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Graham Holdings CISO Stacey Halota Joins NTSC Board of Directors

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

ATLANTA, GA (January 19, 2021) – Stacey Halota, Vice President, Information Security and Privacy at Graham Holdings, has been appointed to serve on the National Technology Security Coalition’s (NTSC) Board of Directors. Representing the media industry, Halota 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.

“As the United States continues to develop comprehensive data privacy and security laws at the federal and state level, CISOs need to be involved when legislators and policymakers create these bills,” said Halota. “Working with security executives across all industries is needed to ensure that security and privacy legislation both protects consumers while providing practical requirements for businesses to follow. The NTSC gives security executives a seat at the table when it comes to engaging lawmakers in Washington, D.C. along with providing a platform for debating, discussing, and taking action on the most important cybersecurity policy priorities today. I am honored to join the NTSC Board of Directors and contribute my voice to this important dialogue.”

Halota joined Graham Holdings Company (then The Washington Post Company) in 2003. She leads the development and implementation of information security and privacy programs, including Sarbanes Oxley, privacy law, Payment Card Industry compliance, and other data protection efforts. Halota has more than 25 years of experience in the information technology, security, and privacy fields. Before joining Graham Holdings, she served as the federal government and southeast region leader of Guardent (now part of Verisign), a security and privacy consulting and managed security services company. Prior to Guardent, she worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Technology Risk Services consulting practice. She is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP). She serves on the advisory boards of CyberVista, Y/L Ventures, and the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals.

“Stacey’s cybersecurity expertise covers a wide range of areas including data privacy, federal compliance, and information security,” said Patrick Gaul, Executive Director of the NTSC. “Her insights, derived from her award-winning work and experience, will help the NTSC in its articulation of policy priorities going into 2021, especially as the 117th Congress is sure to tackle federal data privacy legislation over the next two years. The input of executives such as Stacey enriches the NTSC with diverse viewpoints that helps us lead the national discussion about cybersecurity policy and bring informed discussion to lawmakers in Washington, D.C. We welcome Stacey to the NTSC Board of Directors and I look forward to working with her 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.

Halota 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, 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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