Dr. Paul Shaw is a Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Professor of Cybersecurity. Paul works with Department of Defense (DOD) Acquisition Commands to evaluate Systems Security Engineering and Threat-based Engineering. He works with Program Managers and Contracting Officers to translate policy into technical implementation.
Before joining DAU, Paul was a Navy Technical Authority and Program Manager. He was the Navy’s Command and Control (C2) Functional Area Manager (FAM) Lead and Functional Data Manager (FDM) for 8.5 years. He served as the Navy's C2 Portfolio Manager for OPNAV N2/N6. Paul was the technical lead for update of Navy's 2008 Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) strategy.
Paul graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and commissioned in the US Navy in 1982. Active duty assignments began as a Naval Aviator and later as an Aeronautical Engineering Duty Officer. Paul retired from the Navy Reserve in 2012 as a Captain after 30 years to include five recalls. He was mobilized to serve as the Afghanistan Theater Lead for Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems (PGSS) in 2011. PGSS was a $600 million JCTD to provide persistent surveillance. His 48 operational surveillance sites provided over 100 thousand hours of operational surveillance.
Paul has a Doctor of Science (DSc) in Cybersecurity and five Master’s Degrees (Systems Engineering, IT, International Relations, Finance, and Management). His Professional Certifications include Certified Information System Security Professional Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (CISSP-ISSEP); National Security Agency (NSA) Cybersecurity Certifications - 4011, 4012, 4015, & 4016; Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP); COMPTIA Security+; ITEA Certified Test and Evaluation Professional (CTEP); DoD Chief Information Security Officer (CISO); Kirkpatrick Bronze Level Certification; & Acquisition Corps Professional.