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Edward Jones CISO Scott Benson Joins NTSC Board of Directors

Monday, January 11, 2021

ATLANTA, GA (January 11, 2021) – Scott Benson, Chief Information Security Officer and General Partner at Edward Jones, has been appointed to serve on the National Technology Security Coalition’s (NTSC) Board of Directors. Representing the financial services industry, Scott 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.

“More than most industries, financial services companies have often been on the cutting edge of cybersecurity, data privacy, and compliance because of the stringent demands to protect customers,” said Scott. “The lessons I’ve learned during my experience in the financial services sector have taught me the importance of working with the federal government to ensure the right legislation, regulations, and policies help cybersecurity for all industries. The NTSC’s industry-agnostic, nonpartisan approach to improving national cybersecurity policy is critically important for the challenges we face today. I am honored to join the NTSC Board of Directors, work with my CISO peers, and help affect positive change to cybersecurity policy nationally.”

Scott has spent over 20 years in the information security field in various lines of defense. Previously a CISO for a large financial institution headquartered in Chicago, he has an extensive background with information security frameworks, cyber defense, intrusion detection, and incident response. Benson also worked extensively with various banking regulatory agencies throughout his career. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a member of the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2.

“Scott’s familiarity and experience with information security and regulations as the CISO of a Fortune 500 company gives him unique insight into the issues and challenges that the NTSC seeks to address,” said Patrick Gaul, Executive Director of the NTSC. “We need the expertise and insights of prominent CISO leaders such as Scott to help us advance our policy priorities and talk to lawmakers in Washington, D.C. I appreciate that he’s stepped into this role as a member of the NTSC Board of Directors, and I look forward to working with him in 2021.”

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 roundtables, and our National CISO Policy Conference.

Scott joins a prestigious board of CISOs representing leading companies including Aaron’s, Inc., Aflac, Comcast Cable, Dollar Tree, Eli Lilly and Company, Ellie Mae, Equifax, Globe Life, Graham Holdings, Hearst, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services, Huntington Bank, Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase, Labcorp, Mastercard, McKesson, Microsoft, Motorola Mobility, NCR, Oceaneering, Ohio State University, Sage Group, Synovus, TaxSlayer, Technology Association of Georgia, TransUnion, Unisys, US Bank, Voya Financial, and Western Digital.

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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