February 10, 2015 –   The Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT) announces the addition of HP, Watchdox, and Covenant Security Solutions as ICIT Fellows, organizations who bring highly qualified experts, technologies and solutions to support the niche advisory ICIT provides the policy community in the fields of critical infrastructure technology and cyber security.

“With President Obama speaking at the ‘Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection’ at Stanford University this Friday and bipartisan agreement that cybersecurity is a top priority for the 114th Congress, we welcome these thought leaders as they join our existing Fellows in the material task of advising the legislative community on upcoming legislation.” said Parham Eftekhari, Co-Founder and Sr. Fellow at ICIT.

The new inductees join current Fellows advising legislative leaders involved in upcoming cyber legislation including members of the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus, Congressional Cloud Computing Caucus, Congressional Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus, the National Security Interagency Reform Working Group, and the Senate Homeland Security Committee.

Fellows William J. Billings, Cynthia Cullen, and Stan Wisseman from HP add expertise to ICIT through CISO experience, HP’s partnership with NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), and bring with them access to HP’s Security Research Division (HPSR) which provides strategic and tactical security intelligence such as the Zero Day Initiative and threat reports.

Fellows Ryan Kalember and Dan Skinner from Watchdox bring thought leadership to ICIT in the field of secure file sharing and document exchange, an area of extreme importance given the rise in attacks using malware which exfiltrate files and the steady growth of cloud computing, mobility and collaborative environments.

Fellows Danyetta Fleming Magana and Shelley Frazier from Covenant Security Solutions bring expertise to ICIT through their deep understanding of resource allocation to balance people, process and technology investments to maximize cyber outcomes, as well as executive cybersecurity training  and near real-time incident response management.

The Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT) is a non-partisan Think Tank based in Washington D.C. that acts as a conduit between the legislative community, technology providers, and federal agencies. ICIT Fellows advise legislative community and federal agency executives on technology issues by providing expert opinions and talking points via briefings, presentations and ICIT meetings. Our Fellows are thought leaders in the growth and security of our nation’s critical infrastructure sectors, including government, healthcare, finance, energy, communications and manufacturing. For more information please contact Sr. Fellow Parham Eftekhari at parham@icitech.org or 202-600-7250 x101.