Dimension Data snares former top cop

Alastair MacGibbon named new Australian security business unit general manager

Dimension Data has appointed former Australian Federal Police agent, Alastair MacGibbon, as it's security business unit general manager for Australia.

The former agent, who previously led eBay’s Australia and Asia Pacific Trust and Safety division, served in the force for 15 years.

MacGibbon was also the founding director of the Australian High Tech Crime Centre.

MacGibbon said he was looking forward to being a part of the solution provider set, having already worked on enforcement, public education, advisory and as a corporate customer of the security industry.

“I’ve known Dimension Data for years as a great practical partner, especially when it comes to cybersecurity,” MacGibbon said.

“You could get theory and consulting elsewhere, but for concrete, real-world responses, Dimension Data’s security team really know their business and how to get the job done," he said.

"I’m looking forward to continuing my work keeping businesses and government safe and operational.”

MacGibbon is also the Director of the Centre for Internet Safety at the University of Canberra – a position that he will retain.

Dimension Data Australia chief executive, Rodd Cunico, said MacGibbon’s experience on the front lines of cyber security made him a perfect fit for the company.

“We pride ourselves on having the best talent available and having Alastair on board is another example of the calibre of our team,” he said.

“MacGibbon’s experience in policing cybercrime will not only be an asset to us but – and arguably more so – to every one of our cyber security customers.”