Last updated at Wed, 15 Mar 2023 22:42:17 GMT

President Biden has announced his intent to appoint a group of highly qualified and diverse industry leaders, including Rapid7 chairman & CEO Corey E. Thomas, to the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC).

NSTAC’s mission is to to provide the best possible technical information and policy advice to assist the President and other stakeholders responsible for critical national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) services. The committee advises the White House on the reliability, security, and preparedness of vital communications and information infrastructure. It is focused on five key themes:

  • Strengthening national security
  • Enhancing cybersecurity
  • Maintaining the global communications infrastructure
  • Assuring communications for disaster response
  • Addressing critical infrastructure interdependencies and dependencies

Thomas joins a talented group of telecommunications and security executives from companies such as AT&T, Microsoft, Cisco, Lockheed Martin, T-Mobile, and Verizon. These executives bring diverse perspectives backed by years of unique industry experience.

“It is an extreme honor and privilege to be named to the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee,” said Thomas. “I look forward to the remarkable opportunity to provide cybersecurity guidance to the President’s administration and to work alongside and learn from  this talented group of individuals, many of whom I’ve admired throughout my career.”