The Cybersecurity Committee focuses on the development of policies and initiatives designed to improve the security of the nation's critical information infrastructure through cooperation and outreach among industry and government. 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.
Specifically, the Committee advocates for the development of a national cybersecurity strategy and focuses on a wide variety of policy issues including, but not limited to: Critical Infrastructure management, Information Sharing, Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), Education and Awareness, and International Cybersecurity Issues.
In addition, the committee analyzes legislative and regulatory proposals, responds to requests from Congress and the administration, provides testimony for relevant tax issues and presents CompTIA Membership with networking opportunities with key decision makers.
Claudia Hurowitz and Lana Sansur
| Jun 19, 2018
This week, CompTIA held its fourth annual Excellence in Cybersecurity Award ceremony in Washington D.C. The ceremony recognizes Members of Congress and federal agency program managers who are making important strides to improve the federal cybersecurity workforce.
| Feb 19, 2018
On the morning February 14, we held the Capitol Hill Speaker Series at the 2018 CompTIA DC Fly-In. It featured high-ranking officials from the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Homeland Security and provided Fly-In attendees with an informative overview of government priorities for the coming year around the tech agenda. It also gave attendees added knowledge of tech issues before hitting the halls of Congress for Fly-In meetings.
| Dec 14, 2017
Earlier this week, the House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 3359, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2017. The legislation would rename the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.