Tom Galvin is a member of ITIF's board.
He is based in Washington, DC and has been active in Internet security and safety issues for over a decade. As Executive Director of Digital Citizens, Tom is focused on bringing a voice to consumers, including those who have been victimized online. By putting a face on the victims of online crime, Digital Citizens will serve our fellow citizens and issue a wake-up call to policymakers and Internet companies that they must do more to protect us.
Prior to founding 463 Communications, Tom served as Vice President of Government Relations and Communications at VeriSign, where he was responsible for driving strategy with policy makers regarding homeland security, Internet security and telecommunications policy. Before working at VeriSign, Tom created a Washington, DC communications office for Cisco Systems just as the company launched a nationwide branding campaign. Tom also spent over a decade as a political journalist.
Recent Events and Presentations
Unboxing the Piracy Threat of Streaming Media Boxes
Please join ITIF for a panel discussion on the challenges associated with piracy from streaming media boxes, its impact on the creative industry, and steps policymakers can take to protect lawful U.S. businesses.
Stealing for Profit: A Close Look at the Revenue of Online Piracy Websites
Join ITIF for a presentation from David Price, head of piracy intelligence at the UK firm NetNames, who will present the first major assessment of how much ad revenue is generated by piracy websites.
Where Does the U.S. Really Stand in Broadband and Why?
We have heard for years that the U.S. lags behind many other countries when it comes to broadband. But just how far behind are we and why?
The Need for Speed: The Importance of Next-Generation Broadband Networks
ITIF release a report on the need for next-generation broadband in the United States.