NTT Security CEO Americas Elected to Board of Directors of Cyber Threat Alliance

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Industry veteran John Petrie joins the board to collaborate and share information with leading cybersecurity companies

NTT Security, the specialized security company of NTT Group, announces the appointment of CEO Americas, John Petrie, to the Board of Directors of the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) today. NTT Security has a reputation of collaboration and information sharing throughout the cybersecurity industry and is excited to increase its participation in the CTA, a non-profit organization working to improve cybersecurity throughout the global digital ecosystem.

“It’s an honor to be selected for the CTA Board of Directors,” said Petrie. “Their mission to protect the digital ecosystem through constantly improving threat awareness is critical for future economic and social development, and is consistent with how we at NTT Security support our clients every day.”

John joins the board following the second annual election for three seats on the Board of Directors, which are reserved for industry veterans at affiliate member representatives. The latest news comes less than 10 months after NTT Security joined CTA as a new member.

In his new role as a board director, Petrie will use his unique technical and business expertise to collaborate with, and share information among, other leading cybersecurity organizations. NTT Security has long believed sharing information and collaborating with other firms is critical for delivering effective cybersecurity worldwide.

“The addition of John Petrie will add to the depth and experience to the board,“ said Michael Daniel, President and CEO of the CTA. “We look forward to his contributions over the next year.”

Petrie is a well-respected and trusted senior technology executive in the industry and has been with NTT Security since 2016. Prior to his current role as CEO Americas, Petrie was Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), where he was responsible for overall information security strategy.

About NTT Security

NTT Security is the specialized security company and the center of excellence in security for NTT Group.  With embedded security, we enable NTT Group companies (Dimension Data, NTT Communications and NTT DATA) to deliver resilient business solutions for clients’ digital transformation needs.  NTT Security has multiple SOCs, seven R&D centers, over 1,500 security experts and handles hundreds of thousands of security incidents annually across six continents.

NTT Security ensures that resources are used effectively by delivering the right mix of Managed Security Services, Security Consulting Services and Security Technology for NTT Group companies – making best use of local resources and leveraging our global capabilities.  NTT Security is part of the NTT Group (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation), one of the largest ICT companies in the world. Visit to learn more about NTT Security or visit

About the Cyber Threat Alliance

The Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA), founded by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., Cisco, Fortinet, McAfee, Palo Alto Networks, and Symantec, is an independent, not-for-profit organization that also includes AlienVault, Dragos, IntSights, Juniper Networks, Lastline, NEC Corporation, NTT Security, Radware, Rapid7, ReversingLabs, Saint Security, SK Infosec, Sophos, and Telefónica’s ElevenPaths. CTA is the industry’s first formally organized group of cybersecurity practitioners that work together in good faith to share threat information and improve global defenses against advanced cyber adversaries.

CTA’s mission is to facilitate the sharing of actionable intelligence and situational awareness about sophisticated cyber threats to improve its members’ cyber defenses, more effectively disrupt malicious cyber actors around the world and raise the level of cybersecurity throughout the Internet and cyberspace. The alliance is continuing to grow on a global basis, enriching both the quantity and quality of the information that is being shared across the platform. CTA is actively recruiting additional regional players to enhance information sharing to enable a more secure future for all.

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NTT Security
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