On September 22, 2021, the NTSC hosted our 4th Annual National CISO Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference started Tuesday with a private lunch with a key congressional leader and his staff. We then held our annual face-to-face board meeting with both Policy Council and Advisory Council members joining us as we discussed the remainder of 2021 and began planning for 2022. Wednesday morning we were honored to have CISA Director Jen Easterly open the conference, followed by an array of impressive speakers with Rear Admiral (Ret.) Mark Montgomery, the Executive Director of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission closing the program. Finally, on Thursday, we hosted our legislative day, meeting with congressional leaders and their staff to discuss issues ranging from incident reporting to national data breach notification legislation. We encourage you to watch as members of Congress and federal regulatory leaders discuss national cybersecurity policy issues affecting the CISO community and their organizations with CISO's and senior technology security executives from across the nation.
On July 15, 2021, the NTSC had the distinct honor of hosting a Fireside Chat with Rear Admiral (Ret.) Mark Montgomery, a member of the National Security Council and Executive Director of the National Cyberspace Solarium Commission. In this fireside chat, Pete Chronis, Managing Director of Eonia Consulting, NTSC Co-Founder and Board Member, sat down with Mark to discuss the evolution of cybersecurity threats, the mission of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission and the Biden Administration’s strategy to address cybersecurity threats. I know that it is sometimes difficult to carve out an hour to watch a webinar, but I promise you that this is one you do not want to ignore. Mark is uniquely positioned to comment on the current state of cybersecurity and does so with a refreshing level of candor.
On Tuesday, June 15th, Nicole Perlroth, an award winning cybersecurity journalist for the New York Times revealed how vulnerable reliance on digital convenience has made us, both individually and as a society. Nicole’s book, "This is How They Tell Me the World Ends", is a stark, necessary, thoroughly reported reminder that no matter how strong the safe is, there will always be someone who can come along and crack it. Emilian Papadopoulos, NTSC Advisory Council Member and President of Good Harbor Security Risk Management sat down with Nicole to discuss her book, the Cyber Weapons Arms Race, and a myriad of issues that are extremely topical given the current cyber climate. Nicole is a regular lecturer at the Stanford School of Business and spent years researching the cyber arms race and conducted hundreds of interviews across the globe in preparing to write "This Is How They Tell Me The World Ends."
On the heels of the White House issuing its much anticipated Executive Order on Cyber dated May 12, 2021, Emilian Papadopoulos, the President of Good Harbor Security Risk Management and NTSC Advisory Council Member, sits down with Adam Shostack, a leading expert on threat modeling, and a consultant, entrepreneur, technologist, author and a member of the BlackHat Review Board, to unpack the Cyber EO and examine the need for a Cyber Safety Review Board.
During a recent presentation to the members of the NTSC, acting CISA Director Brandon Wales noted that Zero Trust is the best way to fortify and prepare for future cyber-attacks. Today, organizations need a new security model that more effectively adapts to the complexity of the modern environment, embraces the mobile workforce, and protects people, devices, applications and data wherever they are located. During this webinar, Microsoft's Lead Cybersecurity Architect Mark Simos, Alex Weinert, Microsoft's Director of Identity Management, and Marene Allison, the CISO at Johnson & Johnson share their Zero Trust best practices along with some lessons learned from SolarWinds that you can use going forward to further protect your environment
On October 22, NTSC Executive Director Patrick Gaul was featured on James Azar’s CISO Talk podcast. During this lively conversation, Patrick and James discussed the current outlook for national data breach notification legislation, the NTSC’s data privacy framework, some ways to solve cybersecurity workforce development challenges, the importance of a strong public-private partnership, issues with cyber threat intelligence sharing, and what the post-election cyber landscape may look like on the Hill.
The inaugural episode of Cyber Shorts, a new initiative and collaboration between Roy Hadley and the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), featured NTSC Executive Director Patrick Gaul.
