Executive Director, NCSA
Michael Kaiser joined the National Cyber Security Alliance in 2008. As NCSA’s chief executive, Mr. Kaiser engages diverse constituencies—business, government, other non-profit organizations—in NCSA’s broad public education and outreach efforts to strengthen the nation’s cyber infrastructure, including leadership of NCSA’s premier outreach and awareness campaign, National Cyber Security Awareness Month. NCSA builds efforts through public private partnerships that address cyber security issues for home users (parents and children), K-12 and higher education, and small business. Mr. Kaiser serves on the Department of Commerce, NTIA Online Safety Technology Working Group and was named one of SC Magazine’s information security luminaries of 2009.
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, D.C. 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 non-profit 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.
Emily Eckland joined the National Cyber Security Alliance in 2011 as managing editor of digital media. In this role, she oversaw the 2011 redesign of www.stopthinkconnect.org and the 2012 redesign of www.staysafeonline.org, and managed all of NCSA's digital and social media properties.
In 2012, Ms. Eckland became director of digital strategy and awareness campaigns. In her new role, she also leads the day-to-day management of STOP. THINK. CONNECT., the national cybersecurity education and awareness campaign, as well as National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
A former journalist, Ms. Eckland also covers online safety issues for the NCSA blog.
Director, Privacy Campaigns & Initiatives
Tiffany Barrett started at NCSA as the Data Privacy Day program manager and now serves as NCSA's director of privacy campaigns and initiatives, promoting privacy awareness and education. For more than five years, Ms. Barrett served as director of programs and business development for TechAmerica, one of the largest high-tech trade associations in the United States. Tiffany has multiple years of experience organizing all aspects of national conferences and local events. She also has extensive experience facilitating advocacy committees for the high-tech industry.Ms. Barrett 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 B.A. in international studies and a minor in German from the University of Denver.
Digital Media Coordinator
Kara Wright joined the National Cyber Security Alliance in 2014 as digital media coordinator. She assists the operation and development of the STOP. THINK. CONNECT., National Cyber Security Awareness Month and Data Privacy Day campaigns and works with other NCSA staff to increase the campaigns’ footprint and reach and social and digital properties. Ms. Wright has experience in internal and external communications and marketing efforts such as website content management, social media, publication production, copy writing and editing, media relations and responses to press inquiries.
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.