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NTSC Applauds House Homeland Security Committee Advancing Cybersecurity Advisory Committee Bill

Thursday, September 26, 2019

ATLANTA, GA (September 26, 2019) — Yesterday, the House Committee on Homeland Security advanced a bipartisan bill to establish an advisory committee to advise, consult, and make recommendations to the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

“The National Technology Security Coalition applauds the leadership of Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson and Ranking Member Mike Rogers for bringing this bipartisan legislation to markup,” stated NTSC Executive Director Patrick Gaul. “The Cybersecurity Advisory Committee Authorization Act of 2019 will establish a panel of 35 highly proficient cybersecurity professionals to serve as subject matter experts to the Director of CISA and the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.”

The NTSC continues to serve as the leading voice supporting the establishment of this advisory committee. Representative John Katko (R-NY), the bill’s lead sponsor, praised the NTSC during the Committee markup. “I also want to give a special thanks for the instrumental support the National Technology Security Coalition has given this important legislation,” stated Katko.

“Congressman Katko continues to be a leader in bridging the cybersecurity gap between the public and private sectors. His work of protecting the U.S. from cyberattacks is critical to our national security,” said 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 the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) 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.

Contact: Patrick Gaul, Executive Director
Phone: (404) 457-4329

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