Paul Nicholas

Paul has been leading cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection policy for 18 years. He leads the Global Security Strategy and Diplomacy Team which focuses on advancing cybersecurity, cloud computing, and risk management. Paul actively participates in World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Risk and Resilience.

Prior to joining Microsoft in 2005, Paul spent eight years in the U.S. Government, focusing on emerging threats. During his government career, he served as White House Director of Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection, a senior policy advisor in the U.S. Senate and a Depart of Defense analyst. Paul earned a B.A. from Indiana University and an M.A. from Georgetown University.


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