ATLANTA (April 25, 2018) –The National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC) today announced the appointment of Ron Green, Chief Security Officer, Mastercard, to its Board of Directors. Representing the financial services industry, Green will help influence the strategic direction of the NTSC and join CISOs who represent a broad cross-section of enterprise companies. These CISOs have a vested interest in protecting the security of their customers and employees through policies that improve national cybersecurity standards and awareness.
“Cybersecurity policy is central to protecting consumer data, intellectual property and national security information,” said Green. “We must work together to ensure it works on the federal level while also supporting the security professional working every day to defend against cyberattacks. The National Technology Security Coalition helps bridge the gap between the needs of CISOs and national security, and I’m honored to join the board of directors.”
As Chief Security Officer at Mastercard, Green leads a global team that ensures the safety and security of the company’s network and physical security. He is responsible for information security operations, architecture and engineering, security event management, and incident response while also overseeing cryptographic key management, business continuity, disaster recovery, and emergency management.
Green joined Mastercard in 2014 after serving as Deputy Chief Information Security Officer at Fidelity Information Services (FIS). Prior to this position, he was Director of Investigation and Protections Operations at Blackberry and also served as a senior vice president across several areas at Bank of America. He has extensive experience working with international and federal law enforcement agencies both as a special agent in the United States Secret Service and as an officer in the United States Army. With the Secret Service, Green worked protection and fraud investigations and he was one of the first agents to receive formal training on seizing and analyzing electronic evidence. He serves on several advisory councils including the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and the Overseas Security Advisory Council.
“When the NTSC advocates for national cybersecurity policy in Washington, D.C., we aim to provide a perspective that incorporates the views of CISOs while remaining sensitive to national security interests at the federal level,” said Patrick Gaul, Executive Director of the NTSC. “Ron’s extensive experience in the US Army, US Secret Service, multiple Fortune 500 companies, and the FS-ISAC gives him an invaluable perspective on how cybersecurity legislation and policy impacts multiple stakeholders. I look forward to working with Ron and welcoming his valuable input as a member of the NTSC Board.”
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.
Green joins a prestigious board of CISOs from leading companies including Aaron’s, Aetna, Aflac, AutoNation, Cox Automotive, Discover Financial Services, Dollar Tree, Ellie Mae, Epsilon, Globe Life, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services, Huntington Bank, IAC/InterActiveCorp, Johnson & Johnson, Jones Day, MassMutual, MoneyGram International, Motorola Mobility, NCR, Synovus, TaxSlayer, TransUnion, Turner, United Airlines, US Bank, 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.