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Gov. McAulife Signs Executive Directive to Strengthen Personal Data Security at Virginia Payment Security and Consumer Protection Summit Co-Hosted by NVTC

On Tuesday morning, May 5, NVTC co-hosted a Virginia Payment Security and Consumer Protection Summit with event co-hosts Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Visa, CIT, Mach37 and the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce. Ellen Richey, vice chairman of Visa, opened the event with a description of the new technologies Visa is employing to reduce credit card fraud. During the program, Gov. McAuliffe discussed the leading role the Commonwealth of Virginia is playing in the area of cybersecurity and also in the migration to more secure payment technologies. Following his remarks, Gov. McAuliffe signed Executive Directive 5 to strengthen security measures overseeing personal data involved in transactions between citizens and state government agencies and institutions.

Gov. McAuliffe signing Executive Directive 5.
Governor McAuliffe signs Executive Directive 5 at the Virginia Payment Security and Consumer Protection Summit with event on May 5, 2015. Image via @GovernorVA on Twitter.

NVTC President & CEO Bobbie Kilberg delivered remarks during the event, highlighting the region’s tremendous assets and capabilities in cybersecurity and data analytics and praising Gov. McAuliffe for his tireless efforts on job creation, his leadership and vision in building Virginia’s new economy, and his strategic focus on cybersecurity, data analytics and other key growth areas.

Bobbie Kilberg.
NVTC President & CEO Bobbie Kilberg delivers her remarks during the Virginia Payment Security and Consumer Protection Summit with event on May 5, 2015.

Kilberg applauded NVTC member company Visa for its proactive efforts to leverage new technologies to safeguard and secure credit card transactions and combat fraud through the use of dynamic identifiers like tokens rather than static data elements such as credit card numbers. Kilberg also introduced a special cybersecurity panel that discussed activities undertaken by the federal government, state government and private sector in cybersecurity and consumer protection, as well as opportunities for collaboration. The panel included Michael Daniel, special assistant to the president and Cybersecurity Coordinator; Ellen Richey, vice chairman of Visa Inc.; and Virginia Secretary of Technology Karen Jackson. The panel was moderated by Ret. Rear Adm. Bob Day, executive director for the Commonwealth of Virginia Cyber Security Commission.

Richard Clarke, co-chair of the Commonwealth of Virginia Cyber Security Commission, also delivered remarks at the event. NVTC Board member John Wood, CEO of Telos Corporation, and NVTC member Andrew Turner, vice president and head of Global Security at Visa Inc., were among the other members of the Commonwealth of Virginia Cyber Security Commission in attendance.