Larry Clinton is President and CEO of the Internet Security Alliance (ISA). This year Larry was named one of the 100 most influential Americans in the field of corporate governance by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). He was the primary author for the "Cyber Risk Handbook for Corporate Boards of Directors" published by NACD and endorsed by the US DHS and the Internal Auditors Institute. He is also the primary author of the ISA's "Cyber Security Social Contract" which was the most often cited source in President Obama's signature policy paper on cyber security. The policy recommendations in the ISA Cyber Social Contract were endorsed by both the House GOP Task Force on cyber security and were the foundation for President Obama's 2013 Executive Order on Cyber Security which led to the development of the NIST Framework. This year Larry was co-chair of the Telecommunications sector CSRIC Working Group on barriers and incentives for telecommunications firms adopting the NIST Framework.
ISA is a multi-sector trade association devoted to thought leadership, policy advocacy and promoting the use of sound security standards practices and technologies. The ISA's Mission is to integrate technology with economics and public policy to create a sustainable system of cyber security. Prior to joining ISA in 2002 Larry was Vice President of the US Telephone Association (now US Telecom). Prior to that Larry spent 6 years as an aide to the former Chair of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications. Larry has a BA (Iona College) and MA in Communications theory (U of Maryland) and competed his coursework for a PhD in Communications from the U of Illinois.