Maryland Chamber of Commerce Representative Appointed to Chair of the Modernize Maryland Oversight Commission

Maryland Chamber of Commerce Representative & Tenable Senior Vice President Appointed to ´╗┐Chair of the Modernize Maryland Oversight Commission

For immediate release
February 7, 2023
 
Contact: Abbi Ludwig
aludwig@mdchamber.org
410-269-0642 x1120

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Today, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Manoj Srivastava to serve as Chair of the Modernize Maryland Oversight Commission. 

Srivastava is the Senior Vice President of Engineering at Tenable, Inc, a global cybersecurity company headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, and is the Maryland Chamber of Commerce’s representative on the Modernize Maryland Oversight Commission, whose mandate includes ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the information held by the state concerning state residents, and modernizing Maryland’s IT and cybersecurity infrastructure.

 "Maryland has work to do to reduce risks related to data privacy and improve customer service capacity," said Maryland State Senator Katie Fry Hester, Chair of the Joint Committee on Cybersecurity, IT and Biotechnology. "Mr. Srivastava brings the industry experience, technical expertise and sense of urgency necessary to lead the Modernize Maryland Commission through the critical process of bringing our IT into the 21st Century."

“The field of cybersecurity is an important and growing sector of Maryland’s economy, and is important to the overall health of Maryland’s business and government ecosystem,” said Andrew Griffin, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs. “Manoj Srivastava brings extensive experience from his work at Tenable and his seasoned career in cybersecurity adds tremendous value to the commission’s work. His appointment as Chair is a testament to his leadership and knowledge as a business and cybersecurity expert.”

“Modernization is vital to making the state’s IT infrastructure more secure and resilient. The work doesn’t stop with that. Modernization and security are interconnected. Digital transformation results in an expanding cyberattack surface and it becomes essential to follow good cyber hygiene practices,” said Srivastava. “The Modernize Maryland Oversight Commission is at the forefront of ensuring that Maryland is taking a progressive approach for IT modernization and protecting its constituents and their data. I’m honored to serve as the Chair of this commission.”

Srivastava has been in the cybersecurity space for over 20 years in various executive and leadership positions at privately and publicly traded companies focused on building cybersecurity and networking solutions for small to large enterprises. Prior to Tenable, he was at CA, Inc., where he held key engineering roles building network forensics, and network infrastructure management solutions.

Srivastava is a Boardroom Certified Qualified Technology Expert for corporate governance and governing systemic risk in complex digital systems. He is passionate about increasing diversity in technical sectors and is an executive leader for the DEI initiatives at Tenable.

Srivastava holds a Masters in Computer Networking from NC State University and a Bachelors in Electronics and Communication from RV College of Engineering in Bangalore, India. He is a 20-year resident of Maryland and lives in Ellicott City, Maryland with his wife and two sons.

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About Tenable

Tenable® is the Exposure Management company. Approximately 40,000 organizations around the globe rely on Tenable to understand and reduce cyber risk. As the creator of Nessus®, Tenable extended its expertise in vulnerabilities to deliver the world’s first platform to see and secure any digital asset on any computing platform. Tenable customers include approximately 60 percent of the Fortune 500, approximately 40 percent of the Global 2000, and large government agencies. Learn more at tenable.com.

About the Maryland Chamber of Commerce 

The Maryland Chamber of Commerce is the only statewide business advocacy organization and the leading voice for business in the state. Together with their 6,400+ members, they form a statewide coalition that is committed to ensuring that Maryland is attracting and retaining quality jobs, developing vibrant, sustainable communities and staying at the forefront of global competitiveness and economic prosperity. Learn more.