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Oceaneering CISO Eric Seagren Joins NTSC Board of Directors

Monday, December 10, 2018

ATLANTA (December 10, 2018) – Eric Seagren, Chief Information Security Officer at Oceaneering, has been appointed to serve on the National Technology Security Coalition’s (NTSC) Board of Directors. Representing the oil and gas industry, Seagren 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.

“As CISO of a global company, I spend a great deal of time immersed in overseeing the creation of security policies, the architecture of security to comply with NIST regulations, and the development of metrics to report on policy compliance,” said Seagren. “I’m sensitive toward areas of compliance that help make our company secure versus laws and regulations that seem to lack a focus on security and instead hinder our global IT security team’s progress. CISOs can only do so much alone or within industry groups to affect national cybersecurity policy, which is why an organization such as the NTSC is so important. I am honored to join the NTSC Board of Directors with many of my CISO peers, and I look forward to getting involved with a group that truly brings the CISO’s voice and points of view to Washington D.C.”

As CISO of Oceaneering, Seagren’s security roles include incident response, developing and implementing policies and procedures, and developing architectural standards and recommendations for the company’s network and security infrastructure. He demonstrates ROI for security initiatives, projected costs, and usage scenarios as well as acting as the key technical expert for security architecture and technology initiatives. His over 20 years in IT includes experience in the financial, oil and gas, and real estate industries. A prolific published author, his books include “Secure Your Network for Free” and the co-authored “How to Cheat at Configuring Open Source Security Tools” (with Michael Gregg).

“Eric is a true thinker in our industry, grasping high-level issues for CISOs as well as the technical day-to-day tasks and technologies that make up a global security organization,” said Patrick Gaul, Executive Director of the NTSC. “As the NTSC assesses current and proposed laws and regulations that affect national security and the ability of CISOs to protect their organizations, we need board members like Eric who understand the granular ins and outs of compliance. We look forward to Eric sharing his insights, ideas, and analyses as we head into 2019 with a quickly growing CISO 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.

Seagren joins a prestigious board of CISOs from leading companies including Aaron’s, Aflac, AIG, Archer Daniels, AutoNation, Baxter International, Citi, Cox Automotive, Discover Financial Services, Dollar Tree, Ellie Mae, Globe Life, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services, Huntington Bank, Johnson & Johnson, MassMutual, Mastercard, McKesson, Motorola Mobility, NCR, Ohio State University, Pulte Group, Synovus, TaxSlayer, Technology Association of Georgia, TransUnion, Turner, Unisys, United Airlines, US Bank, Voya Financial, Western Digital, and Zocdoc.

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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