"Cyber conflict is not just theoretical but an actual possibility that needs to be considered and addressed."
Paul Nicholas warns the future holds an unprecedented diffusion of cyber power, insecurity and opportunity. Amid a rapidly growing internet environment, we still posses the ability to decide the trajectory of this impact. In light of this, we are asked, how do we create a free, open and secure cyber space for 2015 and beyond?
Paul Nicholas is Senior Director Microsoft Corporation. He joined Microsoft in 2005 and currently leads the company’s global cybersecurity public policy efforts including working with governments to advance cloud and international cyber norms. He is a subject matter expert in critical infrastructure protection, information sharing, and emergency preparedness. Prior to joining Microsoft he served eight years in the US Government including as: White House Cybersecurity Director; US Senate Policy Adviser; Assistant Director, Government Accountability Office. BA, Indiana University; MA, Georgetown University. CISSP.