Internet Security Alliance (ISA) President Larry Clinton was unanimously elected as Chair of the Information Technology Sector Coordinating Council (ITSCC).
Mr. Clinton had been serving the ITSCC as Vice Chair and has been a member of the of the Council’s Executive Committee since it was founded in 2006.
The ITSCC brings together companies and associations of the IT industry to coordinate strategic activities and communicate the sector’s views on infrastructure protection, response and recovery.
It is generally seen as the policy and strategic element of the public private partnership under the National Infrastructure Protection Plan with the ISACs fulfilling the technical/operational role.
The ITSCC also serves as the base of IT sector representation to the Partnership for Critical Infrastructure Security (National Infrastructure Protection Plan PCIS), which is formally recognized, by the U.S. Government as the Cross-Sector Council under the National Infrastructure Protection Plan.
“Cyber attacks are becoming more serious and more sophisticated. Not only is our nation’s critical infrastructure, but virtually every private or government enterprise which relies on modern information technology is now being subjected to these increasingly advanced attack methods," Clinton said.
"As a result, we need to work collaboratively to develop ever more sophisticated policies to meet these threats on an effective and sustainable basis. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the ITSCC and with our government partners to develop market based methods which will create cyber security solutions that are both technologically feasible and economically reasonable,” Clinton continued.
MR. Clinton’s term as ITSCC Chair is one year. Also elected were Angela McKay, Microsoft as Vice Chair, Danielle Kriz, ITIC, as Secretary and Cheri McGuire, Symantec as Treasurer.
The Internet Security Alliance (ISA) is a unique multi-sector trade association which provides thought leadership and strong public policy advocacy as well as business and technical services to its membership. The ISA represents enterprises from the aviation, banking, communications, defense, education, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, security, and technology industries. ISA’s mission is to integrate advanced technology with the realistic business needs of its members and enlightened public policy to create a sustained system of cyber security. www.isalliance.org