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Mishu Rahman of BNP Paribas Joins NTSC Board of Directors

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

ATLANTA, GA (January 26, 2021) – Mishu Rahman, Head of Cyber Strategy at BNP Paribas, has been appointed to serve on the National Technology Security Coalition’s (NTSC) Board of Directors. Representing the financial services industry, Rahman 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.

“From my experience leading cybersecurity for both the federal government and the private sector, I believe that the strengthening partnership between the public and private sectors is more important than ever,” said Rahman. “We are all in this together. Just look at the SolarWinds breach. Our national security, our economy, and our future is dependent on conducive partnership and cohesive risk management. I’m proud of the collaboration between industry and government (e.g. NSA, FBI, HHS, CISA) protecting the U.S. coronavirus vaccine effort. It’s important to ingest diverse information security perspectives, such as from CISOs, many of whom defend our nation’s critical infrastructure every day, share their experience from the front line, and help regulators make informed and balanced decisions on future law and policy changes. I am honored to join the NTSC Board of Directors and look forward to working with my CISO peers on such an important mission.”

As Head of Cyber Strategy at BNP Paribas, Rahman leads business enablement through holistic IT and IS operations transformation, policy, budget, GRC, and talent development. Previously, Rahman had the privilege of leading $100 million+ digital transformations and securing the world’s biggest and most sensitive data treasure chest as nonpolitical staffer at The White House. Under two Presidents, he shaped national AI, cyber, and digital strategy backed by a $9 billion cyber amid a $90 billion a year IT investment along LoB CIO and CISO partners leading operations in 180 countries, fueled by a 3.4 million global talent-force and $575 billion supply chain. Before that, Rahman held broad roles through management consulting, technical, and transformational leadership across DHS and DoD including under the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff driving innovation by infusing emerging technology and security.

“Mishu’s career with the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, and the White House uniquely informs his perspective as a CISO in the private sector,” said Patrick Gaul, Executive Director of the NTSC. “Such experience is extremely valuable as the NTSC talks to lawmakers and policymakers in Washington, D.C. about policy priorities that connect national security to a CISO’s cybersecurity concerns. I am excited that someone with Mishu’s extensive federal government and private sector background is joining the NTSC Board of Directors. I look forward to hearing his insights and working with him 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.

Rahman joins a prestigious board of CISOs representing leading companies including Aaron’s, Inc., Aflac, Comcast, Dollar Tree, Edward Jones, Eli Lilly and Company, Ellie Mae, Equifax, Globe Life, Graham Holdings, 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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