Philip Reitinger, President and CEO of the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA), announced the organization’s board of directors Jan. 28.
The board is to direct operations of GCA and help it fulfill the mission of implementing solutions to help eliminate systemic cyber risks.
GCA is an international non-profit organization founded in 2015 jointly by the New York County District Attorney’s Office, the City of London police, and the Center for Internet Security. It seeks to “do something,” by implementing cyber solutions rather than merely studying issues and making recommendations.
William Pelgrin was announced as chair of the board. He is one of the establishers of the GCA, a former president and CEO of the Center for Internet Security, and a former Chief Cyber Commissioner for New York State.
“As the GCA Chair, I am very excited that GCA has such an impressive international Board and CEO and President. Each of these individuals is internationally recognized for their cyber and business expertise, which will provide valuable contributions to help fulfill the GCA’s mission and vision,” Pelgrin said in a statement,
Other board members include Shawn Henry, president of CrowdStrike Services and former executive assistant director of the FBI; Troels Oerting, Group Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Barclays [BCS] with decades of experience in law enforcement in internatioinal police departments; Scott Charney, corporate vice president for Microsoft‘s [MSFT] Trustworthy Computing Group; and Yurie Ito, executive director of CyberGreen Institute, a non-profit organization that focuses on enhancing the health of the internet ecosystem, and director of Global Coordination Division for trhe JPCERT/CC and a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council;
“To achieve its goal of eradicating cyber risks, GCA will rely on the strong and dynamic leadership of the Board of Directors and of the commitment of Partners willing to work together to undertake these tasks,” GCA said.
The Center for Internet Security was founded to enhance cybersecurity readiness and response among public and private sector utilities using industry and government partnerships.
The City of London Police is responsible for law enforcement inside the official City of London Corporation, a separate locality from greater metropolitan London. While currently primarily greater London’s financial and business district, the City of London originates in Roman times and has a unique governing relationship with the national government separate from the metropolitan London institutions.