cyber Protection Partnership (DCPP), and awareness, behaviours, and culture.

Prior to joining the MoD, Christine held leadership roles in the security governance, risk and compliance domains and led large-scale cyber transformation programmes.

Christine has extensive experience working with Boards and executive groups to understand cybersecurity risk from a business and operational perspective, and creating achievable cybersecurity strategies that improve the overall risk position.

In this brief, we got to hear more about Christine’s esteemed career and her vision for the future.


Martin Smith MBE (info), Chairman & Founder, The SASIG, in conversation with Christine Maxwell (info), Director Cyber Defence and Risk, Ministry of Defence

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