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CompTIA Launches Cybersecurity Committee

Jun 04, 2015

AT&T’s Laura Kirkham to Serve as Chair

Washington, D.C., June 4, 2015 – CompTIA has launched a Cybersecurity Committee focusing on policies and initiatives to improve the security of the nation's critical information infrastructure. The new committee will be chaired by Laura Kirkham, assistant vice president, AT&T.

Whether the challenge is mobilizing collaboration within the private sector toward practical information security solutions, engaging government leadership on critical information security concerns, influencing public policy, promoting cyber security R&D, or building the talent base globally, this committee is at the forefront of the information security dialogue.

“Given the current cybersecurity threats that we are facing and trying to outsmart, we thought it was imperative to bring industry leaders to the table to collaboratively create a more secure environment for companies and consumers,” said Elizabeth Hyman, executive vice president, Public Advocacy, CompTIA. “Committee members will bring years of experience to advocate for a wide range of critical security solutions.”

“The challenge of cybersecurity will be the most persistent problem in our lifetime and it will take creative solutions and policies for us to outwit our adversaries,” said Laura Kirkham. “I am honored to be the chair of this committee as CompTIA is uniquely situated to be a thought-leader and a voice for businesses of all size.”

The Committee will collaborate to develop a national cybersecurity strategy and focus on a wide variety of policy issues including, but not limited to: Critical Infrastructure management, Information Sharing, Education and Awareness, and International Cybersecurity Issues.

About CompTIA
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is the voice of the information technology industry. With approximately 2,000 member companies, 3,000 academic and training partners and nearly 2 million IT certifications issued, CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications and public policy advocacy. Visit CompTIA online, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

About CompTIA Advocacy
Through its advocacy arm, CompTIA champions member-driven business and IT priorities that impact all information technology companies – from small managed solutions providers and software developers to large equipment manufacturers and communications service providers. CompTIA gives eyes, ears and a voice to technology companies, informing them of policy developments – and providing the means to do something about it. 

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