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New Zealander appointed as Global Cyber Alliance ambassador

06 Jun 2018

New Zealander Tony Krzyzewski is one of eight international ambassadors appointed to the Global Cyber Alliance.

Krzyzewski, who is the cofounder and director of SAM for Compliance, was appointed to his new role in London last Thursday.

​“I am delighted to be able to take on the role of ambassador for the Global Cyber Alliance. I believe that the Alliance plays a very important role in helping reduce cybersecurity related risk across the world and, with this Ambassadorship, this presence will be enhanced within the Australasian region,” Krzyzewski says.

According to the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA), the eight ambassadors were chosen for their reputations in the cybersecurity community and their commitment to making a positive difference to addressing cyber challenges.

Krzyzewski joins ambassadors from countries including Israel, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. They also span several sectors including financial services, law enforcement, telecommunications, technology and travel.

“We are so pleased that these expert individuals have agreed to serve as GCA Ambassadors,” says GCA executive director for the United Kingdom, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Andy Bates.

“They will help us expand our reach within the international community and serve a vital role in shaping the future direction of GCA. It is important to a global organisation to have friends who understand local culture.”

Bates explains that the ambassadors will be key to facilitating early testing of GCA tools, and they will boost public outreach to make resources globally available.

“Ambassadors will also support sustainability efforts for the nonprofit, which makes its tools available to everyone, at no cost,” Bates says.

GCA is an international, cross-sector effort dedicated to eradicating cyber risk and improving our connected world. We achieve our mission by uniting global communities, implementing concrete solutions, and measuring the effect.

“It's truly an honour to have this group of influential and talented individuals helping us in our efforts to make the Internet a safer and more secure place for all global citizens,” ​adds GCA global partnership officer Maryam Rahmani.

“Their willingness to contribute their time and expertise toward making a positive difference in our collective cybersecurity exemplifies the spirit of collaboration that is the cornerstone of GCA.”

The eight new Global Cyber Alliance ambassadors include:

  • Yossi Appleboum​, Co-CEO, Sepio Systems
  • Barry Gooch​, Chairman, Prevention of Fraud in Travel (PROFiT)
  • David Harcourt​, Chief Security Advisor, BT
  • Tony Krzyzewski​, Co-founder and Director, SAM for Compliance
  • Jenny Menna​, Senior Vice President and Cybersecurity Partnership Executive, U.S. Bank
  • Graeme Newman​, Chief Innovation Officer, CFC Underwriting Ltd.
  • Jay Singh​, Marketing and Partnerships, Red Sift
  • Nicola Staub​, Prosecutor, Public Prosecutor's Office, Canton of Schwyz, Switzerland.
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