ATLANTA, GA (July 23, 2020) — Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs 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 and Governmental Affairs Chairman Ron Johnson and Ranking Member Gary Peters for bringing this bipartisan legislation to markup,” stated NTSC Executive Director Patrick Gaul. “The Cybersecurity Advisory Committee Authorization Act of 2020 will establish an advisory committee of 35 cybersecurity professionals from across industries to provide the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) guidance on cybersecurity policy and rulemaking.”
The NTSC continues to serve as the leading voice supporting the establishment of this advisory committee. Senator David Perdue, a member of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and the bill’s lead sponsor, praised the NTSC’s support in a recent press release. “Our adversaries are getting smarter and more sophisticated every day, and we have to be ready to respond at any moment,” said Perdue. “This advisory committee will provide critical insight into the cyber threat environment and develop best practices for deterrence and detection. […] The Georgia-based National Technology Security Coalition has been a great partner in this effort. Working together, we can stay one step ahead of cyber attacks.”
“Senator Perdue’s leadership with this bill will help our country strengthen the public and private sector dialogue around cybersecurity. This dialogue helps protect our critical infrastructure from cyberattacks, which Senator Perdue recognizes is incredibly important 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.