Meet DUG’s Chief Security Officer: Bryce Solomon.

We’re excited to announce that DUG’s security is getting a major shot in the arm with the appointment of Bryce Solomon as the new Chief Security Officer!

Mr Solomon will spearhead the overall security effort of DUG Technology. This includes physical, personnel, and cyber security, as well as managing all security-related matters such as formal certifications. He is also responsible for liaison with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and DUG’s risk management.

To enhance DUG’s security posture, Bryce and his team will implement a cyber security strategy, focusing on the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) Essential Eight Maturity Model with further plans to progress towards the Center for Internet Security (CIS) Critical Security Controls.

At the same time, helping DUG achieve ISO 27001 accreditation, an international standard for information security management, is also on Bryce’s radar. He will be up-scaling the physical security of DUG’s offices to exceed client requirements and applying for Defence Industry Security Program (DISP) membership at the earliest opportunity in order to satisfy one of the ADF’s many contractual requirements.

“DUG’s security requirements are internally driven to ensure the maximum protection of all our client data, foster long-lasting, trusting relationships with current and potential clients, and protect our own business reputation,” said Bryce. “Recognising the applicability and scalability of our expertise to data which is sensitive at the highest level is driving the accreditation required for DUG’s facilities and systems in the future.”

Bryce brings extensive experience to the table.

Prior to joining DUG, Bryce had a pretty fly career, both literally and figuratively!

Born and bred in Perth, Bryce joined the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in 1999. In the RAAF, he was an F/A-18 Classic Hornet pilot, Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC), Hawk Qualified Flying Instructor (QFI), and F/A-18F Super Hornet QFI and Flight Commander. Whilst in the RAAF he also studied externally and gained his Air Transport Pilot License (ATPL) and Graduate Certificate in Business Management. During his time in the RAAF, he was involved in safety, risk management, project management, personnel management, training and assessment, courseware and development, mentoring, maintenance testing, operational test and evaluation, and standardisation.

In 2012, Bryce left the RAAF but is still currently a Squadron Leader (SQNLDR) Fast Jet QFI in the Air Force Reserves. He went on to become a Hawk QFI for the UAE Air Force, based in Dubai, and then a Senior Supervisor in charge of a Squadron for BAE Systems, based in Saudi Arabia. In 2019 Bryce moved back to Australia and became a pilot for Alliance Airlines, flying the Fokker F100 and F70 based out of Perth.

Exciting road ahead.

Bryce was filled with enthusiasm when asked what makes him most thrilled to join DUG. 

“I was excited by the opportunity to be involved in such an innovative company at the forefront of high-performance computing and the idea of being able to help DUG secure work for the Australian Government was extremely enticing for me,” said Bryce.

Bryce is looking forward to securing long-term contracts for DUG, with the ADF and other government departments throughout Australia and the world, in order to better Australia’s overall security and stability, while using local, world-leading resources to promote the nation’s interests.

“I also can’t wait for DUG to buy our own jet and be able to fly my colleagues throughout Australia and the world!” said Bryce passionately.

Outside of work, Bryce loves travelling with his family, exploring the path less travelled and experiencing various cultures. He is also fond of the beach, woodworking, aviation, and running to keep fit and de-stress.

Please join us in welcoming Bryce to #TeamDUG! We are absolutely excited to see where Bryce takes DUG next.

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