CISA’s Initiatives, Partnerships, and Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Alaina Clark – BSW #234

We kick-off Cybersecurity Awareness Month with Alaina Clark, Assistant Director for Stakeholder Engagement at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Jill Aitoro, Editor in Chief at SC Media, joins Business Security Weekly for this special interview covering: CISA’s Initiatives, Public-Private Partnerships, Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and their 4th annual Cyber Summit. Visit for all the latest episodes!

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CISA’s Initiatives, Partnerships, and Cybersecurity Awareness Month


Alaina Clark

Alaina Clark – Assistant Director for Stakeholder Engagement at Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Ms. Clark most recently served as Deputy Chief of CISA’s Office of External Affairs where she oversaw the Agency’s public messaging, legislative agenda, and branding. She was responsible for digital messaging, including the Agency’s social media, web pages and graphic design.

Prior to her work at CISA, Ms. Clark served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA) from 2013 to 2019. In this position, she managed the day-to-day operations of the IGA State, Local, and Tribal teams.


Ben Carr

Ben Carr – CISO at Qualys

Ben Carr is the Chief Information Security Officer at Qualys. He is an information security and risk executive with more than 25 years of experience in developing and executing long-term security strategies. Ben has demonstrated global leadership and experience, through executive leadership roles of advanced technology, high risk, and rapid-growth initiatives, at companies such as Aristocrat, Tenable, Visa and Nokia. While at Aristocrat, Ben built a world-class global cybersecurity program from the ground up as part of a digital transformation. As a senior cybersecurity executive at Visa, Ben was responsible for developing and leading Visa’s Global Attack Surface Management Team and capability. Prior to Visa, he led all security programs for Nokia corporate IT as the Global Head of IT Security. Ben holds a certificate in Risk & Information Systems Control (CRISC), is a Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE).

Jason Albuquerque

Jason Albuquerque – Chief Operating Officer at Envision Technologies


Jason Albuquerque is the COO of Envision Technologies.

Matt Alderman

Matt Alderman – Executive Director at CyberRisk Alliance


Strategic Advisor at Automox, security consultant, and wizard of entrepreneurship.


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