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National Technology Security Coalition Welcomes Microsoft as a National Underwriter in 2021

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

ATLANTA, GA (February 9, 2021) – The National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC) welcomes Microsoft as a National Underwriter in 2021. By supporting the efforts of CISOs to influence policies that improve national cybersecurity standards and awareness, Microsoft will participate in NTSC conferences, events, and meetings with CISOs and other cybersecurity policy stakeholders in 2021.

“In 2020, Microsoft experienced a fruitful partnership with the NTSC as our thought leaders spoke to CISOs at many events about important topics such as the digital supply chain, zero trust, and challenges to learning during the current public health crisis,” said Ben Hendrick, Global Chief Architect at Microsoft. “In addition, we worked hand in hand with CISOs on the NTSC Board of Directors to support national cybersecurity policies that aim to keep our businesses and critical infrastructure secure while strengthening the public-private partnership. Microsoft is excited to become a national underwriter for a second year and support this important organization in 2021.

"Led by a board of mostly Fortune 1000 CISOs, the NTSC represents a sorely needed voice in Washington D.C. that can help the public and private sectors collaborate to address important policy problems that will help everyone strengthen cybersecurity and better protect our nation from dangerous threats.”

“Microsoft is the ideal national underwriter for the NTSC, as 2020 saw our organizations working closely together to advance important cybersecurity policies that affect national security, businesses, and consumers,” said Patrick Gaul, Executive Director of the NTSC. “During the past year, Microsoft connected us to distinguished experts and thought leaders who spoke to our CISOs at our roundtables and virtual events, leading to some of our highest attended events in the NTSC’s history. Microsoft is a natural fit working with our NTSC Board and adding their voice to our efforts when we talk to lawmakers in Washington, D.C.

“We are honored to have Microsoft as a partner and national underwriter for the NTSC in 2021. As the world hopefully returns to some sort of normalcy this year, we know that Microsoft will be right by our side as we continue to advocate for important national cybersecurity policies and return to in-person events and meetings with lawmakers.”

NTSC National Underwriters work with a prestigious board of CISOs representing leading companies including Aaron’s, Inc., Aflac, BNP Paribas, Cardinal Health, Comcast Cable, Dollar Tree, Eli Lilly and Company, Edward Jones Investments, 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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