ESET North America CEO Joins National Cyber Security Alliance Board of Directors
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a nonprofit public-private partnership focused on cybersecurity awareness and education for all digital citizens, today announced that Andrew Lee, chief executive officer of ESET North America, has joined its board of directors.
Lee was named CEO of ESET’s North American operations in January of this year. This position marks his return to ESET where he held the role of chief research officer from 2004 to 2008. Most recently, Lee held the role of chief technology officer at K7 Computing, an anti-virus and Internet security company.
“ESET has been a great supporter of the National Cyber Security Alliance over the past two years and the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. campaign, of which they were a founding member,” said Michael Kaiser, executive director of the NCSA. “ESET’s commitment to educating the public about cybersecurity is evident through both their dedication to the campaign and the tremendous community leadership they provide with their Securing Our eCityÃ‚® initiative. We welcome Andrew Lee to the board and his expertise in executive leadership and research.”
“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 other industries and organizations like Securing Our eCity, promoting public awareness, and fostering best practices,” said Andrew Lee, CEO of ESET North America. “For these reasons, it is an immense honor to be elected to the NCSA Board. I look forward to bringing my experience and perspectives to the table as we move forward in 2011.”
ESET and NCSA began working together in 2009 with the formation of the public-private partnership that developed STOP. THINK. CONNECT., the national public awareness campaign for cybersecurity. NCSA collaborated with ESET to develop the Securing Our eCity Model City project in San Diego to build an engaged community around cybersecurity, enabling all San Diegans to live, play and work safely in the cyber world. Securing Our eCity is an ESET-led initiative to educate businesses and the community about cybersecurity.
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, EMC Corporation, Cisco Systems, Facebook, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Google, 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.
ESET is on the forefront of security innovation, delivering trusted protection to make the Internet safer for businesses and consumers. IDC has recognized ESET as a top five corporate anti-malware vendor and one of the fastest growing companies in its category. Trusted by millions of users worldwide, ESET is one of the most recommended security solutions in the world. ESET NOD32 Antivirus consistently achieves the highest accolades in all types of comparative testing, and powers the virus and spyware detection in ESET Smart Security and ESET Cybersecurity for Mac. Sold in more than 180 countries, ESET’s global headquarters is in Bratislava, Slovakia, with distribution headquarters for North America located in San Diego, California. ESET also has offices in Buenos Aires, Prague, Krakow and Singapore and is represented by an extensive global partner network. For more information, visit http://www.eset.com/ or call +1 (619) 876-5400.
SOURCE National Cyber Security Alliance