Dr Shore was born in England and after his Computer Science degree at the University of London emigrated to New Zealand and embarked upon a career as an RNZAF officer. Malcolm retired from the RNZAF and moved to the Government Communications Security Bureau where he held the role as Director INFOSEC. Malcolm also completed his PhD at Otago University while at GCSB. On retiring from GCSB, Malcolm took roles as Technical Director for CES Communications Ltd and Head of Security for Telecom NZ. At the same time, Malcolm held an adjunct role at Canterbury University where he co-developed the Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security and Forensics.
Malcolm moved to Melbourne in 2013, and took the role of CSO for NBN Co. This was followed by a role as Technical Director for BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, and then Chief Security Officer Huawei Australia. He now provides global security strategy and architecture consultancy services through the UK-based David Lynas Consulting. During this time Dr Shore participated in the development of cybersecurity strategies in New Zealand and Australia and was the NZ representative to the ASEAN Forum on Cybersecurity Strategy attending both meetings in India and Malaysia. He has also held adjunct roles at University of New South Wales and Deakin University.