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DHS Deputy Assistant Secretary Rick Driggers to Speak at NTSC Northeast Regional CISO Policy Roundtable

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

DHS Deputy Assistant Secretary Rick Driggers to Speak at NTSC Northeast Regional CISO Policy Roundtable

ATLANTA, GA (January 31, 2018) – Rick Driggers, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), will speak at the NTSC Northeast Regional CISO Policy Roundtable on February 21, 2018 in New York City about U.S. cyber threat intelligence sharing.

Currently, Driggers serves as the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C) where he supports the development and implementation of operational programs designed to strengthen the security and resilience of the nation’s critical infrastructure. Prior to this position, Driggers served as the Principal Deputy Director for Operations for the NCCIC. Joining the DHS in 2003, he has served in a variety of roles including Chief Technology Officer for the NPPD.

“CISOs often have a lot of questions and concerns related to public-private sector information sharing, especially because the information shared can positively enhance how companies fend off significant cyberattacks,” said Patrick Gaul, Executive Director of the NTSC. “Having someone like Rick at our Northeast Regional CISO Policy Roundtable talking to CISOs about the intricacies of information sharing programs such as CISCP and AIS is incredibly helpful for their companies and industries. Rick’s background with DHS, expertise in information security, and distinguished military career all make him a perfect speaker at our invitation-only event that’s focused on cyber trends in national security and cyber threat intelligence sharing.”

As an invitation-only event for CISOs and senior cybersecurity policy stakeholders, the NTSC Northeast Regional CISO Policy Roundtable serves as part of our mission to provide a platform for CISOs to advocate for beneficial legislative and regulatory cybersecurity policies. Those interested in adding their voice to the national cybersecurity dialogue as a CISO, sponsor, or contributing expert can visit to learn more about ways to contribute and participate in our events.

About DHS

The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face. This requires the dedication of more than 240,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector. Our duties are wide-ranging, and our goal is clear—keeping America safe.

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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Point of Contact: NTSC Associate Director

Kimberly Steele