Internet Security Alliance Board of Directors to meet with top State Department cyber official Strayer

September 20, 2018

Larry Clinton
President and CEO, Internet Security Alliance
(202) 236-0001

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Internet Security Alliance (ISA) announced today that its Board of Directors will brief State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cyber and International Communications and Information Policy Robert Strayer on its international initiatives during ISA’s upcoming Fall Board of Directors meeting in Washington.

The meeting at the State Department comes just after ISA met with officials from the British Embassy Wednesday to discuss cybersecurity concerns for corporate boards and the release of international cybersecurity handbooks for corporate directors in the UK and Germany, based on the U.S. handbook released by ISA and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). ISA is also in the process of developing additional international handbooks focused on the Latin America region, in partnership with the Organization of American States (OAS).

“The corporate board handbooks have been independently assessed by PricewaterhouseCoopers as being effective at generating positive cybersecurity outcomes,” said ISA President Larry Clinton. “We look forward to discussing our work with international corporate boards with Mr. Strayer and finding opportunities to collaborate with the State Department to advance security globally in such a critical area.”

Clinton continues promotion of ISA’s work with corporate boards and the international handbooks Friday with a keynote address in Munich, Germany at the Command and Control conference. During that address, Clinton will argue that corporate boards will need economics-based risk assessments in order to make more efficient and effective cybersecurity investment decisions.

The existing international handbooks may be downloaded here.

About ISA: The Internet Security Alliance (ISA) is a trade association with members from virtually every critical industry sector. ISA’s mission is to integrate advanced technology with economics and public policy to create a sustainable system of cybersecurity. ISA pursues three goals: thought leadership, policy advocacy and promoting sound security practices. ISA’s “Cybersecurity Social Contract” has been embraced as the model for government policy by both Republicans and Democrats. ISA also developed the Cyber Risk Handbook for the National Association of Corporate Directors. For more information about ISA, please visit or 703-907-7090.


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