Kim Allman, Head of Corporate Responsibility and Government Affairs | NortonLifeLock
The National Cyber Security Alliance is pleased to present the second edition of our Board Member Spotlight. Our Board member companies are leaders in cybersecurity education and awareness and are an integral part of making the organization a successful public-private partnership.
Get to know Kim Allman, Head of Corporate Responsibility and Government Affairs at NortonLifeLock, in this Board Member Spotlight.
You serve on the National Cyber Security Alliance’s Executive Committee. Can you tell us about that committee and what it is like to be a part of it?
I just accepted a larger role on the Executive Committee which I feel is an honor. I am now serving as the Vice Chair of the Executive Committee. Awareness and education around cybersecurity is so critical and day in, day out becomes more critical. The National Cyber Security Alliance is really at a unique place to impact the conversations and education efforts in the space. Being on the Executive Committee means we help the leadership and the organization keep on track and be the best that it can be!
What has it meant to you to be our Board Member?
It has been a great experience. The National Cyber Security Alliance team is fantastic and Kelvin is an impactful leader. I have been around through transitions both at my company and with the National Cyber Security Alliance. Watching the organization grow, gain more exposure, and have more impact is terrific to watch and be a little part of. I believe there is tremendous value for companies in partnering with the National Cyber Security Alliance. I have been so happy to have the support to continue the relationship.
What are your hopes and goals for the National Cyber Security Alliance?
Lead and grow! Seriously, I would like the National Cyber Security Alliance to do more education, more convenings, and be THE thought leader around cybersecurity.
Anything not cyber related that was fun in your career?
Definitely my time with the music industry. I ran the state government affairs program for the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and spent most of my time on an airplane, but I did go to the Grammys and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony multiple times. I worked with some of my favorite artists and have some great stories about the Grammy afterparties!
What excites you about your government affairs work at NortonLifeLock?
I am really excited about building the government affairs program out globally. We are focused on consumer cyber safety and it is an incredible time to be able to share expertise and thought leadership with policymakers. Cyber is in the news almost every day as we all know, but it is interesting to educate policymakers on the consumer cyber issues.
You also run NortonLifeLock’s Corporate Responsibility program. How does cyber factor into your social impact programming?
We have spent the last year and a half really working through what we want our social impact and objectives to be for NortonLifeLock. We did a materiality analysis and interviewed stakeholders both internally and externally and identified cybersecurity education and training as our top material issue. That means that we are going to drive a large portion of our philanthropy to education and training around cybersecurity. I would really like to see us focus on a younger demographic and exposing them to cybersecurity as a pathway for the future.
What are you passionate about outside of your work?
Music is a huge passion of mine. I don’t play instruments, but love listening to all types of music. I used to love cooking, but a year at home cured me of that passion at least for a while. I spend every chance that I can at the beach, not so much sitting in the sun, but walking with my kids and my dog and seeing friends. I am also a big reader and love to travel.
What are you looking forward to the most about the Cybersecurity Awareness Month in 2021?
Being in person for an event somewhere!!