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NTSC Announces Agenda for Mid-Atlantic Region CISO Policy Roundtable

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

ATLANTA, GA (February 5, 2019) – The National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC) will hold its NTSC Mid-Atlantic CISO Policy Roundtable on February 27, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Hosted by David Katz, Partner at Nelson Mullins, the event will feature Congressman John Katko (R-NY), Ranking Member of the House Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection & Innovation Subcommittee; Maneesha Mithal, Associate Director of the Division of Privacy & Identity Protection within the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection; Peter Miller, Senior Counsel, Crowell & Moring & former Chief Privacy Officer at the FTC; and John Felker, Director of the National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center (NCCIC).

An invitation-only event for CISOs and senior cybersecurity policy stakeholders, the NTSC Mid-Atlantic 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. The roundtable will begin with a special visit from Representative Katko, who will discuss cyber and legislative priorities in 2019.

For the first roundtable discussion, “Privacy and Security: A Discussion with the FTC,” we note that a huge debate exists in Washington and elsewhere around the most effective means of protecting consumer data while supporting innovation and commercial activities. The FTC is at the heart of that debate. Mithal and Miller will discuss the FTC’s role in privacy and data security along with talking about future trends. Our second session will focus on the DHS’s new Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and its efforts to work with the private sector on securing critical infrastructure. Felker will provide an update about the Agency along with reviewing the DHS’s recent evolution and key priorities over the last year. This discussion will also continue our ongoing dialogue between the public and private sector about cyber threat intelligence exchange.

“Just as last year we worked hard to create better dialogue between DHS and the private sector, the NTSC is making a similar effort between the FTC and CISOs this year,” said Patrick Gaul, Executive Director of the NTSC. “Much has changed in the 48 years since the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) was enacted including an increasing number of federal agencies exercising privacy and data security powers along with more tension between consumer and commercial interests. In addition, we continue our productive dialogue with DHS through John Felker talking about ways the CISA can help the private sector, and we’re excited to hear from Representative Katko about cybersecurity-related legislative priorities for Congress. Considering current cybersecurity issues weighing on the minds of CISOs, I cannot think of a better group of speakers to help us move our productive dialogue forward as we seek to positively impact national cybersecurity standards this year.”

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, AIG, AutoNation, Baxter, Citi, Discover Financial Services, Dollar Tree, Ellie Mae, Globe Life, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services, Huntington Bank, Johnson & Johnson, 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 Mid-Atlantic Region CISO Policy Roundtable, contact Patrick Gaul at