Ms. Angela McKay is Director of Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy in the Global Security Strategy and Diplomacy (GSSD) team at Microsoft. As part of GSSD, she leverages her 15+ years of experience to address complex global challenges and drive strategic change, both within Microsoft and externally, to advance trust in the computing ecosystem. Ms. McKay leads Microsoft’s cybersecurity policy work in the U.S. She also engages internationally with industry, governments, and civil society to improve security and stability of the computing ecosystem for users around the world. Ms. McKay combines her technical expertise and public policy acumen with insights on technological, demographic, and economic trends to develop policies that support development, growth, and innovation, and advance security, privacy, and trust in the Information Age.
Ms. McKay also serves as Chair of the Information Technology (IT) Sector Coordinating Council, the public private partnership for the IT industry to work with the U.S. Government on critical infrastructure protection and cybersecurity, and Microsoft’s Point of Contact for the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC), which provides the President advice and expertise to help maintain secure and resilient communications. Before returning to Washington D.C., Ms. McKay’s focus was increasing cybersecurity capacity in developing and emerging economies.
Prior to joining Microsoft in 2008, she served in several key roles at Booz Allen Hamilton supporting the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Cybersecurity and Communications for over five years. From 1999 through 2003, Ms. McKay served as an outside plant engineer for BellSouth Telecommunications, developing process and performance improvements for engineering voice and data communication services and testifying on behalf of the company before public utilities commissions. Ms. McKay holds a Bachelor’s of Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.