WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a nonprofit public-private partnership focused on cybersecurity awareness and education for all digital citizens, today announced that David Hoffman, director of security policy and global privacy officer at Intel Corporation, has joined the organization's board of directors.
Mr. Hoffman is a long-time expert on online privacy and security issues and has testified before Congress. He joined Intel in 1998 as an eBusiness attorney and founded Intel's privacy team in 1999. A year later he was appointed group counsel of eBusiness and director of privacy. He later relocated to Munich, Germany, in 2005 to serve as group counsel in the Intel European legal department while leading Intel's worldwide privacy and security policy team.
"David brings a strong understanding of legislative history behind privacy and security related issues and we look forward to leveraging his insight," said Michael Kaiser, executive director of the NCSA. "His diverse skill set and aptitude for international and worldwide privacy issues will further enhance our efforts to promote security and online safety for all global citizens. We welcome David to the board and look forward to working with him."
"The digital atmosphere is vast and requires a diverse team effort to protect users and combat cybercrime on a global basis," said David Hoffman. "I look forward to sharing my breadth of knowledge about privacy and security from the legislative, consumer, and developer perspectives to increase online safety for all."
Hoffman participates in several other security and privacy related organizations. He was a founding member of the BBBOnLine Steering Committee and served on the TRUSTe board of directors from 2000 to 2006. David also served on the board of directors for the International Association of Privacy Professionals and held the role of treasurer. He holds the Certified Information Privacy Professional Certification and has lectured at law schools in the U.S., Europe and China.
David has a J.D. from the Duke University School of Law and also holds an A.B. from Hamilton College.
About The National Cyber Security Alliance
The National Cyber Security Alliance is a non-profit organization. Through collaboration with the government, corporate, non-profit and academic sectors, the mission of the NCSA is to empower a digital citizenry to use the Internet securely and safely protecting themselves and the technology they use and the digital assets we all share. NCSA works to create a culture of cyber security and safety through education and awareness activities. NCSA board members include: ADP, AT&T, Bank of America, Cisco Systems, EMC Corporation, ESET, Facebook, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Google, Intel, Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Services, McAfee, Microsoft, PayPal, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Symantec, Verizon and Visa. Visit www.staysafeonline.org for more information.
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