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NTSC Announces Agenda for 2019 Eastern Region CISO Policy Roundtable

Thursday, April 4, 2019

ATLANTA, GA (April 4, 2019) – The National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC) will hold its 2019 Eastern Region CISO Policy Roundtable on April 18, 2019 in New York City. The event will feature Matthew Travis, Deputy Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA); Roy Hadley, Attorney & Cyber Practice Lead at Adams & Reese, LLP; and Kim Watson, Technical Director, Applied Physics Laboratory, John Hopkins University.

An invitation-only event for CISOs and senior cybersecurity policy stakeholders, the 2019 Eastern Region CISO Policy Roundtable serves as part of our mission to provide a platform for CISOs to discuss and advocate for beneficial legislative and regulatory cybersecurity policies.

Our opening session will focus on the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), with an update on the agency and an opportunity to continue the NTSC’s ongoing dialogue about cyber threat intelligence. As the lead federal agency responsible for coordinating the protection of our nation’s critical infrastructure from physical and cyber threats, CISA is leading an effort to work with federal and private sector partners to exchange threat intelligence and manage risk.

In addition, attacks like the City of Atlanta’s ransomware attack are becoming increasingly common and serve to demonstrate that state and local governments are vulnerable to cyber threats. Hadley was the lead outside counsel assisting the city in responding to the attack and will discuss what happened, lessons learned, and best practices to help prevent organizations from becoming the next headline. We will end our event with a discussion about security automation. This session will highlight aspects of the Integrated Adaptive Cyber Defense’s (IACD) lessons learned and discuss strategies for implementing security automation in a manner that best serves an organization instead of ending up as just another security capability CISOs are forced to deploy, manage, and report on.

“Our NTSC CISO Policy Roundtables continue to offer presentations and discussions for CISOs that address their most relevant concerns related to national cybersecurity policy,” said Patrick Gaul, Executive Director of the NTSC. “Our work with CISA becomes more important especially after the introduction of Rep. John Katko’s Cybersecurity Advisory Committee Authorization Act of 2019, which the NTSC supported, that would establish an advisory committee of 35 cybersecurity professionals from across industries to provide CISA and DHS guidance on cybersecurity policy and rulemaking. In addition, our sessions on the Atlanta ransomware attack and security automation will dig deep into many lessons our industry is learning as cybersecurity best practices quickly evolve to counter more sophisticated cyberattacks and threat actors. I am looking forward to a lively, productive, and relevant roundtable event for our CISO members and guests.”

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 an annual DC Fly-In as part of our National CISO Policy Conference.

Our prestigious board of CISOs represents leading companies including Aaron’s, Aflac, AutoNation, Baxter, Citi, Dollar Tree, Ellie Mae, Globe Life, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services, Huntington Bank, Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase, MassMutual, Mastercard, McKesson, Motorola Mobility, NCR, Oceaneering, Ohio State University, Synovus, TaxSlayer, Technology Association of Georgia, TransUnion, Turner, Unisys, United Airlines, 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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For more details about the NTSC Eastern Region CISO Policy Roundtable, contact Patrick Gaul at