Louisa Vogelenzang is an associate managing director in the Cyber Risk practice of Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps, based in Melbourne, Australia. Louisa leads the Australia Cyber Risk team and is also responsible for the expansion of  Kroll’s Identity Theft and Breach Notification (ITBN) services in the APAC region. Louisa has over 17 years of experience in cyber security, which includes majorly customer-facing roles across technology, managed services and professional services.

Prior to joining Kroll, Louisa was part of the global security products team at Telstra, Australia’s largest telecommunications provider, leading security product teams. While there, she helped design and launch two state-of-the-art cyber security operations centers in Melbourne and Sydney, including two new managed security services. Her efforts helped the company secure the Australian Information Security Association’s Project of the Year award and the Frost and Sullivan’s Australian Managed Security Services Provider of the Year award in 2017. In the same year, Louisa was seconded to the Australian Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Cyber Resilience Task Force, which was formed to evaluate ways to improve Australia’s resilience to global cyberattacks.

Louisa had moved to Australia from the UK in 2012, spending four years at a global systems integrator, Dimension Data (now NTT), where she ran a state security practice and played a pivotal role as a subject matter expert across multi-million-dollar client contracts. She commenced her career with an encryption company, nCipher, which was later acquired by Thales.

Louisa’s expertise has been featured on AusBiz TV, Sky News Australia, CSO Australia, RMIT University, Telstra and in various Kroll publications.

Louisa has received numerous notable honors. She has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ “Cyber for Directors” course and was nominated for the 2019 CSO Security Champion award and the 2020 Australian Women in Security (AWSN) Unsung Hero Award.

Louisa holds a B.S.(Honors) degree in physiotherapy from the University of East Anglia in the UK. She is a member of the Australian Information Security Association where she also served as a board member in 2017-2018.

In 2019, Louisa spent three months volunteering with IDCARE, a not-for-profit dedicated to identity and cyber security support, in Australia and New Zealand. She also co-founded and produced season 1 of the security community podcast, “The Cybersecurity Café.” where she interviewed global cyber security leaders including Graham Clueley and Dr. Jessica Barker.

She is also the co-founder and Director of Women Speak Cyber, a social enterprise sponsored by the Australian Federal Government that provides coaching programs for public speaking and aims to increase visibility of women in the cyber security field with the initiative reaching the finals of the 2020 AWSN project of the Year.

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