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Advisory Committee Statement from NTSC Executive Director

Thursday, December 16, 2021

WASHINGTON - Last week, Patrick Gaul, Executive Director of the National Technology Security Coalition, released the following statement during the first meeting of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Administration’s Cybersecurity Advisory Committee.

“Good afternoon. As the executive director of the National Technology Security Coalition, or NTSC, the organization that spearheaded the creation of the Advisory Committee, I am both proud and excited to see it operational. I am eager to see the Advisory Committee demonstrate its value to Director Easterly, CISA, and the nation.

I am also proud that NTSC board members Marene Allison of Johnson & Johnson and Ron Green of Mastercard are members of the Advisory Committee. Marene and Ron are preeminent in the field, and I know their contributions will be vital. I would also like to congratulate JPMorgan Chase and Microsoft for their membership on the Advisory Committee, as they both have a board presence with the NTSC as well.

As the only national organization representing the chief information security officer, or CISO, we are eager to make our voice heard. CISOs work every day on the front lines to combat cyber threats and maintain our collective national security. I believe there is no one who understands cybersecurity better than those that practice it every day and who are also on the forefront of implementing national policy and regulatory requirements. In most large companies, the CISO role has become a member of the ‘C’ Suite and the member trusted to protect the interest of the company and the customers.

We look forward to watching the committee engage the cyber challenges ahead of us and we also sincerely hope as the committee expands more CISOs will have an opportunity to serve, and the NTSC stands ready to support the committee if needed. Thank you.”

The National Technology Security Coalition is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that serves as the preeminent advocacy voice for Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) across the nation. Through dialogue, education, and government relations, we unite both public and private sector stakeholders around policies that improve national cybersecurity standards and awareness.

Contact: Patrick Gaul, Executive Director

Phone: (404) 457-4329


Twitter: @NTSC_CISO