For more than 25 years I’ve dedicated my professional career to security. Along the way I learned that security isn’t something you compartmentalize in the office. It’s an ongoing effort for organizations, governments, individuals and families to best protect themselves from cybercrime. The steps we take now are imperative to a secure future.
As cybercrime continues to impact organizations and individuals, cybersecurity needs to be a team sport. That’s why Dell Technologies works with organizations like the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA) to advocate for better education and protection against cybercrime. I’m excited to extend that relationship further by representing Dell on the NCA Board of Directors.
The National Cybersecurity Alliance is front and center in creating a strong collaboration between governments and corporations, ensuring everyone has the guidance and support needed to build a more secure world. In joining the NCA Board of Directors, Dell provides organizational, fiscal and strategic leadership as the NCA drives cybersecurity awareness throughout the industry and public sector. That said, Dell has been contributing to this mission for some time, and I’m delighted to see the ongoing work being done through my colleagues, friends, partners and customers.
Dell recently teamed up with the NCA on the new Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Career Program to build a more diverse workforce and drive excitement about careers in cybersecurity. Building a more inclusive and diverse cyber community is something I’m passionate about and it’s also an important step in addressing the current shortage of cybersecurity professionals.
We regularly participate in NCA-led events to drive cybersecurity awareness and best practices to empower a more secure and interconnected world. My colleague Josh Jaffe, vice president of cybersecurity, participated in a NCA Cybersecurity Awareness Month kickoff event focused on how to better educate consumers on preventing cyberattacks, especially at home.
I also had the privilege of watching my colleague Bobbie Stempfley, vice president and business unit security officer, join an NCA-led panel of elected officials, government leaders and industry executives to continue discussing our united mission to secure America. Having worked in both sectors, it was encouraging to see the collaboration already in progress, and I look forward to seeing what else we can accomplish together in the future to better secure the nation.
This work and our collaboration with the NCA will continue as we deepen our relationship through the board of directors and link arms with the other influential leaders serving on the board. I’m looking forward to advancing efforts to make the internet safer and organizations more secure.
As I roll up my sleeves and continue to work beside the best and brightest in the industry, I can’t help but think about the benefits of being part of such a great community. Not only does this effort benefit our customers, partners and industry, it positively impacts people and families throughout the world.