John Petrie, CEO Americas for NTT Security has been appointed to the board of the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA). Petrie becomes one of three directors appointed to the nine member board. His appointment is a success for NTT Security as the company only joined the CTA 10 months ago.
In a statement Petrie said: “It’s an honor to be selected for the CTA Board of Directors. Their mission to protect the digital ecosystem through constantly improving threat awareness is critical for future economic and social development, and is consistent with how we at NTT Security support our clients every day.”
Under the CTA governance rules, each director appoints a representative to serve on the CTA Steering Committee. It will be interesting to see who Petrie nominates and which of the CTA committees NTT Security is most active in. In podcasts and interviews with Enterprise Times, Petrie has talked of the need for greater collaboration in the security industry.
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This is good news for NTT Security and particularly for Petrie. He has previously described NTT Security as the largest cyber security company nobody has ever heard of. With a turnover of more than US$40 billion, he is right. This move will certainly raise the profile of NTT Security and comes at an interesting time for the business.
The company is currently working through the details of a merger with NTT Communications and Dimension Data. The resulting company will be worth over $140 billion. Petrie is expected to hold a senior board seat in that new business. With all of that, getting elected to the board of the Cyber Threat Alliance, will only add to an already heavy workload.