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NTSC Applauds Senate Passage of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act

Friday, October 5, 2018

ATLANTA, GA (October 5, 2018) – NTSC Executive Director Patrick Gaul applauded the passage of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act by the US Senate on Wednesday. This bill redesignates the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) as the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

“By rebranding the NPPD and elevating it to the status of a standalone agency under DHS, this bill helps the United States better protect critical infrastructure and strengthen public-private sector partnerships around cybersecurity,” said Patrick Gaul, Executive Director of the NTSC. “The NTSC supports this legislation because it reflects the needs of the private sector to work more productively with DHS to share cyber threat intelligence and communicate about critical cybersecurity issues that affect national security. A dedicated agency such as the CISA, with a clear mission, helps DHS carry out this important work. The NTSC is pleased about the passage of this bill and we applaud the creation of the CISA.”

As the preeminent trade association for the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), the NTSC looks forward to our continued dialogue and work with DHS and the CISA after this bill is passed by the House and signed by the President. This new agency will encourage a stronger public-private sector partnership and improve cyber threat intelligence sharing within our CISO community.

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 our National CISO Policy Conference.

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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