Marsali Hancock is the founding president of iKeepSafe.org, an international network of more than 100 policy leaders, educators, law enforcement workers, technology experts and advocates that help track internet-connected devices’ effects on children. The nonprofit group conducts research and convenes stakeholders in order to provide resources and guidance for parents, educators, industry and policymakers.
In her role, Ms. Hancock engages with both national and international groups on digital citizenship issues, which include cyber safety, security, ethics and responsibility. She manages iKeepSafe’s business development, strategic plans, and partnerships. In 2009, she received the FOSI Award for Outstanding Achievement.
Ms. Hancock has directed initiatives with the Department of Justice, Deparment of Education, the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT), EduSummit, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Child Online Protection Group (COP) and others. She has developed content and initiatives in multiple states across the county. Additionally, Marsali has served on industry consumer advisory boards and participated with online safety committees for industry leaders: AT&T, Verizon, CCI, Comcast, Yahoo, Microsoft, Google, AOL, Symantec and others.
Ms. Hancock has assisted in the development of safe internet practices in multiple countries around the world, overseeing the development of tools that help create a positive digital culture for youth online. She interviews regularly with major media outlets on digital citizenship issues and lives in Arlington, Virginia. She enjoys violin performance, gardening, and traveling with her children.