July 18, 2011

Bank of America SVP Keith Gordon Joins National Cyber Security Alliance Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2011 /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 Keith Gordon, senior vice president for online and mobile channels at Bank of America, has joined its board of directors.

In his role at Bank of America, Gordon develops authentication and security strategies in addition to product development for its online and mobile banking platforms. His team's responsibilities include product management for online banking authentication, authorization, privacy and security customer education, identity management, and enrollment. Under Gordon's leadership, his team provides online security strategies that support over 29 million online banking customers and 6.5 million mobile banking customers.

"As one of America's leading financial institutions, Bank of America is at the forefront in the effort to protect consumer financial data and deter cybercrime," said Michael Kaiser, executive director of the NCSA. "Keith's participation as an NCSA board member further validates how dedicated the organization is to raising awareness about online safety and security. We welcome Keith Gordon to the board and look forward to leveraging his insight and expertise in securing our digital society."

"Public-private partnerships are vital to combating cybercrime and I'm pleased to join forces with NCSA to help arm consumers with the best information to protect themselves while online," said Keith Gordon. "Bank of America is committed to raising public awareness about the importance of online safety and security for digital citizens and I look forward to sharing my experiences and best practices to help create a safer digital atmosphere."

Prior to his leadership at Bank of America, Keith served in marketing technology and eCommerce roles in both software development organizations and other financial institutions. Keith earned his Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and Mathematics with a minor in Management Information Systems from Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana.

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.

About Bank of America

Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 58 million consumer and small business relationships with approximately 5,800 retail banking offices and approximately 18,000 ATMs and award-winning online banking with 30 million active users. Bank of America is among the world's leading wealth management companies and is a global leader in corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 4 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations in more than 40 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. www.bankofamerica.com.

SOURCE National Cyber Security Alliance