Troels Oerting

Top international post for Barclays’ cyber security chief

15 December 2016

Troels Oerting, Group Chief Security Officer & Group Chief Information Security Officer at Barclays has been appointed 2017 Chairman of the Board at the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA).

The GCA is an international, non-profit organisation dedicated to confronting cyber risk and improving our connected world.

On his appointment Troels said: “I look forward to my year as Chairman of the GCA. Over the past year, since its inception in late 2015, tremendous strides have been made in development of projects that will have dramatic impact on the state of cyber security.

“Systemic cyber risk is an issue that every organisation – 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.”

Philip Reitinger, GCA President and CEO said: “Troels’ experience and wisdom are incomparable. 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.”

Oerting joined Barclays in 2015 and is responsible for protecting and enabling the organisation’s privacy and security across all platforms. He has deep experience in cyber security in both law enforcement and the private sector, holding 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 11 years at Europol.

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