(l-r) NTSC Associate Director Kimberly Steele, Lieutenant General Kevin McLaughlin (Ret.) (McLaughlin Global Associates), Joshua Koplik (CISO, IAC/InterActiveCorp), DHS Deputy Assistant Secretary Rick Driggers, and NTSC Executive Director Patrick Gaul
ATLANTA, GA (March 20, 2018) – At the National Technology Security Coalition’s Northeast Regional CISO Policy Roundtable on February 21, 2018 in New York City, CISOs discussed cyber trends in national security and cyber threat intelligence sharing with Lieutenant General Kevin McLaughlin (Ret.) of McLaughlin Global Associates and DHS Deputy Assistant Secretary Rick Driggers.
Hosted by NTSC Board Member Joshua Koplik, CISO of IAC/InterActiveCorp, the discussion delved deep into voluntary public-private cybersecurity challenges and opportunities. Lieutenant General Kevin McLaughlin (Ret.) first led the discussion by providing a comprehensive overview of the current capabilities and operations of USCYBERCOM. Given the ever-evolving cybersecurity threat landscape, CISOs discussed the implications of General McLaughlin’s prediction that USCYBERCOM will mature the nation’s military cyber operations platform.
Deputy Secretary Driggers highlighted the services DHS provides to the private sector including automated indicator sharing, incident response, and critical infrastructure vulnerability assessments. He also shared insights regarding the latest processes and mechanisms of DHS’s CISCP and AIS information sharing programs. CISOs had many questions about incident response processes, security clearances, and the role of the DHS that were addressed by Deputy Secretary Driggers, which led to a productive dialogue around ways the NTSC can assist in promoting public-private sector cyber threat intelligence interactions.
“As we address the cybersecurity issues facing the nation, we need the federal government and private sector working together,” said Patrick Gaul, Executive Director of the NTSC. “One of the NTSC’s most important objectives is to encourage and enable dialogue between the public and private sector about areas such as national security and cyber threat intelligence sharing. Historically, there has been some distrust and wariness on both sides, but the reality is it’s going to take a collective effort to meet the cyber challenges ahead of us. With the positive dialogue I heard at the Northeast Regional CISO Policy Roundtable, I am much more optimistic that CISOs and federal agencies will start communicating more, find common ground, and work together to help make both businesses and our nation safer.”
An invitation-only event for CISOs and senior cybersecurity policy stakeholders, the NTSC’s Regional CISO Policy Roundtables serve as part of our mission to provide a platform for CISOs to discuss and advocate for beneficial legislative and regulatory cybersecurity policies. We encourage dialogue about cybersecurity issues, laws, and regulations through advocacy engagement with congressional members, regional CISO policy roundtables, and an annual DC Fly-In as part of the NTSC National CISO Policy Conference.
Our prestigious board of CISOs represents leading companies including Aaron’s, Aetna, Aflac, AutoNation, Cox Automotive, Discover Financial Services, Dollar Tree, Ellie Mae, Epsilon, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services, Huntington Bank, IAC/InterActiveCorp, Johnson & Johnson, Jones Day, Mastercard, MoneyGram International, Motorola Mobility, NCR, Synovus, TaxSlayer, Torchmark, TransUnion, Turner, United Airlines, US Bank, Voya Financial, and Worldpay.
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.