Pete Chronis Joins NTSC Board of Directors as a Founding Board Member

9/6/16

Pete Chronis

Pete Chronis Joins New National Trade Association Dedicated to Promoting Technology Security Policies

The National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC) announced Pete Chronis, Chief Information Security Officer for Turner Broadcasting Systems, has been appointed to serve on the NTSC Board of Directors as a Founding Board Member.

The National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that will drive the national dialogue on technology security in the United States. The mission of NTSC is to effectively forge a coalition of information security stakeholders to help reverse the accelerating pace of disruption to our nation’s information systems.

NTSC’s primary initiative will be advocating on regulatory and legislative policies that impact the technology security industry. Also, NTSC will drive the national dialogue by conducting educational thought-exchange forums, and delivering professional development programs to equip members with innovative cybersecurity solutions.

“We are delighted that Pete has agreed to join the Board of Directors for the NTSC, noted Tino Mantella, the President of the NTSC. Over his career, Pete has worked at retail, media, entertainment, financial services and information technology companies. He has consistently proven to be an innovator, as well as in inventor having developed a number of proprietary IT security technologies over the course of his career. Having Pete on the NTSC Board adds another strong CISO voice to the Coalition”.

As the CISO for Turner Broadcasting, a $10B media, sports, and entertainment company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Pete is responsible for Turner’s information security operations, architecture, governance, compliance and business continuity programs designed to protect the company and its global portfolio of more than 100 brands.

Pete has more than 15 years of experience using technology to manage risk across a number of industry segments including retail, media, entertainment, financial, and IT services companies. He is the inventor of several innovative proprietary IT security technologies that together have blocked more than 750 billion threats and prevented more than $100M in fraud. Prior to Turner, Pete was the Chief Security Officer at EarthLink where he was responsible for the company’s security program and product portfolio. He also developed sophisticated proprietary fraud detection systems for Lynk Systems, an Atlanta based financial services company that was acquired by the Royal Bank of Scotland and is now called WorldPay.

“I am thrilled to be joining such a prestigious board, which includes the CISOs from leading companies and government agencies across the nation, said Chronis.” “There is a void that the NTSC will fill, and that is providing a sounding board for the national CISO community so that our voices will be heard when it comes to national issues and policies that impact the private sector. I look forward to working with the NTSC team and the Board of Director’s as we develop our policy forum and begin the process of engaging our legislative leaders on cybersecurity issues that impact our businesses.”

Pete joins a prestigious board of CISOs from leading companies such as Aflac, Ellie Mae, AutoNation, HD Supply, Signet Jewelers, Synovus, InterActive Corporation, Epsilon, Motorola Mobility, TaxSlayer and the State of Georgia. NTSC will be hosting a panel discussing The Current Impact of Legislative and Regulatory Policies Impacting the Cybersecurity industry at the EC-Council Global CISO Forum on September 16th in Atlanta, GA.

About Turner Broadcasting Systems

Turner's portfolio has more than 100 of the most recognizable brands and compelling content in more than 200 countries, including a blend of entertainment, news, animation, young adult and sports media and multiplatform brand extensions. After more than 45 years since it first took on the broadcasting industry, Turner is still leading change and shaping the entertainment landscape to create engaging content and experiences for consumers around the world.

About the National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC)

National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that will drive the national dialogue on technology security in the United States. The mission of NTSC is to effectively forge a coalition of information security stakeholders to help reverse the accelerating pace of disruption to our nation’s information systems.

For more information visit NTSC website at www.ntsc.org

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