WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) has named Nadia Short, Vice President and General Manager of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems' Cyber Division, to its board directors. Short joins representatives from AT&T, ADP, Cisco, EMC, Google, Lockheed Martin, McAfee, Microsoft, SAIC, Symantec and Visa in helping bring awareness to cyber security and Internet safety.
NCSA is a nonprofit, public-private partnership focused on educating and raising awareness for cyber security to help a digital citizenry stay safe and secure. It works across government, private, nonprofit and academic organizations toward that mission.
"Nadia Short has been working to protect critical infrastructure and ensure the integrity of electronic communications for her entire career," said NCSA Executive Director Michael Kaiser. "We are delighted to welcome Nadia to our board and look forward to working with her to keep citizens protected from cyber crimes."
"Cyber security now affects everyone. We are moving toward a post-desktop computer era, where our interaction with cyberspace is becoming seamless in our daily lives," Short said. "We believe in the mission of the NCSA and I look forward to working with its board to increase cyber security awareness and Internet safety."
At General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Short oversees the day-to-day operations and strategy development of the company's Cyber Division, which delivers comprehensive cyber solutions and services that help strengthen national security. Prior to joining General Dynamics in 1996, Short served in the U.S. Army for 14 years as a Chief Warrant Officer for the U.S. Army Signal Corps.
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is a provider of cyber tools and solutions for defense, intelligence, homeland security communities and commercial customers. As the prime contractor at the Department of Homeland Security's United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) program since its launch in 2003, General Dynamics provides expertise and domain experience in protecting ".gov", the nation's Internet infrastructure. The company also provides trained analysts and technology support as the prime contractor at the Department of Defense's Cyber Crime Center (DC3).