Advisory Board

The NTSC Advisory Board serves as a forum for technology executives and vendor companies to discuss policy issues that impact their ability to conduct business and help guide board involvement with advocacy initiatives.

NTSC Advisory Board Members

Marci McCarthy, CEO and President, T.E.N.

Steve Pugh, CISO, Ionic Security

Ben Hendrick, Global Managing Partner, IBM Security

Tom Stockmeyer, Global Account & Security Practice Lead, Juniper Networks

Gary Nichols, CEO, InterDev

Zane Lackey, Founder & CSO, Signal Sciences

Vickie Miller, CISO, FICO

Chris Sullivan, CTO & CISO, Core Security

Lieutenant General Kevin McLaughlin, President, McLaughlin Global Associates

Gary Hayslip, Global CISO, Webroot


The NTSC Advisory Board plays a key role in our organization's quest to drive the national dialogue in respect to promoting the development of technology security solutions and policies. The Advisory Board will be the ombudsman, helping to connect the NTSC Board of Directors to relevant service providers, sponsors, policy experts, educators, practitioners, security authorities, and other stakeholders. Through their expertise and guidance, this body will support the advancement of the NTSC and assure that our organization is moving toward the achievement of its mission.

Board Composition

The NTSC Advisory Board will consist of security industry leaders and experts who collectively support our organization's attainment of its strategic objectives. Collectively, the NTSC Advisory Board will embody a cross section of C-level service providers, policy experts, educators, practitioners, sponsors, security experts, and other stakeholders. When fully operational, the makeup of this body will be diverse in respect to geography, industry, human capital, and expertise.

Advisory Board Functionality

Terms of service will be up to three years and can be renewable based on each member's contribution and mutual agreement. The Advisory Board will meet quarterly and include at least one in-person annual meeting.

Role and Expectations of the Advisory Board

  • Advise the Board of Directors on policy matters, helping to set strategic direction
  • Attend the annual policy conference
  • Attend DC Fly-ins and regional events as necessary
  • Provide financial support to the NTSC
  • Be an NTSC member
  • Participate in a minimum of three Advisory Board meetings per year
  • Willingness to serve on task forces related to the attainment of organizational goals
  • Lending expertise, including but not limited to serving as a speaker, testifying before legislators, and recommending authorities / specialists to speak / testify as needed
  • Provide access to leverage social, human, financial, and political capital

For more information about serving on the Advisory Board, email