WASHINGTON — Today, global tech trade association ITI announced that Mike Flynn has joined as Senior Director and Counsel for Government Affairs, managing the organization’s domestic advocacy on cybersecurity issues. Flynn comes to ITI from the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, where he served as Senior Counsel.
“Cybersecurity and supply chain security are top priorities for our member companies,” said ITI President and CEO Jason Oxman. “Mike’s experience having served as a senior policy advisor on a full range of key tech-focused issues to several congressional committees and members of Congress will provide enormous value to ITI members.”
“I’m excited to be joining ITI and its extraordinary membership at such a pivotal time for technology policy in the U.S and around the globe. From secure ICT supply chains and encryption, to incident notification and artificial intelligence, cyber is at the forefront of several major policy debates, and it could not be a more important time to be educating policymakers on these issues,” said Flynn.
Flynn most recently served as Senior Counsel on the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs. In this capacity, he managed the Chairman’s legislative priorities in cybersecurity, and served as a senior advisor on national security issues that intersect with technology, such as 5G, the vulnerability disclosure policy, U.S. policy on countering misinformation on social media, and legislative efforts to standardize government procurement of Internet of Things devices. Additionally, Flynn planned and executed congressional oversight of federal government efforts on supply chain risk management, cyber threat information sharing and operational collaboration, and the investigation of data breaches at federal agencies.
Earlier in his career, Flynn was counsel for the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform where he managed the cybersecurity portfolio for the Subcommittee on Information Technology; co-led a high-profile, year-long investigation into the data breaches at the Office of Personnel Management; and conducted oversight of issues related to digital acts of war, the cybersecurity implications of certain export controls, and the information security of the election system. He also served as a Law and Public Policy Fellow at the Application Developers Alliance and as a law clerk for the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
A graduate of Villanova University, he received his law degree from the Catholic University of America.