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Tripwire announced that it has joined the Council on CyberSecurity (CCS) as a founding member. Through this partnership, Tripwire will support and amplify the Council’s efforts to accelerate the widespread availability and adoption of effective cybersecurity measures, practice and policy.

The Council on CyberSecurity is a global, independent, expert nonprofit organization committed to the security of an open Internet; the ongoing development and widespread adoption of the 20 Critical Security Controls (20 CSC); elevating the competencies of the cybersecurity workforce; and the development of policies that lead to measurable improvements in our ability to operate safely, securely and reliably in cyberspace.

The Council is scheduled to reveal the newly revised and updated 20 Critical Security Controls 5.0 at the 2014 RSA Conference in late February. For more information, visit the website at, and see this video interview with Tony Sager, Jane Lute and Maurice Uenuma discussing the 20CSC.

“Computer security is more than just an increasingly complex technical challenge — it’s a strategic business issue,” said Jim Johnson, CEO of Tripwire. “Tripwire and the Council have a shared vision of a widely adopted framework of security controls and practices that allow business and technical executives to understand and quantify cybersecurity risks with the same level of clarity used for other types of business risk.”

The Council’s advisory board includes Google’s chief Internet evangelist Vint Cerf; Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky Lab; and Mike McConnell, vice chairman of Booz Allen Hamilton. Tony Sager, a former National Security Agency official, serves as the director of programs for the Council.

The Council’s Board of Directors is chaired by Franklin Reeder, a veteran of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Karen Evans, who previously oversaw the information technology (IT) budget for the federal government at OMB, also serves on the board.

“We are proud to have the support of Tripwire as a founding member,” said Jane Holl Lute, president and CEO of the Council on CyberSecurity. “Through partnerships with innovative technology companies like Tripwire, we work collectively to reduce the significant vulnerabilities found in today’s highly networked environments and increase awareness of the importance of applied cybersecurity.”