Michael Kaiser joined the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) in 2008. As NCSA’s chief executive, Mr. Kaiser engages diverse constituencies—business, government and other nonprofit 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 (NCSAM) each 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 nonprofit 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.
Director, Campaigns & Initiatives
Tiffany Schoenike started at NCSA in 2012 as the Data Privacy Day program manager and now serves as NCSA's director of campaigns and initiatives, promoting privacy and online safety awareness and education. Tiffany provides strategic direction for the STOP. THINK. CONNECT.TM campaign and works with diverse stakeholders to develop and execute national privacy and security campaigns. For more than five years, Ms. Schoenike served as director of programs and business development for TechAmerica (now CompTIA), one of the largest high-tech trade associations in the United States. Tiffany has multiple years of experience organizing all aspects of national campaigns, 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 bachelor's in international studies and a minor in German from the University of Denver.
Digital Media Coordinator
Danielle Taylor joined NCSA in 2015; she manages the NCSAM and Data Privacy Day Champions programs and the day-to-day activities of NCSA's social media properties, including the acquisition of content for #2FactorTuesday. Additionally, she serves as NCSA's in-house designer and video editor and assists with online strategy and editing of content for the Stay Safe Online blog.
In September 2014, Lisa Tumminello joined the NCSA team as director of communications. Lisa works to create communications programs that reach consumers in a “real and relevant” way, with the goal of changing behavior so that all Internet users are safer and more secure. Prior to her tenure at NCSA, she worked on a variety of healthy lifestyle campaigns in public relations agencies as well as in the nonprofit world. Lisa is NCSA’s point person for National Cyber Security Awareness Month – held annually in October – and leads a continuum of cyber safety and privacy awareness initiatives throughout the year.
Director, 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 NCSA's 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 blogs 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.