ATLANTA, GA (November 7, 2018) – Sean Martin, Editor-in-Chief of ITSPmagazine, has joined the National Technology Security Coalition’s (NTSC) Advisory Council. The NTSC Advisory Council serves as a forum for national cybersecurity policy leaders, technology executives, and vendor companies to discuss national policy issues that impact their ability to conduct business. They also help guide the NTSC Board’s involvement with advocacy initiatives.
“Through my information security publishing, speaking, and podcasting roles, I am regularly hearing from security executives and thought leaders about issues related to risk management, governance and compliance as part of their mix of business concerns,” said Martin, a five-term CISSP. “When it comes to information security and privacy, we all have an active role to play. Yet, while cybersecurity leaders can directly affect specific strategic and technical aspects of security within an organization, they are heavily affected by laws, policies, legislation, and standards seemingly largely outside their control. The NTSC serves a critical role in the information security ecosystem by bringing the voices of CISOs to Washington D.C. lawmakers to share many policy and compliance concerns typically overlooked when legislation and policy are created. I am honored to join the NTSC Advisory Council and look forward to doing my part in guiding this important mission as the organization continues to grow.”
An information security veteran of nearly 25 years, Martin is the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of ITSPmagazine where he oversees all aspects of the editorial elements of the online publication. Sean is also a speaker, moderator, and podcaster, with a mission to help raise awareness for cybersecurity in all aspects of our lives. Martin also instructs students on risk management and security analytics as an Advisory Board member and Adjunct Professor at the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School in Malibu, California. His articles have been published globally and cover security management, cloud computing, enterprise mobility, application security, data integrity, InfoSec awareness and education, bug bounties, governance, risk, and compliance.
“Sean has been immersed in information security for a long time through a variety of interesting experiences that span technical, business, marketing, publishing, entrepreneurial, and thought leadership roles,” said Patrick Gaul, Executive Director of the NTSC. “He’s a well-respected thinker and speaker in our industry who oversees an excellent information security publication. His areas of focus and security expertise across multiple industries overlap a great deal with many aspects of the NTSC mission, and we welcome Sean’s participation and insights as a member of our NTSC Advisory Council.”
The NTSC Advisory Council plays a key role in driving the national dialogue in respect to promoting the development of technology security solutions and policies. The Advisory Council serves as the ombudsman helping to connect the NTSC Board of Directors to relevant service providers, sponsors, policy experts, educators, practitioners, security authorities, and other stakeholders. Through its expertise and guidance, the Advisory Council supports the advancement of the NTSC and helps assure that the organization achieves its mission.
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.