Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80SPRING 2017 | CompTIAWorld 11 “I’ve unpacked what the data breach law may look like depending on the state my customers as well as members on the CompTIA IT Security Community do business in,” said Culler. “I’ve helped many from being breached as well as grow their businesses.” In addition, Culler said, it is important to work with CompTIA Advocacy, who works tirelessly to communicate with our federal representatives in Washington, D.C., as well as state representatives throughout the country, about how certain pieces of legislation affect a member company. He added, “If you don’t think policies on the federal or state level affect your business, you’re crazy!” CompTIA Member Matters Secure Designs Works with CompTIA Advocacy to Help Shape Policy Becoming engaged in the legislative process is an important way for members to contribute to and support CompTIA as a leading voice for information technology policy, both at the federal and state level, according to Ron Culler. Culler is founder and CTO of Secure Designs, which provides Internet security solutions and manages 8,000 firewalls in the U.S. Culler has been actively involved with CompTIA Advocacy for the past six years and was recently appointed to serve on CompTIA’s Advisory Council on Policy. He’s participated in CompTIA’s advocacy efforts around tax reform and cybersecurity, specifically around data breach, privacy and encryption, and was recently named a 2017 CompTIA Tech Champion. “By working with CompTIA Advocacy, I’ve not only been able to help shape legislation on both a federal and state level but can understand and communicate what the laws mean to CompTIA’s IT Security Community as well as my work colleagues and customers,” Culler said. Ron Culler addresses a ChannelCon audience. Ron Culler, Secure Designs CompTIA Advisory Council on Policy and IT Security Community Chair