Two Distinguished Military and Intelligence Officials Join Palo Alto Networks

Oct 01, 2015
2 minutes

Earlier this week we added two new members to the team: retired U.S. Army Major General John Davis and Sir Iain Lobban. We’re honored two decorated military and intelligence leaders have joined Palo Alto Networks, and we’re confident they’ll bring their decades of experience to further enhance the company’s cybersecurity strategy and global policy expertise.

Retired U.S. Army Major General John Davis joins us from the Department of Defense and will serve as Vice President and Federal Chief Security Officer (CSO) here at Palo Alto Networks. His responsibilities include expanding cybersecurity initiatives and global policy for the international public sector and assisting governments around the world in successfully preventing cybersecurity attacks. He left the Pentagon in May 2015 as the Senior Military Advisor for Cyber to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and served as the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy. Prior to this assignment, Davis served in multiple leadership positions in special operations, information operations, and cyber, earning multiple military decorations.  We’re honored he’s joined the team and confident his decades of experience will further enhance our cybersecurity strategy and global policy expertise.

Sir Iain Lobban has joined the Palo Alto Networks Public Sector Advisory Council, which serves as a sounding board for the Palo Alto Networks roadmap and vision for the needs of the international public sector, as well as strategy and policy relevant to global cybersecurity.  An internationally respected leader, he was the Director of Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in the United Kingdom from 2008 to 2014, having served as the Director General of Operations from 2004 to 2008.  This is where Lobban pioneered an integrated service of intelligence and security.  A partner and senior strategy adviser at C5 Holdings, he is also on the Board Financial Crime Risk Committee at Standard Chartered Bank.

These distinguished public servants will be tremendous allies in our efforts to prevent cyberattacks around the world. Welcome to the team!

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