Wouter Veugelen is an information security executive with more than 20 years of international professional experience in cybersecurity and technology. Mr. Veugelen is an expert in cybersecurity strategy, security program delivery, threat detection and response, operational technology (“OT”) security, penetration testing and red teaming. Mr. Veugelen is an experienced Chief Information Security Officer (“CISO”) who has established and led global information security functions for large organizations. Prior to joining FTI Consulting, he held group CISO positions for two large Australian Securities Exchange (“ASX”) listed organizations.
Leveraging his experience as a CISO, Mr. Veugelen advises clients on information security-related matters including strategy, program delivery, assessments, compliance, incident response and complex investigations. Mr. Veugelen assists critical infrastructure organizations with meeting cyber and information security risk management program obligations under the Critical Infrastructure Protection Act introduced in Australia, in addition to advising on cybersecurity considerations during mergers and acquisitions, and cybersecurity strategy and program outcomes delivery.
At Santos, one of the largest companies in Australia, Mr. Veugelen was responsible for consolidating security strategies, teams, operating models and security technology environments following the Oil Search and Santos merger. Before the merger, he created the cybersecurity strategy and program that resulted in a 26-point increase in the information and cybersecurity score on the Corporate Sustainability Scorecard for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (“DJSI”). This positioned Santos in the 94th percentile for information and cybersecurity. Mr. Veugelen additionally served as the first CISO at Healius, one of Australia’s largest medical organizations. There, he established holistic group information security capabilities from the ground up.
Mr. Veugelen also has 12 years of experience working for Big Four consulting firms, providing cybersecurity services for some of the largest Australian and global organizations. As a Director at one of the Big Four, he was the national lead of the penetration testing and security architecture capabilities, leading large annuity-based services for financial services and telecommunications organizations.
Mr. Veugelen holds an M.S. in Information and Communication Security from Sweden's most prestigious technical university. He has obtained and actively maintained several cybersecurity certifications including CISSP, CISM, CISA and others. Mr. Veugelen frequently speaks at cybersecurity conferences and events and has previously presented at RSA and SANS conferences. In 2022, Mr. Veugelen received recognition as one of the Top 100 Global Leaders in Information Security by Corinium.
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