The Cyber Security Industry Alliance (CSIA) has announced that Vontu, Inc., a company that offers data loss prevention solutions, will have a "strategic level of participation" in CSIA.
Vontu will join other industry leaders to enhance global cyber security through public policy, education, awareness and technology.
"Every breach of personal information is another reason for consumers to lose trust in our information systems," said Paul Kurtz, Executive Director of CSIA. "CSIA believes the right approach to securing sensitive personal data requires a blend of appropriate policies, technical expertise and security technologies that address both internal and external threats."
Joseph Ansanelli, CEO and Chairman of Vontu, credited CSIA with having a proven track record of positively influencing key information security policy. "We look forward to adding what we've learned working with Fortune 500 companies on their data security to the CSIA's efforts. We are honored that we were invited to join CSI along with other leading information security companies."
Ansanelli has testified several times before Congress on privacy and security issues. He also is working with members of Congress in identity theft bills.
"Mr. Ansanelli's data loss prevention expertise and prior work with Congress will be extremely valuable as CSIA continues to work with business leaders and lawmakers on the development of national policies to reduce identity theft, protect consumer privacy and ensure the safekeeping of personally identifiable information."