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NTSC Announces Third Annual National CISO Policy Conference

Thursday, May 9, 2019

ATLANTA, GA (May 9, 2019) – The National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC) will hold its third annual NTSC National CISO Policy Conference from July 9-11, 2019 in Washington D.C. CISOs and 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 fourth 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 2019 shows that lawmakers increasingly see the NTSC as a go-to resource when they need industry-agnostic, practical guidance about legislation. For the third year in a row, we are able to celebrate this progress while continuing our productive dialogue, education, and relationship building through the help of underwriters such as Lynx Technology Partners, Palo Alto Networks, Microsoft, Ionic Security, 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 public-private cyber threat intelligence exchange, the role of DHS and the FBI in relation to the private sector, post-data breach communications strategies, integrated adaptive cyber defense strategies, and many other topics to be announced in the coming weeks.

Speakers, panelists, and moderators will include Christopher Krebs, Director, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security; Tonya Ugoretz, Deputy Assistant Director, Cyber Readiness Outreach & Intelligence Branch, FBI (Invited); Michael Neumeier, CEO, Arketi Group; Major General John Davis (Ret.), Vice President, Federal Chief Security Officer, Palo Alto Networks; Kim Watson, Technical Director, Applied Physics Laboratory, John Hopkins University; Don Boian, Cybersecurity Outreach Director, Huntington Bank; Elizabeth Joyce, SVP and CISO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Geoff Hancock, Principal and CISO, Advanced Cybersecurity Group; Gina Mahin, Chief Executive Officer, Lynx Technology Partners; Major General Patricia Frost (Ret.); Lt. General Kevin McLaughlin (Ret.); Lt. General Vincent Stewart (Ret.); Suzanne Kelly, CEO and Publisher, The Cipher Brief; and Microsoft (speaker to be announced soon).

On Thursday, July 11, CISOs and senior technology security executives will talk to 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, 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.

To learn more about attending the NTSC National CISO Policy Conference, contact:

NTSC Executive Director
Patrick Gaul

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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