ATLANTA, GA (February 16, 2018) – Don Boian, CISO for Huntington Bank, has been appointed to serve on the National Technology Security Coalition’s (NTSC) Board of Directors. Representing the financial services industry, Boian 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.
“After spending almost 30 years with the National Security Agency (NSA), I’ve seen the nature and frequency of cyberattacks increase in aggressiveness and sophistication,” said Boian. “In my current vantage point as CISO of a Fortune 1000 company, I can see how my peers and colleagues are struggling with cybersecurity laws and regulations that sometimes hinder their ability to protect customers and their companies against such cyberattacks. The National Technology Security Coalition’s mission of helping CISOs participate in dialogue in Washington, D.C. is crucial and needed if we are going to create helpful cybersecurity policy that protects both American businesses and national security.”
In addition to his role as Chief Information Security Officer at Huntington Bank, Boian also serves as a cybersecurity consultant at the Department of Energy’s Special Technologies Laboratory. He retired from the National Security Agency in 2016 after almost 30 years of service. His roles included operational and leadership positions in both offensive and defensive cyber operations and included a Joint Duty Assignment as the Technical Director for the Chief of Operations (J3) USCYBERCOM. Boian won many awards including the Chairman Joint Chief of Staff (CJCS) Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award (CDR USCYBERCOM) in 2011.
“The NTSC engages in dialogue with many experts and policymakers who have expertise in the highest levels of national security so that we understand how the needs of CISOs complement their efforts,” said Patrick Gaul, Executive Director of the NTSC. “Having someone like Don on the NTSC Board benefits us with his detailed, nuanced insights about the role of the federal government related to national cybersecurity policy. He will help the NTSC Board better understand and develop our policy positions, and we’re extremely glad to welcome Don.”
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.
Boian joins a prestigious board of CISOs from leading companies including Aaron’s, Aetna, Aflac, AutoNation, Cox Automotive, Discover Financial Services, Dollar Tree, Ellie Mae, Epsilon, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services, 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.
Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is a regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with $102 billion of assets and a network of 958 branches and 1,860 ATMs across eight Midwestern states. Founded in 1866, The Huntington National Bank and its affiliates provide consumer, small business, commercial, treasury management, wealth management, brokerage, trust, and insurance services. Huntington also provides auto dealer, equipment finance, national settlement, and capital market services that extend beyond its core states. Visit huntington.com for more information.
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.
To learn more about joining or underwriting NTSC, visit ntsc.org