In this ITSP Magazine “Redefining Security” podcast (the fourth in a special NTSC series), hosted by ITSP Magazine Founder and Editor-in-Chief Sean Martin, listeners will learn about why it’s been so difficult to pass a national data breach notification law, current issues for businesses and consumers that result from a lack of a national standard, and a look at Senator Rob Portman’s (R-Ohio) draft bill as a possible path toward moving forward. Our expert guests include Melanie Ensign (Executive Communications Advisor who has worked at some of the biggest international brands entrenched in our society), Roy Hadley (Special Counsel, Adams and Reese LLP and member of the NTSC Policy Council), and Patrick Warren (Counsel at US Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations).
In this ITSP Magazine podcast (the third in a special NTSC series), hosted by ITSP Magazine Founder and Editor-in-Chief Sean Martin, listeners will learn about the definition of critical infrastructure, critical issues in protecting it, and the wider impact to national security during a conversation that spans nations, tech stack, and societal lines. Our expert guests include Juliette Kayyem, CEO and Co Founder at Grip Mobility / Security Analyst at CNN; Emilian Papadopoulos, President at Good Harbor Security Risk Management; and Mati Epstein, Head of ICS & IoT Security at CheckPoint Software.
In this ITSP Magazine podcast (the second in a special NTSC series), hosted by ITSP Magazine Founder and Editor-in-Chief Sean Martin, listeners will learn about what's causing the cybersecurity workforce shortage, ways to educate the next generation of cybersecurity workers, and how we can make cybersecurity more diverse. Our expert guests include Marci McCarthy, CEO and President at T.E.N.; Selim Aissi, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Ellie Mae; Marene Allison, World Wide VP of Information Security at Johnson and Johnson; and Darren Dillon, CTO - Secure Infrastructure at Microsoft.
In this ITSP Magazine podcast (the first in a special NTSC series), hosted by ITSP Magazine Founder and Editor-in-Chief Sean Martin, listeners will learn why preemption, enforcement, and private right to action are preventing Congress from passing a federal data privacy mandate and how to move forward past these issues. Our expert guests include Helen Patton, CISO of Ohio State University; Robert Ball, Global Privacy Officer for Ionic Security; Peter Miller, Senior Counsel at Crowell & Moring; and Jodi Daniels, Founder and CEO of Red Clover Advisors.
Executive Director Patrick Gaul discusses the NTSC's 2020 policy priorities on the first episode of the NTSC Podcast Series.
On this recent Atlanta Business Chronicle’s BIZ interview on 11Alive, Patrick Gaul, Executive Director of the National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC), talked about the repercussions of the Capital One data breach, problems with data breach notification and privacy legislation, and the outrage cycle that occurs with each major data breach.
The NTSC recently interviewed John Felker, Director of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) at DHS, about the services NCCIC provides, private sector participation in AIS, and the importance of collective defense.
At last month’s TAG / NTSC Active Cyber Defense Challenge event, we had the good fortune to feature some live interviews conducted by James Azar, host of the CyberHub Engage podcast. Listen to interviews from Franklin Donahoe (Donahoe Advisory Group), Maj. Gen. Patricia A. Frost (Ret.) (former Director of Cyber, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Army), and Julie Bryant Fisher (Technology Association of Georgia).
Recently featured on the Chick in Charge Podcast with Mary H. Parker, NTSC Executive Director Patrick Gaul talked about Georgia’s unique cyber strengths, the evolving role of the CISO, cybersecurity advice for small business owners, and the relative dearth of women in the cybersecurity profession.
In an hour-long, wide-ranging discussion with James Azar, Vice President at the Cyber Hub Summit and host of the CyberHub Engage podcast, NTSC Executive Director Patrick Gaul talks about many current cybersecurity policy issues in the podcast’s episode #10.
In this interview, Patrick talks about the moments along his career path that led him into cybersecurity, the role the NTSC plays in advocating for cybersecurity through the lens of the Chief Information Security Officer, and the NTSC’s policy priorities (including national data breach notification legislation, cyber threat intelligence sharing, and workforce development).
Patrick discusses the NTSC National CISO Policy Conference on October 5, our partnership with Atlanta Cyber Week, and our conference speaker lineup.
Our Executive Director, Patrick Gaul, recorded a podcast with "Through The Noise" in December 2016.
NTSC Executive Director Patrick Gaul recently made an appearance on Atlanta Tech Edge on NBC Affiliate WXIA-TV.