Ms. McKay leads Microsoft’s public policy work on cybersecurity, cloud security, and norms, and on public sector use of cloud. She focuses on driving strategic change, both within Microsoft and externally, to advance trust in the computing ecosystem. Her team includes professionals working on these topics across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S.
Ms. McKay combines technical expertise and public policy acumen to develop policies that improve security and stability of cyberspace, and support development, growth, and innovation. She serves on the Board of Councilors for the East West Institute, a think tank focused on international conflict resolution, and as Microsoft’s Point of Contact for the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, which provides the President of the United States with recommendations to maintain reliable, secure, and resilient communications.
Ms. McKay previously led Microsoft’s cybersecurity policy work in the U.S., and its work to increase cybersecurity capacity internationally. Before joining Microsoft in 2008, she worked at Booz Allen Hamilton on cybersecurity policy and communications resiliency, and at BellSouth Telecommunications as an engineer. Ms. McKay holds a Bachelor’s of Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
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