T.E.N. Inc. CEO Marci McCarthy Heads to Washington DC to Advocate for IT and Cybersecurity Top Priorities

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“There is so much potential for women and other minorities to excel in cybersecurity and I look forward to working with this organization to bridge the gap and foster a more appropriate representation of minorities in the security profession.”

This week, Marci McCarthy, CEO & President of T.E.N. and CEO and Chairman of ISE® Talent, will join the CompTIA DC Fly-In to advocate for IT sector priorities on Capitol Hill during the association’s annual fly-in to Washington, D.C. CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association, through its advocacy arm, champions member-driven business and IT priorities that impact all information technology companies – from small managed solutions providers and software developers to large equipment manufacturers and communications service providers.

As a CompTIA DC Fly-In participant, McCarthy, serving as a Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) representative, will meet with Congressional representatives to focus their attention on policies that develop skills for the 21st century workforce, advance tax and regulatory policies that spur innovation, lead in secure Internet-based platform technologies, support new and emerging technology platforms through policies, address availability and delivery of broadband communications and expand markets and advocate for sensible rules of global trade.

McCarthy also hopes to discuss initiatives around women, minorities in the Information Security community. Additionally, she plans to speak about her efforts to provide educational, scholarship, mentoring opportunities to these groups to enhance the overall cybersecurity posture of the United States by accelerating the availability of educational and training resources designed to improve the cyber behavior, skills, and knowledge of every segment of the population, enabling a safer cyberspace for all.

“I’m honored to dedicate my time, talents and expertise to such a noble cause,” McCarthy said. “There is so much potential for women and other minorities to excel in cybersecurity and I look forward to working with this organization to bridge the gap and foster a more appropriate representation of minorities in the security profession.”

According to the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP), “Cybersecurity has been identified as one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face across the world. Unfortunately, there is global underrepresentation of minorities in the fast-growing discipline of cyber security. We must continue growing professionally and personally in order to stay abreast of the latest developments in what has become one of the most dynamic and constantly evolving tradecraft.”

“We look forward to the 2016 legislative agenda and remain encouraged by the conversations on Capitol Hill about issues critical to our membership,” said Todd Thibodeaux, president and CEO of CompTIA. “We will work closely with congressional leaders to push legislation that boosts the digital economy and fosters American innovation.”

The Fly-In runs February 9-10, 2016. For more information on CompTIA’s advocacy efforts, visit https://www.comptia.org/advocacy.

About T.E.N.
T.E.N., a national technology and security executive networking organization, facilitates peer-to-peer relationships between top executives, industry visionaries and solutions providers. Nominated for numerous industry awards, T.E.N.'s executive leadership programs enable information exchange, collaboration and decision-making. Their flagship program, the nationally acclaimed Information Security Executive® (ISE®) of the Year Program Series and Awards, is the nation's largest leadership recognition and networking program for security professionals. Other offerings include T.E.N. Custom Programs and the ISE® Industry Expert Advisory Services, empowering IT solutions providers to gain access to highly credentialed IT business veterans' expertise. For more information, visit http://www.ten-inc.com.

About ISE Talent
ISE® Talent specializes in executive-level searches as well as specialty-type leadership contingency needs. ISE® Talent also puts an emphasis on emerging specializations, and critical security skill sets that translate across all industry verticals. More than just a search firm, ISE® Talent serves as a trusted partner in identifying, evaluating, recruiting, and presenting top level candidates that fit our clients’ unique requirements. A 100% woman-owned business, ISE® Talent is a division of T.E.N., the leading national technology and security executive networking firm that facilitates peer-to-peer relationships between top executives, industry visionaries and solution providers. Learn more about ISE® Talent by visiting http://www.isetalent.com

About CompTIA
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is the voice of the information technology industry. With approximately 2,000 member companies, 3,000 academic and training partners and nearly 2 million IT certifications issued, CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications and public policy advocacy. Visit CompTIA online, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

About CompTIA Advocacy
Through its advocacy arm, CompTIA champions member-driven business and IT priorities that impact all information technology companies – from small managed solutions providers and software developers to large equipment manufacturers and communications service providers. CompTIA gives eyes, ears and a voice to technology companies, informing them of policy developments – and providing the means to do something about it.

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