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Cisco Systems Senior CISO Advisor Bruce Brody Joins the NTSC Board of Director's

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

ATLANTA (July 7, 2021) – Bruce Brody, Cybersecurity and Risk Management Executive, thought leader, and Senior CISO Advisor for Cisco Systems has been appointed to serve on the National Technology Security Coalition’s (NTSC) Board of Directors.

Representing the telecommunications services industry, Brody will help influence the strategic direction of the NTSC and join CISOs who represent a broad cross-section of enterprise companies. These CISOs have a vested interest in protecting the security of their customers and employees through policies that improve national cybersecurity standards and awareness.

“I’m excited to share that I’m joining the board of the National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC). As a CISO Advisor at Cisco Secure, I’m looking forward to bringing my 30 years of cybersecurity experience to bear on a large community of Chief Information Security Officers around the world. This is a great opportunity to bring my specific background as a former Federal Chief Information Security Officer to this valuable community and contribute to what the NTSC already brings to the cybersecurity legislative and policy deliberations at the national level. Thank you to the NTSC for appointing me - I look forward to achieving great things together.”

Bruce is a highly experienced, executive-level Chief Information Security Officer and subject matter expert on cybersecurity and risk management. As a senior member of the CISO Advisory Team at Cisco Systems, Bruce works closely with CISOs across the nation and brings a strong public sector background that compliments his work within the private sector.

“The NTSC is heavily focused on strengthening the public/private sector partnership and we plan to leverage Bruce’s experience as the first Senior Executive Service (SES) Chief Information Security Officer in the Federal Government at the Department of Veterans Affairs and later as the Chief Information Security Officer for the U.S. Department of Energy in that effort” said Patrick Gaul, Executive Director at the NTSC”

Brody has also served in a variety of executive positions in private industry, including Vice President for Information Assurance at CACI, Chief Cyber Security Strategist at Paradigm Solutions, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at DRS Leonardo, and Chief Cybersecurity Strategist and CISO for Cubic Global Defense.

‘His thought leadership and transformative work at multiple companies makes him a perfect addition to our stellar group of CISOs on the NTSC Board of Directors, and we are delighted to welcome Bruce as a board member.”

The NTSC provides a platform for CISOs to advocate for beneficial legislative and regulatory policies. We encourage dialogue about cybersecurity issues, laws, and regulations through advocacy engagement with congressional members, regional CISO policy round tables, and our National CISO Policy Conference.

Brody joins a prestigious board of CISOs representing leading companies including Aaron’s, Inc., Aflac, Arizona State University, BNP Paribus, Cardinal Health, Comcast, Dollar Tree, Edward Jones Investments, Eli Lilly & Company, Eonia Consulting, Equifax, Globe Life, Graham Holdings, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services, Hearst, Huntington Bank, ICE, Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase & Co., LabCorp, Mastercard, Microsoft Corporation, McKesson, Motorola Mobility, NCR, NeilsenIQ, Oceaneering, RedSeal, Inc., Republic National Distributing Company, The Sage Group, State Street, Synovus, TaxSlayer, Technology Association of Georgia, TransUnion, Unisys, U.S. Bank, Voya Financial, and Western Digital.

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About the National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC)

The National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC) 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.

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