The Sightline Security team works together to show nonprofits a customized, viable path to protecting their data and the data of the people they serve. We are here to stand with you and to help you to embrace cybersecurity with confidence.
Founder and CEO
Kelley Misata, Ph.D
Founder and CEO
Selected as a finalist for 2021 Cybersecurity Woman of the Year, Dr. Kelley Misata’s professional experience has made her an expert in advocacy, policy discussion, and fundraising, but her path to cybersecurity has not been a traditional one. She survived years of cyberstalking, reaching out to nonprofits for help and finding little. That experience, however, does not define her. What comes afterward does. Though she holds a Masters Degree in Marketing, she earned a Ph.D. in Information Security from Purdue University, focusing her dissertation on cybersecurity preparedness of nonprofits working with victims of violence. Today, she is using her 15 years of business leadership and her unique perspective to change how nonprofits understand and address cybersecurity. Kelley serves as the Executive Director of The Open Information Security Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to building open source security technologies. Sightline Security is Dr. Misata’s compelling vision for a world in which nonprofits realize what is at stake and know how to protect themselves.
Chief Financial Officer (volunteer)
Director of Outreach
Head of Technology and Strategy (volunteer)
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors actively supports the work of Sightline Security and provides mission-based leadership and strategic governance.
Michelle is Strategic Advisory and Founding Partner for Privatus Consulting and Co-Founder and CEO of Zen Data Privacy, Inc.
CFO and Director
Michael has more than 30 years of experience in accounting and financial services. He is President of Caputo & Co, a certified public accounting firm that was established in 1970.
Eugene H. Spafford, Ph.D.
Eugene is a professor and the founder of the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security at Purdue University.
Jack founded and sold three successful cybersecurity software companies and holds 12 patents in the space. He is currently doing freelance advising for startups and investors.
Jim is a digital health pioneer with an extensive career developing disruptive consumer-oriented digital health, medical, and wellness experiences. He is currently CEO of Claire Holdings, Inc.
Our Advocacy and Advisory Council is a volunteer group formed to support and advise Sightline Security’s Board of Directors and executive staff.
Fellow and Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School; Chief of Security Architecture, Inrupt, Inc.
Founding Partner at Security Curve
Global Lead - Risk & Controls Assurance Engineering for Google Cloud
CTO and Founding Partner at Security Curve
Jason Kichen Vice President of Advanced Security Concepts at eSentire
President of The Global Forum on Cyber Expertise Foundation; Former top US Cyber Diplomat
Founding Director, MS in Cybersecurity Policy & Governance at Boston College
Head of Advisory CISOS, Duo Security at Cisco
Principal, W2 Communications
Director of IT Service Operations, Steel Root