National Security Officer
Gregory Gale (Greg) is the National Security Officer for Microsoft in Australia. In this role Greg is responsible for leading Microsoft’s initiatives in information security assurance, trusted cloud and secure mobility. An incurable tech-geek who was using Windows 10 at home from the early days of the Windows Insider program, Greg has both a depth in technical security expertise and the capability to engage with senior security, IT and business executives. Over the past 15 years, Greg has specialised in information security within government and it’s something he is deeply passionate about.
Greg’s previous roles include being the Information Technology Security Adviser (ITSA), a Senior Executive Service Band 1 position, for the Department of Defence, a number of director-level cybersecurity roles within Defence, and executive manager ICT Infrastructure for Western Australia Police. Prior to these appointments, Greg held a number of roles in Defence and private industry including roles in infrastructure and network design, delivery and management, security and risk management, training development and delivery and as an officer in the Royal Australian Navy.
Greg is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) and the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics and Politics) and Masters of Capability Management.
Greg is married with two children and his passions, other than his family, include technology, off-road motorcycle riding, golf, squash and water skiing.
Thursday 23 June Noon-12.30pm – Cloud and cyber security: why public safety agencies are making the move