The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), part of GCHQ in the UK, has named Ollie Whitehouse as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO), effective October 2023.
The government agency has said that Whitehouse will help shape the UK’s national approach to cybersecurity.
Whitehouse has 27 years working in private sector cybersecurity and was recently CTO at NCC Group.
Prior to his role at NCC Group, he was responsible for research in EMEA at BlackBerry and worked in Advanced Threats Research at Symantec.
“A wealth of knowledge and expertise”
Lindy Cameron, CEO, NCSC said: “We’re delighted that Ollie will be joining the NCSC as our new Chief Technology Officer.
“He will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our mission to make the UK the safest place to live and work online at a time when the pace of technological change has never been more evident.”
“I’m honoured to be starting as Chief Technology Officer at the NCSC and look forward to supporting its world class talent in their critical work keeping the UK safe online,” Whitehouse added.
“Having worked closely with the NCSC since its inception, I know how crucial its mission is and I am eager to contribute to our national security by addressing the collective challenges we face in maintaining our edge in cyberspace.”