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LabCorp CISO Jim Nelms Joins NTSC Board of Directors

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Jim Nelms, CISO, LabcorpATLANTA (May 6, 2020) – Jim Nelms, Chief Information Security Officer at LabCorp, has been appointed to serve on the National Technology Security Coalition’s (NTSC) Board of Directors. Representing the healthcare industry, Nelms 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 CISOs manage and minimize cybersecurity risk for organizations, they face unique challenges,” said Nelms. “Network complexity and data distribution are increasing exponentially, which makes aligning technology investments with forward-looking business strategies equally complex. It’s important that regulations and legislation support the important issues that protect businesses and the consumers they serve. I am happy to join the NTSC’s Board of Directors and look forward to working with my peers to help advance beneficial cybersecurity regulations and legislation.”

As LabCorp’s first Chief Information Security Officer and Vice President of IT Risk Management, Nelms is responsible for all cyber risk and protection worldwide. Leading a large team of information security professionals, Nelms has built an advanced Office of Information Security (OIS) that is integrated across all business operations. Previous to LabCorp, Nelms was the first Chief Information Security Officer for the Mayo Clinic and the first Chief Information Security Officer for The World Bank. He has been an information security and risk management practitioner for more than 30 years, with broad experience in all aspects of creating, transforming, and sustaining architectures for protecting organizations and their information assets.

“Jim’s impressive experience ranges from the boardroom to the technical complexities of an information security practitioner, and he’s served as a CISO at large companies in both the financial services and healthcare industries,” said Patrick Gaul, Executive Director of the NTSC. “He understands the pressures that CISOs work under as they seek to minimize risk within their organizations. With his deep cross-industry expertise and comfort talking to C-level execs, as well as technical practitioners, I’m excited for Jim to join the NTSC Board of Directors and help us with our policy priorities in 2020.”

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.

Nelms joins a prestigious board of CISOs representing leading companies including Aaron’s, Aflac, Carrier, DocuSign, Dollar Tree, Ellie Mae, Freddie Mac, Globe Life, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services, Huntington Bank, Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase, loanDepot, Mastercard, McKesson, Microsoft, Motorola Mobility, NCR, Oceaneering, Ohio State University, Sage Group, Synovus, TaxSlayer, Technology Association of Georgia, TransUnion, Unisys, US Bank, VF Corporation, Voya Financial, WarnerMedia, 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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