Stuart Aston

National Security Officer, Microsoft

Stuart has been with Microsoft in the UK since 1998 and is the National Security Officer for Microsoft in the UK. Prior to that he has worked as strategy consultant to a variety of UK Government customers.

He is responsible for Microsoft’s Government Security Programme and works closely with regulated industries. Prior to joining Microsoft, Stuart worked as a consultant for ICL in its Power of 4 Consultancy, mostly focused in the defence and government spaces.

Before ICL he worked for Barclays Bank in a number of application development and IT infrastructure roles. He has been actively involved in computer security related activities since the early 1980s.