Director of Education and Strategic Initiatives
Daniel Eliot is Director of Education and Strategic Initiatives at the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).
NCSA is a leading neutral nonprofit public-private partnership devoted to strengthening America’s cybersecurity through awareness and education. Daniel runs CyberSecure My Business™, which is a national program designed to help businesses of all sizes learn to be safer and more secure online. He brings together the federal government, state and local governments, academia, and the private sector to discuss cutting-edge issues and create and implement high-quality, large-scale education and awareness efforts. Daniel is an accomplished speaker and champion when it comes to cybersecurity, and regularly speaks at events across the country and collaborates on regional and national cybersecurity initiatives.
Prior to his tenure at NCSA, he worked both within and in an advisory capacity to small businesses. Most recently, Daniel worked at the University of Delaware in their Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships as the Manager of Technology Business Development. While there, he developed specialty programs to help small business start and scale. One such effort was Delaware’s small business cybersecurity program. This state-wide program is designed to help Delaware’s small businesses identify threats; develop cybersecurity readiness plans and processes; detect breaches; and respond to and recover from successful cyberattacks. Because of his efforts, the Delaware SBDC became one of the national leaders in small business cybersecurity education and outreach. In 2018, Daniel received a letter of commendation from Governor John Carney’s Cyber Security Advisory Council for his efforts addressing cybersecurity awareness and education across Delaware.
Outside of cybersecurity, Daniel has taught at Temple University in their Center for Social Policy and Community Development and managed a portfolio of technology-based projects for the National Center for College Costs, a technology start-up out of DePauw University.
Daniel holds a B.S. and M.S. from Indiana University, Bloomington.