WASHINGTON, D.C. July 14, 2015—The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a non-profit public-private partnership focused on helping all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online, today announced the addition of PKWARE encryption expert, Matt Little, to its Board of Directors.

Little is the vice president of product development at PKWARE, where he oversees the planning, development and lifecycle management of PKWARE’s “Smart Encryption” software and solutions. A self-professed “technologist at heart,” Little has more than a decade of experience in developing encryption software and empowering businesses to share information securely and easily. Little’s breadth of hands-on experience in business security software offers a new perspective to the NCSA Board of Directors.

PKWARE is a leader in encryption and data protection software. Almost everyone in today’s ever-growing digital workforce has used the company’s innovations when they have sent or stored their files,” said Michael Kaiser, NCSA’s executive director. “Having Matt on the NCSA Board adds another extremely important layer of expertise to our leadership ‒ especially in the area of encryption and the ability to protect data, which is top of mind for all digital citizens. NCSA looks forward to a productive, collaborative and long-standing relationship with PKWARE. We are grateful to have Matt’s deep knowledge base in product development and fortunate to have representation from the frontrunner in encryption on our board.

V. Miller Newton, PKWARE CEO and President, said: “We are enthusiastic about the range of vital data security awareness programs coming out of NCSA and consider it an honor to join its impressive leadership board. Matt is an integral member of our team and I’m positive his perspective on encryption will amplify a larger, intelligent conversation on data security among NCSA members and out to businesses and the public.”

Prior to his development and business systems experience at PKWARE, Little worked for Compuware and Johnson Controls. He graduated from Marquette University with a bachelor’s degree in computer science. He is also a frequent source on encryption and data security topics for industry and regional publications.

About The National Cyber Security Alliance

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) is the nation's leading nonprofit public-private partnership promoting the safe and secure use of the Internet. Working with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), private sector sponsors and nonprofit collaborators to promote cybersecurity awareness, NCSA board members include representatives from ADP, AT&T, Bank of America, Comcast Corporation, EMC Corporation, ESET, Facebook, Google, Intel, Logical Operations, McAfee, Microsoft, PayPal, PKWARE, Raytheon, Symantec, Verizon and Visa. Through collaboration with the government, corporate, nonprofit and academic sectors, NCSA’s mission is to educate and empower a digital citizenry to use the Internet securely and safely, protect themselves and the technology they use, and protect the digital assets we all share. NCSA leads initiatives for STOP.THINK.CONNECT., a global cybersecurity awareness campaign to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online; Data Privacy Day, celebrated annually on January 28 and National Cyber Security Awareness Month, launched every October. For more information on NCSA, please visit staysafeonline.org/about-us/overview.


PKWARE provides Smart Encryption software and solutions to armor business data at its core, eliminating vulnerabilities everywhere data is used, shared or stored. Smart Encryption is easily embedded and managed without changing the way people work. For nearly three decades, PKWARE has provided security and compression software to more than 30,000 enterprise customers, including 200 government entities. PKWARE is based in Milwaukee with offices in London, New York City, and Dayton, Ohio. For ways businesses are protecting themselves with encryption as well as security insight from Matt Little, visit: www.pkware.com.

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