Nivedita Newar is Head of Cyber Security Strategy & Governance at University of New South Wales. She is responsible for the development, delivery and oversight of enterprise-wide cybersecurity policies, risk management, enterprise security architecture, controls assurance, security awareness, compliance, and strategy. She is in a senior leadership position and directly reports to the CISO. She has previously worked at Vodafone for 4 years as an Enterprise Security Strategy & Architecture Lead where she helped in developing, implementing, and monitoring a strategic, comprehensive enterprise cyber security management program. Nivi’s educational qualifications include Engineering in Electronics & Telecommunication and MBA in IT (Specialising in Networking, Infrastructure & Security). She has been a continuous learning enthusiast and her industry certifications CISSP, SABSA, CRISC, CISM, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, AWS-Cloud Practitioner, CCSK, TOGAF and ITIL.
She was a finalist for Australia’s Most Outstanding Women in IT security at the 2021 Australia Women in Security Awards