Michael Kaiser

Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance

Michael Kaiser joined the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) in 2008. As NCSA’s chief executive, Mr. Kaiser engages diverse constituencies – business, government and other nonprofit organizations – in NCSA’s broad public education and outreach efforts to promote a safer, more secure and more trusted Internet. Mr. Kaiser leads NCSA in several major awareness initiatives, including the “Lock Down Your Login” campaign under the directive of the White House's Cybersecurity National Action Plan, National Cyber Security Awareness Month held annually in October, Data Privacy Day (Jan. 28) and STOP. THINK. CONNECT., the global online safety awareness and education campaign. NCSA builds efforts through public-private partnerships that address cybersecurity and privacy issues for a wide array of target audiences, including individuals, families, academia, industry, government and business communities. In 2009, Mr. Kaiser was named one of SC Magazine’s information security luminaries. NCSA has been featured in Fortune, Forbes, Inc., Good Housekeeping, Politico, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Christian Science Monitor and others. In addition, Mr. Kaiser has represented the organization on a variety of broadcast outlets including Bloomberg TV, Fox Business, CBS News, CNN, and NBC's Today Show. 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, DC, 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 nonprofit 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.