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NCSA continues to strengthen board membership with addition of Proofpoint, Uber and U.S. Bank – all dedicated to cybersecurity awareness and education efforts
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 12, 2019 – The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) – a nonprofit, public-private partnership focused on helping individuals and businesses stay safer and more secure online – announced today the addition of three companies to its board, illustrating NCSA’s growth and strengthening its reach and impact. The addition of the companies brings the total market cap of NCSA’s board to nearly $4 trillion. The new members, Proofpoint, Uber and U.S. Bank, are deeply committed to supporting NCSA’s mission to educate and empower our global digital society to use the internet safely and securely. Together, they will work with NCSA to continue to create and implement far-reaching awareness and education efforts to empower everyone to learn about and practice good cybersecurity in the workplace and at home.
“NCSA considers it a privilege to welcome Proofpoint, Uber and U.S. Bank to our board. These nationally renowned companies in cloud-based security, transportation networking and banking have initiated countless efforts to keep everyone safer and more secure online,” said Kelvin Coleman, NCSA’s executive director. “Their leadership roles in such diverse industries that impact both consumers and business clearly underscore the basic principle that practicing good cybersecurity and protecting privacy are integral to our daily lives.”
Learn more about NCSA’s new board members below.
Proofpoint is a leading cybersecurity company that protects organizations’ greatest assets and biggest risks: their people. Leading organizations of all sizes, including more than half of the Fortune 1000, rely on Proofpoint’s integrated suite of cloud-based solutions to mitigate their most critical security and compliance risks across email, the cloud, social media, and the web. Every day, Proofpoint safeguards more than five billion emails, billions of URLs and IP addresses, and hundreds of millions of social media posts.
“Cybercriminals and other threat actors are increasingly targeting people rather than traditional infrastructure –and the risks that these attacks pose to society have never been graver,” said Ryan Kalember, executive vice president, Cybersecurity Strategy for Proofpoint. “The National Cyber Security Alliance mission to promote security knowledge closely aligns with our leadership in people-centric security innovation. I’m very excited about joining the NCSA board to help advance these critical initiatives.”
Uber’s mission is to create opportunity through movement. In support of this mission, Uber’s security and privacy teams include hundreds of seasoned professionals worldwide dedicated to protecting the data and privacy of everyone using its platform. From secure software development strategies to privacy by design programs and threat detection, these teams are constantly innovating to make Uber a trusted transportation platform in every city.
“I am excited to join the NCSA board and contribute to strong consumer empowerment efforts,” said Ruby Zefo, Uber’s chief privacy officer. “In addition to their cybersecurity awareness initiatives, NCSA’s annual global Data Privacy Day campaign gives every organization an opportunity to educate employees, customers and partners about data privacy and security best practices. Uber is honored to participate in the celebration of enhanced privacy and cybersecurity rights for everyone.”
U.S. Bank is committed to making cyberspace more secure for their customers and employees. Investing in the right people, technology, and partnerships is part of the company’s multi-layered approach to improving the cybersecurity ecosystem. U.S. Bank believes the public should be empowered to stay safe online, and therefore, encourages an overall culture of cybersecurity. They understand this work cannot be done alone.
“We wholeheartedly agree with NCSA’s underlying value that securing our lives online is a shared responsibility and we are joining to make a meaningful contribution toward their efforts as well as further demonstrate our commitment to this value,” said Jenny Menna, senior vice president and cybersecurity partnership executive at U.S. Bank. “I’m honored to join the NCSA Board of Directors and am looking forward to working with their team to help people and organizations stay safe and secure online.”
NCSA is the nation’s leading nonprofit, public-private partnership promoting cybersecurity and privacy education and awareness. NCSA works with a broad array of stakeholders in government, industry and civil society. NCSA’s primary partners are DHS and NCSA’s Board of Directors, which includes representatives from ADP; Bank of America; CDK Global, LLC; CertNexus; Cisco; Cofense; Comcast Corporation; ESET North America; Facebook; Google; Infosec; Intel Corporation; Marriott International; Mastercard; Microsoft Corporation; Mimecast; NXP Semiconductors; Proofpoint; Raytheon; Symantec Corporation; Uber: U.S. Bank; Visa and Wells Fargo. NCSA’s core efforts include National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October); Data Privacy Day (Jan. 28); STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™, the global online safety awareness and education campaign co-founded by NCSA and the Anti-Phishing Working Group with federal government leadership from DHS; and CyberSecure My Business™, which offers webinars, web resources and workshops to help businesses be resistant to and resilient from cyberattacks. For more information on NCSA, please visit stagestaysafe.wpengine.com/about-us/overview/.
About Proofpoint, Inc.
Proofpoint, Inc. is a leading cybersecurity company that protects organizations’ greatest assets and biggest risks: their people. With an integrated suite of cloud-based solutions, Proofpoint helps companies around the world stop targeted threats, safeguard their data, and make their users more resilient against cyber attacks. Leading organizations of all sizes, including more than half of the Fortune 1000, rely on Proofpoint to mitigate their most critical security and compliance risks across email, the cloud, social media, and the web. More information is available at www.proofpoint.com.
Uber’s mission is to create opportunity through movement. We started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: how do you get access to a ride at the touch of a button? More than 10 billion trips later, we’re building products to get people closer to where they want to be. By changing how people, food, and things move through cities, Uber is a platform that opens up the world to new possibilities. www.uber.com
About U.S. Bank
U.S. Bancorp, with 74,000 employees and $467 billion in assets as of Dec. 31, 2018, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth-largest commercial bank in the United States. The Minneapolis-based bank blends its relationship teams, branches and ATM network with mobile and online tools that allow customers to bank how, when and where they prefer. U.S. Bank is committed to serving its millions of retail, business, wealth management, payment, commercial and corporate, and investment services customers across the country and around the world as a trusted financial partner, a commitment recognized by the Ethisphere Institute naming the bank a 2019 World’s Most Ethical Company. Visit U.S. Bank at usbank.com or follow on social media to stay up to date with company news.