Cybersecurity Advisory Council

Who We Are

The CompTIA Cybersecurity Advisory Council brings together thought leaders and innovators from a multitude of disciplines, working together to educate technology solution providers on the latest and greatest cybersecurity practices and protocols for business.

What We Stand For

Cybersecurity is a critical component for every business and any technology solution today, but one that requires constant vigilance, collaboration, and communication. We strive to address some of today’s most pressing issues and threats, providing guidance for tech companies of all sizes.

Together, we are working to

The council works closely with the CompTIA cybersecurity community as well as The CompTIA ISAO, to develop the tools and resources that tech companies can use to increase the cyber resilience of the IT industry and accelerate the adoption of best practices.

How We’re Making an Impact

The pressure from hackers and other bad actors isn’t abating. Thus, it’s critical for tech companies to continue their investments in both cybersecurity protocols as well as developing the next generation of resources that will be required to protect assets. The Cybersecurity Advisory Council’s roster of industry experts and thought leaders offers the guidance and tools necessary to help tech businesses stay ahead of the curve.


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Keith J. Nelson, Ph.D.


Vistem Solutions Inc

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Kevin Nikkhoo



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Tish Williams

Vice Chair

Director of Channels,
Infosec Institute


Patrick Beggs

Chief Information Security Officer,

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Joy Beland

VP Partner Strategy and Cybersecurity Education,
Summit 7


Bill Campbell


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Jim Christensen

Lochbox Technologies, Inc.

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Stephen Doty

Founder and CEO,
Defensible Technology

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Mark Essayian

KME Systems


Tim Golden


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Bradley Gross

Law Office of Bradley Gross, PA

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Tracy Holtz

Director of Security Solutions,
Tech Data

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Joshua Liberman

Net Sciences, Inc.


Kevin McDonald

Alvaka Networks

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Chris Morton

Chief Information Officer,

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