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NTSC Announces Fourth Annual National CISO Policy Conference

Thursday, August 19, 2021

ATLANTA, GA (August 19, 2021) – The National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC) will hold its fourth annual NTSC National CISO Policy Conference from September 21 – 23 in Washington, D.C. Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and other senior technology security executives from across the nation will discuss national cybersecurity policy issues affecting the CISO community and their organizations with members of Congress and federal regulatory leaders.

“Now in its sixth year, the NTSC is clearly having an impact in Washington, D.C. as CISOs build relationships and engage in dialogue with lawmakers,” said Patrick Gaul, Executive Director of the NTSC. “The NTSC’s influence on bills such as the Cybersecurity Advisory Committee Authorization Act of 2020 shows that lawmakers increasingly view the NTSC as a go-to resource when they need practical, industry-agnostic guidance about legislation.

“While the pandemic precluded hosting a national conference in 2020, we are excited to be back in D.C. this year. We look forward to celebrating our progress and continuing to engage in productive dialogue, education, and relationship-building through the help of underwriters such as Microsoft Corporation, Palo Alto Networks, Collective Insights, Johnson & Johnson, the Arketi Group, and AwareForce.”

Attendees will hear from CISOs, cybersecurity policy experts, elected officials, and government agency executive leaders about important trends, issues, and cyber policy updates. Keynotes and panel discussions will cover the evolving role of the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the challenges associated with the healthcare supply chain, the increasing pressure to strengthen the public/private partnership, how a global perspective on cyber is critical to our nation’s defense, and many other topics to be announced in the coming weeks.

Speakers, panelists, and moderators will include: Jen Easterly, Director, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security; Tom Burt, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Corporation; Paul Calatayud, CSO for the America’s at Palo Alto Corporation; Ray Rothrock, Executive Chairman, RedSeal, Inc.; Lisa Lee, Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft Corporation; Lori Havlovitz, CISO, Cardinal Health; Marene Allison, CISO, Johnson & Johnson; Michael McNeil, Global CISO, McKesson; Suzanne Kelly, CEO & Publisher, The Cipher Brief; Robert Hannigan, Chairman of Blue Voyant International & former Director GCHQ; and Mark Montgomery, Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and Executive Director of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission.

On Thursday, September 23, CISOs and senior technology security executives will speak with members of Congress about the NTSC’s policy priorities during our annual NTSC Legislative Day. The NTSC’s policy priorities include national data breach notification legislation, public-private cyber threat intelligence exchange, and cybersecurity workforce development.

Our prestigious board of CISOs represents leading companies including Aaron’s, Inc.; Aflac; Arizona State University; BNP Paribus; Cardinal Health; Cisco Systems; Comcast; Discover Financial Services; Dollar Tree; Edward Jones Investments; Eli Lilly & Company; Eonia Consulting; Equifax; Globe Life; Graham Holdings; Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services; Hearst; Huntington Bank; Intercontinental Exchange; Johnson & Johnson; JPMorgan Chase & Co.; LabCorp; Mastercard; Microsoft Corporation; McKesson; Motorola Mobility; NCR; NeilsenIQ; Norfolk Southern Corporation; Oceaneering; Palo Alto Networks; Republic National Distributing Company; RedSeal, Inc.; The Sage Group; State Street; Synovus; TaxSlayer; Technology Association of Georgia; TransUnion; Unisys; U.S. Bank; Voya Financial; and Western Digital.

To accommodate all of our members, we will be offering both in-person (reserved for NTSC Members) and virtual attendance. To learn more about attending the NTSC National CISO Policy Conference, please visit: 2021 NTSC National CISO Policy Conference | NTSC, or contact:

Patrick Gaul

NTSC Executive Director

About the National Technology Security Coalition

The National Technology Security Coalition 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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