WASHINGTON, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a non-profit public-private partnership focused on cybersecurity awareness and education for all digital citizens, today announced that Trend Micro will join the NCSA Board of Directors. Tom Kellermann, U.S. vice president of cybersecurity, will serve as Trend Micro's representative.
Trend Micro Incorporated, a global cloud security leader, builds on its relationship with NCSA, having served as an original member of the national cyber security awareness campaign STOP. THINK. CONNECT., by becoming a newly appointed board member. This furthers Trend Micro's commitment to sharing security intelligence to help protect consumers and organizations.
"Trend Micro has been a great supporter of the National Cyber Security Alliance over the years and of the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. campaign, of which they were a founding member," said Michael Kaiser, executive director of the NCSA. "We welcome Tom Kellermann to the board as an expert in technology and cybersecurity. Trend Micro has been a leader in educating the public about the ways to protect yourself, your family, and your digital assets online, evident through their dedication to the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. campaign and the array of tips, research, and industry reports they produce on cybersecurity and data protection."
"NCSA has played a critical role in the development and promotion of online safety and security for all digital citizens by forging strategic partnerships with industry leaders, promoting public awareness, and fostering best practices," said Kellermann. "I am honored to be elected to the NCSA Board, and I look forward to bringing my experience to help achieve their mission in 2012."
Kellermann joined Trend Micro in March of this year. Kellermann most recently served as Chief Technology Expert for Air Patrol, a leader in intelligent enterprise mobility solutions. He is a professor at American University's School of International Service and a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), a member of the Committee of the Financial Coalition Against Child Pornography, and co-author of the book "E-safety and Soundness: Securing Finance in a New Age."
For more information about the National Cyber Security Alliance and its leadership, visit www.staysafeonline.org. You can also connect with the organization for the latest news and updates on Facebook at www.facebook.com/staysafeonline and on Twitter at @NatlCyberSecAlliance.
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, EMC Corporation, ESET, Facebook, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Google, Intel, McAfee, Microsoft, PayPal, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Symantec, Trend Micro, Verizon and Visa. Visit www.staysafeonline.org for more information and join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/staysafeonline.
About Trend Micro
Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704;TSE: 4704), a global cloud security leader, creates a world safe for exchanging digital information with its Internet content security and threat management solutions for businesses and consumers. A pioneer in server security with over 20 years' experience, we deliver top-ranked client, server and cloud-based security that fits our customers' and partners' needs, stops new threats faster, and protects data in physical, virtualized and cloud environments. Powered by the industry-leading Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ cloud computing security infrastructure, our products and services stop threats where they emerge – from the Internet. They are supported by 1,000+ threat intelligence experts around the globe.
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About STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
The campaign was developed by the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Messaging Convention, a public-private partnership established in 2009 and led by The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) and National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) to develop and support a national cybersecurity awareness campaign. In October 2010, the White House, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Messaging Convention launched the campaign. The Department of Homeland Security provides the Federal Government's leadership for the campaign. Industry, government, non-profits and education institutions participate in STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Learn how to get involved with the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/STOPTHINKCONNECT and the campaign website at www.stopthinkconnect.org.
SOURCE National Cyber Security Alliance