“Technology will play an essential role over the festive period, with more people shopping online than ever before.” Lindy Cameron – Chief Executive of the NCSC
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About Lindy Cameron:
Lindy Cameron CB OBE is a British civil servant who is chief executive officer at the National Cyber Security Centre. She is the former director general of the National Cyber Security Centre, Ireland. She was awarded an Order of the Bath in the 2020 Birthday Honors for her services to international development.
In 1998, Cameron joined the Department for International Development (DFID). She served as head of both the DFID Country Offices in Iraq and Afghanistan. She was awarded an Order of the British Empire for her services to Iraq in 2004. Cameron was seconded to the Cabinet of the United Kingdom in 2007, where she worked on Trader and Development in Africa. She moved to the Foreign Office to lead the Helmand Provincial Reconstruction Team. After completing a year long program at the Royal College of Defense Studies, Cameron returned to DFID in 2011, where was appointed director of the Middle East. She spent two years in this role before being promoted to director general, overseeing a £4 billion budget. The National Cyber Security Centre in London
Cameron was appointed director general at the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre in Northern Ireland in 2019. She succeeded the founding CEO, Ciaran Martin, who had stayed on in the job because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Martin was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath in the 2020 Birthday Honors for his services to cyber security and Cameron received the same honor for her services to international development.
Cameron was appointed chief executive officer of the National Cyber Security Centre in 2020, becoming the second person to hold such a position at the NCSC. In June 2021 she spoke at the Royal United Services Institute. Cameron said that ransomware attacks were the major threat to United Kingdom cyber security. She noted that it is possible to obtain ransomware as a service (RaaS) for either a flat fee or for a share of the profits.