ATLANTA, GA (May 5, 2021) Ray Rothrock, Executive Chair of RedSeal, Inc., Board Member at FiftySix Investments and author of “Digital Resilience” has been appointed to serve on the National Technology Security Coalition’s (NTSC) Board of Directors. Rothrock’s broad experience as a business leader and successful technology sector investor will help influence the strategic direction of the NTSC, an organization dedicated to representing the voice of the Chief Information Security Officer in Washington, D.C. CISOs have a vested interest in protecting the security of their customers and employees through policies that improve national cybersecurity standards and awareness.
Having testified multiple times to Congress including the President’s Blue-Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future as well as serving as a keynote speaker on venture capital, startup companies, cybersecurity, nuclear energy, climate change, and energy policy in general, Rothrock brings new perspective to the NTSC Board.
“NTSC is a meaningful organization with an important national mission. I’m thrilled to be part of this team and to lend my experience,” said Ray. “Insights from CISOs representing the cyber business consumer are essential to the national and Congressional conversation about cybersecurity, as they both relate to and inform national security, policy and global business.”
Rothrock is presently Executive Chairman of RedSeal, which offers the most comprehensive solution for measurably reducing cyber risk across cloud and hybrid cloud environments, and is based in San Jose, Calif.. He’s also the founder of FiftySix Investments LLC, a seed stage investment fund.
In 2013 Rothrock transitioned to Partner Emeritus of Venrock, an early-stage tech investment partnership originally formed by the Rockefeller family.During his 25-year career at Venrock he invested in 53 early-stage technology companies resulting in nine IPOs and listing on the Forbes Midas List.He led both the Internet and energy investment programs and was a member of the management committee for Venrock.His keen insights and pattern recognition lead to several leading cyber security investments included Check Point Software, Vontu, PGP, Imperva, CloudFlare, and Shape Security to name a few.
“Ray is the first senior executive we have invited to join the NTSC Board of Directors who is not currently a serving CISO, and we’re grateful to have his different perspective,” said Patrick Gaul, Executive Director of the NTSC. “His insights, derived from both leading successful technology firms to investing in some of the most successful firms in the marketplace today, will provide the NTSC with another voice, a voice well respected in Washington, D.C, and across the nation within multiple sectors. We welcome Ray to the NTSC Board of Directors and I look forward to working with him.”
The NTSC provides a platform for CISOs to advocate for legislative and regulatory policies that improve national cybersecurity standards and awareness. The organization encourages dialogue about cybersecurity issues, laws, and regulations through advocacy engagement with congressional members, regional CISO policy roundtables, and its National CISO Policy Conference.
Rothrock joins a prestigious board of CISOs representing leading companies including Aaron’s, Inc., Aflac, Arizona State University, BNP Paribus, Comcast Cable, Dollar Tree, Edwards Investments, Eli Lilly and Company, Ellie Mae, Equifax, Globe Life, Graham Holdings, Hearst, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services, Huntington Bank, Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase, Labcorp, Mastercard, McKesson, Microsoft, Motorola Mobility, NCR, Oceaneering, Sage Group, State Street, Synovus, TaxSlayer, Technology Association of Georgia, TransUnion, Unisys, US Bank, Voya Financial, and Western Digital.
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.
To learn more about joining or underwriting NTSC, visit ntsc.org