Cofense, Infosec and Mimecast join NCSA’s Board of Directors to help lead cybersecurity awareness and education efforts
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 13, 2019 – The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) ‒ a nonprofit, public-private partnership focused on helping everyone stay safer and more secure online ‒ is proud to announce that three new companies have joined its board of directors. Industry leaders Cofense, Infosec and Mimecast recently signed on to support NCSA’s efforts and contribute to the organization’s mission. NCSA and its dedicated board are committed to creating and implementing far-reaching education and awareness efforts to empower everyone stay safer online and to build a strong culture of cybersecurity and privacy.
“NCSA is thrilled to welcome Cofense, Infosec and Mimecast. We have a very passionate and active group of members that work with us tirelessly throughout the year,” said Kelvin Coleman, NCSA’s executive director. “These companies tackle many of today’s top cybersecurity issues. From Cofense’s expertise in phishing defense solutions to Infosec’s steadfast commitment to information security skills development to Mimecast’s specialization in cloud-based email management, we’ve added an extraordinary group to our roster. Each company’s steadfast commitment to online safety and security is a complementary and natural fit with NCSA’s mission and ongoing campaigns.”
Learn more about NCSA’s new board members below.
As the industry pioneer of phishing simulation training for organizations, Cofense truly believes better phishing defense starts with a strong foundation of security awareness. Recognizing the need for security awareness programs should extend far beyond National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October. Cofense also believes in giving back to the communities they serve with free CBT content, value-added software solutions and phishing training programs that cater to the needs of small and mid-sized businesses – all at no charge for those organizations.
“NCSA is a long-regarded trusted source in security awareness and provides continuous campaigns throughout the year sharing resources, data, creative ideas and programming designed to help organizations create and improve their security awareness programs,” said Tonia Dudley, Security Solutions Advisor at Cofense. “By partnering with the NCSA, Cofense can continue to live its core values through support and service within our security awareness community, helping fulfill our mission of enabling the world to stop phishing attacks in their tracks one step at a time.”
Infosec is a leading provider of information security skills development and certification training for IT and security professionals. The company also offers comprehensive workforce education programs featuring awareness training and phishing simulations.
“NCSA plays a critical role in raising awareness of the many important cybersecurity issues facing the world today,” said Lisa Plaggemier, chief evangelist at Infosec. “Whether reminding us about our shared responsibility to keep data private and secure or tackling the ongoing cybersecurity workforce gap, NCSA has made a big difference helping the world stay safe online. I’m thrilled and honored to join the NCSA Board of Directors. With Kelvin Coleman leading the charge, it’s a really exciting time for NCSA. There is a great foundation to build on, and I’m looking forward to contributing to the organization.”
Mimecast is a cybersecurity provider that helps thousands of organizations worldwide make email profoundly safer, restoring trust and bolstering business resilience. Mimecast’s expanded cloud suite enables organizations to implement a comprehensive cyber resilience strategy. From email and web security, awareness training, data protection, to uptime assurance and more, Mimecast helps organizations stand strong in the face of cyberattacks, human error and technical failure. www.mimecast.com
“I’ve been involved with the National Cyber Security Alliance for several years, and am thrilled to re-join NCSA’s Board of Directors, said Janet Levesque, Senior Vice President, Systems, Resilience and Security at Mimecast. “NCSA’s efforts to propel cybersecurity education and awareness for both organizations and individuals is closely aligned with Mimecast’s mission to help customers strengthen their cyber resilience practices and build a world where people are more cyber-aware.”
About the National Cyber Security Alliance
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; Raytheon; Symantec Corporation; 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 staysafeonline.org/about-us/overview/.
Cofense™, formerly PhishMe®, is the leading provider of human-driven phishing defense solutions world-wide. Cofense delivers a collaborative approach to cybersecurity by enabling organization-wide engagement to active email threats. Our collective defense suite combines timely attack intelligence sourced from employees with best-in-class incident response technologies to stop attacks faster and stay ahead of breaches. Cofense customers include Global 1000 organizations in defense, energy, financial services, healthcare and manufacturing sectors that understand how changing user behavior will improve security, aid incident response and reduce the risk of compromise. To learn more, visit https://cofense.com/.
Infosec has been fighting cybercrime since 2004. Thousands of organizations and over 160,000 individuals trust the wide range of security-specific classes and enterprise security awareness and phishing training to stay a step ahead of the bad guys. Infosec IQ, Infosec Flex and Infosec Skills provide the most advanced and comprehensive education and training platforms. Founded by CEO Jack Koziol, Infosec is based in Madison, with offices in Chicago and Dulles, Virginia. Learn more at www.infosecinstitute.com
Mimecast is a cybersecurity provider that helps thousands of organizations worldwide make email profoundly safer, restoring trust and bolstering business resilience. Mimecast’s expanded cloud suite enables organizations to implement a comprehensive cyber resilience strategy. From email and web security, awareness training and data protection to uptime assurance and more, Mimecast helps organizations stand strong in the face of cyberattacks, human error and technical failure. www.mimecast.com