ATLANTA, GA (June 12, 2018) – Geoff Aranoff, Vice President and Head of Information Security at Western Digital, has been appointed to serve on the National Technology Security Coalition’s (NTSC) Board of Directors. Representing the technology industry, Aranoff 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.
“Laws, policies, and regulations heavily affect the way senior information security executives protect data, assets, and infrastructure from cyberattacks,” said Aranoff. “With organizations under attack by more sophisticated threat actors, there is a danger that the wrong laws or regulations could hurt our efforts to protect our customers. I’m looking forward to working with the NTSC to make sure that national cybersecurity policy in Washington D.C. serves the best interests of CISOs, the public, and national security.”
Joining Western Digital in February 2016, Aranoff is responsible for developing and implementing the company’s enterprise security strategy that protects its electronic assets and supporting infrastructure. His organization continually evaluates the ongoing internal and external risks to Western Digital and adopts long and short-term strategies to mitigate risks and threats. Previously, Aranoff served as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Broadcom Corporation where he initiated and built the company’s information security program. He also served six years in the United States Marine Corp Reserves.
“Fortune 500 technology companies are major cyber targets and must remain vigilant against attacks that threaten the theft of intellectual property and disruptions to customers that depend on their services,” said Patrick Gaul, Executive Director of the NTSC. “Geoff’s experience with companies such as Western Digital and Broadcom, especially in the areas of enterprise security, risk management, and intellectual property monitoring and controls, will add to our Board’s experience when assessing current and future cybersecurity policy."
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.
Aranoff 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, Mastercard, 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.
To learn more about joining or underwriting NTSC, visit ntsc.org.