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NTSC Announces Agenda for Southeast Regional CISO Policy Roundtable

Thursday, July 26, 2018

ATLANTA, GA (July 26, 2018) – The National Technology Security Coalition will hold its NTSC Southeast Regional CISO Policy Roundtable on August 14, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Hosted by NTSC Board Member Bob Varnadoe, Chief Information Security Officer of NCR, the event will feature Alexander M. White, Deputy Chief Privacy Officer for the state of South Carolina; Robert Ball, Chief Privacy Officer at Ionic Security; Geoff Hancock, CEO of the Advanced Cybersecurity Group; and Chad Hunt, Supervisory Special Agent from the Atlanta office of the FBI.

An invitation-only event for CISOs and senior cybersecurity policy stakeholders, the NTSC Southeast Regional 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. White and Ball will lead a discussion about cybersecurity and data protection regulatory trends. In the wake of GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy Act, many CISOs are especially concerned about a wave of privacy regulations that may impact their businesses. Hancock and Hunt will focus on the concept of active cyber defense for private sector CISOs. As the federal government takes steps to create a more aggressive security posture toward adversaries in cyberspace, many CISOs have questions about the advantages and risks of active cyber defense within their organizations and in partnering with the federal government.

“These upcoming discussions at our Southeast Regional CISO Policy Roundtable are really an extension of the NTSC’s ongoing dialogue with CISOs, senior technology executives, lawmakers, and policymakers,” said Patrick Gaul, Executive Director of the NTSC. “At our most recent NTSC National CISO Policy Conference, two topics that needed further exploration included data protection regulatory trends and active cyber defense. I’m excited about Alexander giving us his perspective about regulatory trends from a state privacy officer’s perspective coupled with Robert’s expert policy insights. And after Geoff’s excellent keynote about active cyber defense at our conference, I’m looking forward to him continuing this important discussion about active cyber defense in conjunction with Chad’s unique perspective as a member of the FBI.”

In addition to these important discussions, CISOs will network with peers during the event and at a private dinner and reception after the event.

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, Cox Automotive, Discover Financial Services, Dollar Tree, Ellie Mae, Globe Life, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services, Huntington Bank, Johnson & Johnson, MassMutual, Mastercard, Mercer, Motorola Mobility, NCR, Ohio State University, Synovus, TaxSlayer, Technology Association of Georgia, TransUnion, Turner, United Airlines, US Bank, Voya Financial, Western Digital, and Worldpay.

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 Midwest Regional CISO Policy Roundtable, contact:

Kimberly Steele
(470) 823-4303