ATLANTA, GA–November 29, 2017– Dr. Kevin McKenzie, VP & CISO for Dollar Tree Stores Inc., has been appointed to serve on the National Technology Security Coalition’s (NTSC) Board of Directors. Representing the retail industry, McKenzie will help influence the strategic direction of the NTSC and join CISOs who represent a broad cross-section of enterprise companies. These CISOs have a vested interest in protecting the security of their customers and employees through policies that improve national cybersecurity standards and awareness.
“As CISO, I oversee the information security posture of a corporation that operates thousands of stores across 48 contiguous U.S. states and five Canadian provinces,” said McKenzie. “Through that experience along with my background in health care and higher education, I am strategically aware of how national cybersecurity laws and policies both help and hinder todays CISOs. Having participated in Congressional testimonies and town hall events previously, I feel honored to join my CISO peers on the NTSC board to help us present a united front in Washington D.C. when making the case for cybersecurity policy.”
As Vice-President for Information Technology and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Dollar Tree Stores Inc., McKenzie is responsible for establishing the vision, mission, and security posture for the combined enterprise. In addition to his corporate officer role, McKenzie remains an actively engaged member of the faculty at Clemson University. He serves on the strategic advisory board for the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) and the technology advisory board for Tidewater Community College. Additionally, he has served in as an advisory board member for tech companies in the security industry such as previously with Dell Software President’s Advisory Board (PAB) and currently on Symantec’s CISO advisory council.
“Dr. McKenzie is an experienced, award-winning thought leader with a rich background in governance, risk compliance, security operations, and network security,” said Patrick Gaul, Executive Director of the NTSC. “He has also contributed as an author to multiple congressional testimonies and personally participated in a congressional town hall event on topics in information security. Kevin’s experience engaging Congress in addition to his stellar track record as a CISO makes him a great fit for our board.”
The NTSC provides a platform for CISOs to advocate for beneficial legislative and regulatory policies. We encourage dialogue about cybersecurity issues, laws, and regulations through advocacy engagement with congressional members, regional CISO policy roundtables, our annual DC Fly-In, and our National CISO Policy Conference.
Dr. McKenzie joins a prestigious board of CISOs from leading companies including Aaron’s, Aetna, Aflac, AutoNation, Cox Automotive, Discover Financial Services, Ellie Mae, Epsilon, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services, IAC/InterActiveCorp, Johnson & Johnson, Jones Day, MoneyGram International, Motorola Mobility, NCR, SunTrust, Synovus, TaxSlayer, Torchmark Corporation, TransUnion, Turner, US Bank, Voya Financial, and WorldPay.
About Dollar Tree, Inc.
Dollar Tree, a Fortune 150 Company, now operates more than 14,500 stores across 48 states and five Canadian provinces. Stores operate under the brands of Dollar Tree, Family Dollar and Dollar Tree Canada. To learn more about the Company, visit www.DollarTree.com.
About the National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC)
The National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that serves as the preeminent advocacy voice for Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) across the nation. Through dialogue, education, and government relations, we unite both public and private sector stakeholders around policies that improve national cybersecurity standards and awareness.
To learn more about joining or underwriting NTSC, visit ntsc.org