Major General Jonathan Shaw (the new Cyber "Tzar") to give keynote at research Symposium


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General Jonathan Shaw (the new Cyber "Tzar") is to speak at the Symposium as role as Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff (Global Issues).

The Symposium will include talks from industry leaders such as Professor John Howie from Microsoft and Don Smith from Dell SecureWorks.

The event is on:

20 June 2011 in The Egg

and his presentation will be on:

Addressing growing threats in cyber security

Major General Jonathan Shaw was born in Leeds in 1957.  Educated at Sedbergh School, he studied Politics and Philosophy at Trinity College, Oxford.  He attended the Army Staff College (1989-90), the Higher Command and Staff Course (2000) and the Royal College of Defence Studies (2006). Jonathan Shaw joined the Parachute Regiment in 1981.  He was a platoon commander in 3 PARA through the Falklands War.   He has commanded at every level upto 2*, including 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment (1997-9), 12 (Mechanized) Brigade, Multi-National Brigade (Centre) in Kosovo, and most recently, Multi-National Division (South East) in Iraq (2007), for which he was awarded the US Legion of Merit (Degree of Officer).  He also holds the demanding position of Colonel Commandant of the Parachute Regiment. His staff appointments have been mainly in the Ministry of Defence: beginning in the resources and programming area (Army Plans), but latterly focusing on operations and policy (Commitments), including disaster relief, Military Assistance to Civil Authorities, Northern Ireland and global counter terrorism.  

General Shaw was Chief of Staff, UK Land Forces from September 2007 until March 2009.  He then became Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (International Security Policy) and was appointed to his current role as Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Global Issues) in January 2011.  His responsibilities include Chemical Biological Radiological & Nuclear Policy, Arms Control and Counter Proliferation and Cyber. He is married to Gillie, a partner in a firm of international solicitors in the City.  They have two young children who delightfully occupy most of their time.  General Shaw is Patron of the Royal Academy, a fan of Tom Stoppard plays and Liverpool Football Club, and keeps chickens; next project – bees.
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Electronic information now plays a vital role in almost every aspect of our daily lives. So the need for a secure and trustworthy online infrastructure is more important than ever. without it, not only the growth of the internet but our personal interactions and the economy itself could be at risk.