TAG forms new board to focus on bringing infosec leaders and cybersecurity professionals together
ATLANTA (Oct. 1, 2021) — The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is proud to announce the reformation of its Information Security Society. At a time where cybersecurity matters more than ever, the relaunch of the InfoSec society showcases the commitment of Atlanta’s leading technology professionals to building a safe and prosperous community.
“TAG’s focus is fueling the innovation economy, and IT security is a necessary condition,” said Larry Williams, TAG’s president and CEO. “I’m pleased TAG’s Information Security Society is relaunching, just in time for the start of Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October. I sincerely thank the leaders on the board of this important society for coming together to help bolster our defenses against the growing threat of cybercrime.”
TAG members supporting this new society as part of the inaugural board include infosec leaders from ADP, Cox Communications, Curricula, Equifax, NCR, Safe-Guard Products, Synovus, and Truist who have all committed to growing the cybersecurity community in Georgia and beyond. The InfoSec society is also positioned well for business and technology professionals interested or actively working in the field of information security, privacy, risk, or compliance.
“The TAG InfoSec Society seeks to serve the Atlanta technology community by providing a platform for outreach and networking to early and mid-career information security practitioners,” said Paul Farley, deputy CISO of NCR and board chair of TAG’s InfoSec Society. “We also hope to serve as a welcoming place to encourage those seeking entry into the field.”
The Information Society’s first event will be a Build Your Own Security Lab on Oct. 25 as part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. In partnership with Randy Pargman of BinaryDefense, this one-day virtual training session will share the basics of how to become a cybersecurity investigator and develop the skills needed for cyber threat hunting.
“The cyber security skill shortage is real, and the lack of cyber defenders is hurting enterprises and government entities alike,” said Kaustubh Kubde, SVP of Cyber Security at Equifax. “TAG’s InfoSec Society has embarked on a mission to reduce this gap, and this event is just a first step to achieve it.”
TAG’s mission is to Connect, Promote, Influence and Educate Georgia’s technology ecosystem to advance the innovation economy. Through those four foundational strategies TAG serves the technology community, helping to support, grow and ignite tech leaders, companies and the overall Georgia economy. TAG serves more than 31,000 members statewide through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG hosts more than 150 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 20+ professional societies. TAG provides networking and educational programs, celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies, and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology.
Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive. For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org. For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org.
Lauren Patrick – firstname.lastname@example.org – on behalf of the TAG InfoSec Society Board