WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CompTIA, the world's leading technology association, has launched the CompTIA Advisory Council on Cybersecurity (CACC) to address many of the most pressing cybersecurity concerns facing businesses and government.
The council, consisting of cybersecurity professionals from a variety of disciplines, will identify methods in which CompTIA can develop specific cybersecurity initiatives that advance our nation's cybersecurity readiness. The CACC will also identify gaps in the cybersecurity ecosystem that CompTIA might consider filling given our strengths.
"As our society becomes more digitally connected, cybersecurity becomes even more crucial," said Todd Thibodeaux, CompTIA's president and CEO. "Business, academia, and government leaders of all stripes are concerned about attention to cybersecurity in terms of available resources, availability of a skilled workforce, and focus in the C-Suite or leadership positions to meet cybersecurity threats. The growth of smart cities and IoT will only accelerate the trend, and it is incumbent upon us as one of the nation's largest technology trade associations to invest in finding meaningful solutions.
"CompTIA has long committed significant resources through industry leading research, professional workforce certifications, state-level outreach on procurement initiatives, and advocacy to address many of nation's cybersecurity concerns. With the contributions of the CACC, we intend to make the focus of those resources even more impactful," Thibodeaux added.
Members of the CompTIA Advisory Council on Cybersecurity:
Jen Ellis, Vice President of Community and Public Affairs, Rapid7
Ari Schwartz, Managing Director of Cybersecurity Services, Venable, LLC
Bill Wright, Director, Government Affairs & Senior Policy Counsel, Symantec
Jim Harvey, Partner, Leader Data Privacy and Security Practice, Alston & Bird
Dave Fedorchak, Senior IT Program Manager, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, U.S. Treasury Department
Dr. Corey Schou, University Professor of Informatics, Professor of Information Systems, Associate Dean, College of Business, Idaho State University
Paul Gupta, Partner, Intellectual Property, Information & Innovation Group, Reed Smith LLP
Sean Manning, Senior Professional Staff, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Scott Scheferman, Director of Consulting, Cylance