Cybersecurity Leader Suzanne Spaulding Joins AMI Board of Directors
From 2013 to 2017, Spaulding served as undersecretary appointed by the Senate and confirmed by the Senate for the National Directorate of Protection and Programs (now known as the Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency, or CISA) at DHS, overseeing a $ 3 billion budget and a workforce of more than 18,000 people to strengthen cybersecurity and protect critical U.S. infrastructure.
At DHS, Spaulding worked extensively with CEOs and other industry executives to understand cyber threats and manage risks. He collaborated with foreign governments on critical infrastructure and cybersecurity issues and oversaw chemical industry security regulation, biometrics and identity management, emergency communications, and the Federal Protection Service. Spaulding was a board member of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), the independent authority established by Congress to build the country’s first national broadband network exclusively for public safety use.
“AMI’s core technologies are at the heart of almost every computer ecosystem in the world. We keep the world’s computer systems online and secure,” he says. Sanjoy Maity, CEO of AMI. “With the addition of Suzanne, the world leader in cybersecurity, our advice is stronger than ever and will help shape the future of firmware security.”
Spaulding served in both the Democratic and Republican presidential administrations and on both sides of the aisle in Congress. She served as an advisor to the Aspen Institute, the American Bar Association, George Washington University i Hardvard Universityamong other organizations, and is a member of the National Security Expert Group.
“I am proud to lend my experience to an industry leader like AMI. During my more than 40 years in the private sector and government, the world has experienced tremendous growth in the scale and frequency of As a result, government and industry realize that securing firmware is critical to the overall security of the public and private sectors, and because AMI has been a leader in promoting firmware security, I’m proud to contribute to the continuation of these efforts, “says Spaulding.
Spaulding has been a frequent public media commentator and was regularly asked to testify before Congress on national security issues. Spaulding won his JD and BA at University of Virginia.
AMI is Firmware reimagined for modern computing. As a global leader in dynamic firmware for security, orchestration, and management solutions, AMI enables the world’s computing platforms from on-premises to cloud-to-end installations. Industry-leading AMI core technology and unwavering customer support have generated lasting partnerships and stimulated innovation for some of the leading brands in the high-tech industry. AMI is also a critical provider for the Open Compute ecosystem and is a member of numerous industry associations and standards groups, such as the Unified EFI Forum (UEFI), PICMG, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), National Cybersecurity Excellence Partnership (NCEP) and the Trusted Computing Group (TCG).