Simon Finn

Critical Infrastructure Security Advisor

Security and Trust Office

Simon is a 24 year veteran of the Information Security Industry. He is based in Sydney, Australia, and is a Cybersecurity expert working in Cisco’s Security and Trust Organisation (STO), whose mission is to ensure Cisco meets its security and privacy obligations to our customers, regulators, employees, and other stakeholders.

Simon’s role over the past 4 years has been focusing across critical infrastructure globally, engaging across a wide range of industry verticals that fall under this classification, including Transportation, Healthcare, Energy and Water utilities. A multi-level focus includes engaging in cyber strategy and regulation, all the way down to embedding security and trust in solutions. Simon engages globally and seeks to provide relevant insights locally. Over his long tenure in Cybersecurity, he has played many roles and been involved in most areas of the industry, experience which allows him to draw on strong technical expertise to address complex business problems.

He encourages data protection and privacy, security-by-design and cyber resiliency, enabling the deployment of trusted solutions around the world.

Simon's passions outside of cybersecurity include sailing and motorbikes


June 21, 2021


Preparing for Critical Infrastructure Changes in Australia

3 min read

Critical infrastructure regulations are changing in Australia This blog outlines some insights as to what is coming for cyber resilience.

November 18, 2019


The Importance of the Network in Detecting Incidents in Critical Infrastructure

2 min read

As we saw in my last blog the network plays a key role in defending critical infrastructure and IoT. The devices that we are connecting drive our business, enabling us to make smarter decisions and gain greater efficiency through digitization. But how do we ensure the connected devices are acting as intended?

September 25, 2019


The Criticality of the Network in Securing IoT and Critical Infrastructure

3 min read

To demonstrate the vital role of the network in IoT Security, we explore how it can help us tackle a series of IoT-related security challenges.