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Tony Cooper
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Aflac Global CISO Appointed as the Inaugural Chairman of the NTSC Board of Directors

Tim Callahan to Lead the National Technology Security Coalition Board of Directors 

 

ATLANTA (May 11, 2016) – The National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC) announced Tim Callahan, Global Chief Security Officer for Aflac, has been appointed to serve as the inaugural Chairman for the NTSC Board of Directors.

TAG’s new national trade association, 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 will drive the national dialogue in a number of different ways, including: promoting policies and regulations with respect to technology security, conducting educational thought-exchange forums, and delivering professional development programs to equip members with innovative cybersecurity solutions.

“We are fortunate to have world renowned information security executive, Tim Callahan to chair the NTSC Board of Directors,” stated Tino Mantella, NTSC/TAG President and CEO.  “With his leadership and expertise, I am confident that NTSC will drive the national dialogue around technology security.”

Callahan is a veteran information security executive with a successful track record of implementing innovative security strategies to ensure information assets and technologies are adequately protected at several leading companies. As Global CISO of Aflac, the largest provider of supplemental insurance in the U.S., Tim is responsible for the protection and availability of the information assets for 9,500 employees and more than 70,000 independent sales agents in the U.S. and Japan. Prior to this role at Aflac, Callahan served in executive information security & risk management positions at SunTrust and People’s United Bank.

“It’s an honor to be appointed as the inaugural Chairman of the NTSC Board of Directors,” Callahan said “The National Technology Security Coalition will provide an invaluable opportunity for CISOs nationwide to share their expertise and to learn more about policies and regulations impacting the industry.”

In addition to Callahan,  NTSC’s formation board includes CISOs from leading companies and government authorities, including Pete Chronis, CISO for Turner Broadcasting, Kevin Gowen, CISO for Synovus and Calvin Rhodes, CIO for the State of Georgia.  The NTSC Board of Directors first meeting will be held in June.

About AFLAC

When a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For six decades, Aflac insurance policies have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. In the United States, Aflac is the leader of voluntary insurance sales at the worksite. Through its trailblazing One Day PaySM initiative, Aflac U.S. can receive process, approve and disburse payment for eligible claims in one business day. In Japan, Aflac is a leading provider of medical and cancer insurance and insures 1 in 4 households. Aflac individual and group insurance products help provide protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. For a decade straight, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere magazine as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies, the only insurance company to appear on the list every year since its inception. In 2016, Fortune magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the 18th consecutive year. Also, in 2016, Fortune magazine included Aflac on its list of Most Admired Companies for the 15th time, ranking the company No. 1 in innovation for the insurance, life and health category for the second consecutive year. In 2015, Aflac’s contact centers were recognized by J.D. Power by providing “An Outstanding Customer Service Experience” for the Live Phone Channel. Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL. To find out more about Aflac and One Day PaySM, visit aflac.com or espanol.aflac.com.

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 atwww.ntsc.org

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) 

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 30,000 members and hosting over 200 events each year. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 34 industry societies including the TAG Info Security Society. Each Society provides rich content for TAG constituents. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. For more on TAG visit www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at www.hubga.com.  

 

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