CXO Security and their senior consultants advise Australia and the Asia Pacific Region’s largest companies with specialist cyber security services aimed at:
  • Understanding
    Business Systems
  • Achieving Mandated
    Security standard
  • Preparing for Future
    Cyber Security needs.

A recent live interview from the CEO about running a security company:

Certifying businesses to security standard - HD


With over 20 years of experience in providing industry-leading methodologies used by government departments and companies in heavily regulated industries such as finance and health, CXO Security works with your C-level executives to protect both company and customer data in a discreet, practical, and accountable way. CXO Security has the following board:

Chairman - JOHN PETTY (Non-Executive).

John brings a wealth of governance experience gained over 35 years. One of the most highly accredited, and acclaimed passionate business coaches, John's experience is unsurpassed by any other, focusing on building Australian businesses and leading governance management. John has won more than 25 awards for business excellence, export achievement and innovation and written several books, including the CCH Australian Business Toolkit. His attributes are highly sought, reflected in multiple chairs, non-executive and executive directorship positions.


With Rob's security career commencing in the NSW Police Force in 1990 for eight years, then joined IBM. Those years at IBM were instrumental in delivering enterprise IT security solutions for clients.  

Building and growing security practices, developing and nurturing staff and effectively executing for clients is the hallmark of Rob's work. 

Our Story

2018 Skilled Staffing

2018 Skilled Staffing

Continuing to work with the Executive suite, the engagements commence and include:

Governance Reviews
Forensic Incident Response Services
Technical Reviews
Design of a Security Operation Centre
Project Resourcing
Penetration Testing
Responses to Security Questionnaires
Board Presentations
Security Consulting
Establishment of APRA Banking Licencing
ISO 27001 Reviews and Implementation
Essential 8 framework reviews, implementation and monitoring for Government and business.

2018 The Beginning

Founded by David Muscat and Rob McAdam, having worked together in IT Security for over 20+ years, the idea of CXO Security is Security for the Business Executive. The CIO, CEO, CFO and alike, all of these roles are serviced by CXO Security.

Working directly with senior management and IT security professionals across a vast range of Australian companies uniquely gives CXO Security an advantage in understanding what you really need from your cyber security provider.

We know you need actionable advice and implementation that allows you to make agile business decisions.


2018 The Beginning

2018 Security Detection and Response goes 24/7

2018 Security Detection and Response goes 24/7

CXO Security deploys its cloud-based monitoring, detection, containment and remediation services for its clients.

2018 Linking Security with Business

Working with the executive to understand the security framework, ensuring it can be understood by the board and gaps filled with a custom cyber insurance policy, CXO Security truly fills the bridge between cyber and insurance. The technical expertise, together with the combined knowledge in cyber and data insurance, sets CXO Security from all other domestic security consultancies. CXO Security’s processes, procedures and technology are embedded in the cyber data offering.

2018 Linking Security with Business

2019 National Incident Response Capability and Certification

CXO Security’s team is called upon many times to manage cyber incident responses for clients, and all are critical for the survival of the business. The clients range from start-up’s to publicly listed entities. The risks both at a board and technical level are addressed so that the risks are manageable going forward.

2019 National Incident Response Capability and Certification


2019 CXO Security accredited as a PCI QSA Company.  

CXO Security will assist in the meeting the requirements of PCI DSS, identifying gaps, remidation activities and audits under the standard. If not performing the audit function, we can provide products and services to the PCI DSS standard.


2020 CREST Certification for Penetration Testing 

CXO Security assesses mobile, stand-alone, API web based applications for clients needing the next level of penetration testing assurance.  

The team at CXO Security has been delivering penetration testing services since 2002.

2019 CXO Security successfully implements and accredits ISO 27001 and PCI QSA engagements

2019 Builds Security Practices For Clients

CXO Security scopes, builds and prepares clients for ISO 27001 certification utilising the team’s core skills in building hybrid security practices within organisations. The security practice that is built on behalf of the client are externally audited for completeness to ISO 27001 standards.

ISO Certification

2020 - ISO 27001 Certification for Information Security

CXO Security completes its ISO 27001 Certification with SAI Global for all business services. 

CXO Security team members have completed over 100 ISO 27001 Audits and Implementations in their careers.


Cyber Indemnity Solutions Cyber Indemnity Solutions

“CXO Security are important partners of CIS and are without a doubt best of breed in the field of cyber security, monitoring and unique specialised developments in this field. We recommend CXO Security for detailed service and best practice in all aspects of customer service.”

Greg Hodgkiss, CEOCyber Indemnity Solutions


“An excellent, challenging and professional report.”

Geoffrey HoltCEO. ANCIS

Core Security Core Security

“I have known the team at CXO for over 20 years. They are trustworthy, competent and extremely easy to work with.”

CEOCore Security, Japan

DXC Connect DXC Connect

“CXO is responsive, credible and easy to work with. I have been impressed with their wide knowledge of security solutions and how to apply them to solve customer problems.”

Basil Reilly, Sales DirectorDXC Connect

Ferrier Hodgson Ferrier Hodgson

“A wonderful partner with vast experience.”

Stephen Rennick, Executive Director, CyberFerrier Hodgson

Your Client Matters Your Client Matters

“You have been an awesome service provider. You have been prompt, efficient and professional in every dealing. You have solved our problem AND you were happy and patient in explaining everything to a less techy person like me. Your communication throughout the project has been superb.”

Deena Janes, OwnerYour Client Matters