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Eli Lilly and Company CISO Meredith Harper Joins NTSC Board of Directors

Monday, October 19, 2020

ATLANTA (October 19, 2020) – Meredith Harper, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Eli Lilly and Company, has been appointed to serve on the National Technology Security Coalition’s (NTSC) Board of Directors. Representing the healthcare industry, Harper 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.

“Over the past few years, I have seen the convergence of privacy and security increasing as both areas become more prominent in the public eye,” said Harper. “Now is the time for CISOs to step up and help educate legislators and policymakers about these complex, difficult areas so that they develop laws, regulations, and policies that both protect consumers and make sense for businesses. The NTSC is that rare organization advocating for the voice of the CISO in Washington, D.C., gathering together CISOs across all industries and consistently tackling important policy priorities related to national cybersecurity policy. I am honored to join the NTSC Board of Directors alongside my distinguished peers.”

As Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Lilly, Harper is responsible for the company’s global information security program. Prior to joining Lilly in 2018 as Senior Director, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, she served as Chief Information Privacy and Security Officer at Henry Ford Health System, where she had ultimate responsibility for the protection of Henry Ford’s provider, insurance, retail, and research businesses.

Harper is an active member of the Health Care Compliance Association, where she holds dual certifications in healthcare compliance and privacy. She is certified as a Healthcare Information Security & Privacy Practitioner through the International Information System Security Certification Consortium Inc. and a Certified Information Security Manager through the Information Systems Audit and Control Association. Harper also serves on several advisory boards in support of empowering women and minorities to embark upon careers in technology, especially in information security.

“During this past year, the NTSC has focused a lot of its energy and efforts on defining its position related to federal data privacy, and we will need the best minds on our board to continue guiding us as privacy evolves into 2021,” said Patrick Gaul, Executive Director of the NTSC. “Data privacy is only one of many areas where Meredith excels in her CISO career, and her extensive experience in the healthcare industry will be a welcome addition to our board. We are also excited about her passion for diversity in workforce development, a special policy priority of the NTSC’s. Having someone of Meredith’s caliber joining our Board of Directors will help contribute overall to our governmental affairs strategy.”

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.

Harper joins a prestigious board of CISOs representing leading companies including Aaron’s, Inc., Aflac, Dollar Tree, Ellie Mae, Equifax, Globe Life, Hearst, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services, Huntington Bank, Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase, Labcorp, Mastercard, McKesson, Microsoft, Motorola Mobility, NCR, Oceaneering, Ohio State University, Sage Group, State Street, 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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