The National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) announced Wednesday the addition of three new esteemed board members, adding to the diverse and respected leadership of the organization. The NCC welcomed attorney and author Mark D. Rasch; Ray Yepes, CISO, State of Colorado and representative of Colorado Governor Jared Polis to the NCC Board; and Gretchen Bliss, Director of Cybersecurity Programs at University of Colorado Colorado Springs.
“Our leadership has had a remarkable impact as the NCC takes action against cybersecurity threats posed to our nation,” said Harry D. Raduege, Lt. Gen USAF (Ret.), President and CEO of the NCC. “With the latest additions to our board of directors, the NCC mission is further empowered to transform our nation’s ability to detect, protect, and deter threats.”
An expert in cybersecurity and data privacy, Mark D. Rasch is a seasoned cybersecurity professional, attorney, law professor, and policy wonk with over three decades of experience. At the US Department of Justice, he created the cyber-forensics practice and computer crime unit, which investigates and prosecutes high-profile computer hacker cases, such as the Cornell Internet worm and the Boston Craigslist Killer. He advises Fortune 100 companies on international cybersecurity, privacy compliance issues, cloud security, IoT, AI, and machine learning. Mark is also a prolific writer, public speaker, teacher, and media personality, advising top media outlets like CNN, NBC, BBC, CBC, and others on issues related to the use of the Internet.