About Us


Michael Kaiser                            Michael Kaiser
Executive Director

Michael Kaiser joined the National Cyber Security Alliance in 2008. As NCSA’s chief executive, Mr. Kaiser engages diverse constituencies—business, government, other non-profit organizations—in NCSA’s broad public education and outreach efforts to promote a safer, more secure and more trusted Internet. Mr. Kaiser leads NCSA in several major awareness initiatives, including National Cyber Security Awareness Month (October), Data Privacy Day (Jan. 28) and STOP. THINK. CONNECT., the global online safety awareness and education campaign. NCSA builds efforts through public-private partnerships that address cybersecurity and privacy issues for a wide array of target audiences, including individuals, families and the education and business communities. In 2009, Mr. Kaiser was named one of SC Magazine’s information security luminaries.

Prior to joining NCSA, Mr. Kaiser spent 25 years in the field of victim’s services and rights at holding senior staff positions at the National Center for Victims of Crime in Washington, DC, and Safe Horizon in New York City.

Mr. Kaiser has developed training and other programs on the use of technology in crimes such as stalking and identity theft, and worked on programs exploring the use of technology to improve community policing. Along with his wife, Laura Fisher Kaiser, he co-authored The Official eBay Guide to Buying, Selling, and Collecting Just About Anything (Simon and Shuster, 1999). He was one of a small group of eBay University instructors and has personally trained more than 8,000 eBay users on expanding their eBay businesses.

Mr. Kaiser has served on several non-profit Boards. He is currently the chair and a founding board member of SPINUSA, a national nonprofit based in Massachusetts, and has served on the Board of Trustees of the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine, and New Destiny Housing Corporation in New York City.

Betty Hallman
Director, Development and Strategic Partnerships

Betty Hallman joined the National Cyber Security Alliance in 2015. She works to assess and build NCSA's corporate program while focusing on revenue growth and strategic partnerships. Prior to working at NCSA, Ms. Hallman held  a similar role at Ocean Conservancy and served as the vice president of corporate relations at the National Park Foundation, where she activated cause marketing and philanthropic partnerships and raised $24 million from companies such as The Coca-Cola Company, Macy's, Unilever, Hertz, Ford Motor Company and Underwriters Laboratories. Prior to her work in corporate development, Betty had a long career in the TV industry with the National Captioning Institute, where she worked her way up from an entry-level position to the executive role of vice president of sales and marketing. In that position, she was responsible for directing the work of the sales department, which sold captioning services to producers, networks, syndicators, advertisers and cable and home video companies, generating $17 million in annual sales.

Tiffany Schoenike
Director, Privacy Campaigns & Initiatives

Tiffany Schoenike started at NCSA as the Data Privacy Day program manager and now serves as NCSA's director of privacy campaigns and initiatives, promoting privacy awareness and education. For more than five years, Ms. Schoenike served as director of programs and business development for TechAmerica, one of the largest high-tech trade associations in the United States. Tiffany has multiple years of experience organizing all aspects of national conferences and local events. She also has extensive experience facilitating advocacy committees for the high-tech industry. 

Ms. Schoenike holds a master’s degree in global finance, trade and economic integration from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver as well as a B.A. in international studies and a minor in German from the University of Denver.
Kara Wright
Director of Digital Strategy

Kara Wright joined the National Cyber Security Alliance in 2014 as digital media coordinator and became director of digital strategy in 2015. She leads the day-to-day operations of STOP. THINK. CONNECT., including partner recruitment, signing, engagement and outreach, strategic initiatives and national and international development and digital operations, strengthens partnerships with key stakeholders, manages the social media and online strategy for NCSA's core programs, leads creation and acquisition of content for NCSA's blog and oversees NCSA's social media activities and web and social media properties. Ms. Wright has experience in internal and external communications and marketing efforts such as website management, social media, design, publication production, copy writing and editing and media relations.

Ms. Wright holds a master’s degree in media and public affairs and a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from the George Washington University.