Entrust President and CEO Bill Conner Shares his Thoughts on Sen. Rockefeller’s Letter to the Fortune 500

September 20, 2012 by Bill Conner     No Comments

Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., who serves as Chairman of the U.S. Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation, has asked the key questions yet again: Are companies using best practices to protect themselves and their customers’ security? Are companies maintaining their cybersecurity efforts and vigilance on a regular basis, and updating their systems to reflect emerging threats?

What concerns me most, however, is that these are the same questions and concerns I have raised for years via my work with the Information Security Governance (ISG) task force and numerous other government and private sector initiatives.

Without a greater commitment from the private sector and the prod of appropriate Congressional action, we will still be asking the same questions 10 years from now. By that time, we will have been robbed, infiltrated, sabotaged and compromised.

Chairman Rockefeller is right. The threats are real and pervasive, and Congress and respective industries need to act now.

Bill Conner


With a career that spans more than 30 years across numerous high-tech industries, Bill Conner is among the most experienced security and infrastructure executives worldwide. As a corporate turn-around and cybersecurity expert, Conner has achieved a number of milestones since he joined Entrust as president and CEO in April 2001, the latest of which was engineering the acquisition of Entrust by private equity firm Thoma Bravo in July 2009. Full Bio: http://www.entrust.com/corporate/management/bill_conner.htm

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