By Phil Reitinger
I like to say that cybersecurity is a people business. That’s sometimes a hard argument to make, because as much as any other industry we are packed with introverts (like me). But it is true nevertheless, and we will only make significant progress by building community and taking on problems through community.
So that’s why the Global Cyber Alliance is celebrating the RSA Conference not by hosting a big party (which we can’t afford), or launching a new tool (which we did a couple of weeks ago with the GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Small Business), but by building its global community with two new members of the team located in Europe.
Klara Tothova Jordan is joining GCA as its EU Director. Klara is joining GCA from the esteemed Atlantic Council, where she was the Director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative. She had prior roles with FireEye, NATO, and Orlie Yaniv Strategies, and is a recovering lawyer (like a bunch of us). Klara will lead GCA’s work in the European Union with EU institutions and our partners there. Klara will be located in Germany and often work out of Brussels.
Alejandro Fernández-Cernuda Díaz is joining GCA as Director of Communications & Marketing. Alejandro is joining GCA from CaixaBank, where he was the Team Coordinator of the Corporate Intelligence Unit, and the Anti-Phishing Working Group EU, where he helped build out the APWG footprint in Europe. Among other things, Alejandro speaks about as many languages as I have fingers. He will be in Barcelona but expects to move to Brussels this summer.
Chances are most of you know either or both Klara and Alejandro. They are part of our commitment in the Global Cyber Alliance to be global and have people and capabilities around the world who understand the environment and build relationships and get things done – the motto of GCA being “Do Something. Measure It.”
Please feel to contact us to join with GCA and its partners to make a real, global difference on cybersecurity and privacy.
The author, Phil Reitinger, is the President and CEO of the Global Cyber Alliance. You can follow him on Twitter @CarpeDiemCyber.