Lucas Roe joins Aon's Cyber Solutions Group

23 December 2019 Consultancy.com.au

Aon’s Australia practice has given weight to its Cyber Solutions Group through the appointment of Lucas Roe as a Security Architecture & Risk Quantification Leader. Roe is based in Sydney, and will look to cater the growing demand for cyber risk services. 

Aon launched its Cyber Solutions Group in Australia in May this year, responding to strong momentum in the cyber landscape. The risk, retirement and health advisory firm’s own research has demonstrated how an increasing propensity to digitalise is at the basis of mounting cyber vulnerabilities.

Across the board, businesses across the country have come to accept the substantial benefits that digitalising their operations can bring. However, it has simultaneously left them exposed to internet risk, cyber attacks and digital fraud from the inside.

Aon’s Cyber Solutions Group helps businesses tackle such threats on the risk and insurance side, and with Lucas Roe now on board, the firm has beefed up its experience. Roe is a former Principal Security Architect at Commonwealth Bank and has worked extensively in developing security services and solutions for digitalised value chains.

Lucas Roe, Aon Australia

Roe will work together with among others Chris McLaughlin, Director of Aon's recently established Cyber Solutions Group, to support clients in the country amid a changing landscape. Alongside his specialised security architecture expertise, Roe will help the firm deliver solutions such as cyber risk quantification, cloud security and security operation centre optimisation.

Commenting on his challenge, Roe said, “I look forward grow the local team and develop additional technical security solutions. It is exciting to see a firm like Aon investing in cyber risk capability. By elevating the depth and breadth of our cyber solutions and services, Aon is well positioned to assist clients with structured crisis response plans to mitigate further loss and returning to ‘business as usual’.”

Aon’s market entry comes at a time of growing interest in cybersecurity consultancy services. The Big Four are for instance rapidly boosting their cyber arms, while in October this year, private equity firm BGH Capital merged 12 cyber security firms in Australia to form one firm called CyberCX, the largest tech-focused cybersecurity firm in the country.

Commenting on the market developments, McLaughlin said, “We live in an era of widespread and continual digital transformation. No industry sector is untouched as computers and the internet are harnessed to boost organisation’s efficiency, and nurture more intimate relationships with consumers.”


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