President Barack Obama has appointed Mark McLaughlin, president and CEO of Dulles-based Verisign, to serve on the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. The committee, composed of private sector CEOs and other telecommunications experts, advises the government on matters of security that relate to the nation’s telecommunications systems. It also provides recommendations through an annual executive report.
“Our nation’s communications infrastructure is under constant pressure — not only from hackers and others who wish us harm — but also from the exponential growth in legitimate traffic that communications networks must support,” McLaughlin said in a statement. “I am honored to serve … and I look forward to joining with my industry colleagues in our mission to ensure the security, reliability and preparedness of our crucial communications infrastructure.”
McLaughlin joined Verisign in 2000 and worked in a number of positions before becoming president and CEO in 2009. Verisign provides Internet infrastructure services. For more than 12 years, it has managed connections to more than 100 million domain names and processes more than 60 billion queries daily.
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