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AT&T's Chris Boyer to chair NIST privacy board

Chris Boyer, AT&T

Chris Boyer, assistant vice president of global public policy at AT&T Services

A key advisory board at the National Institute of Standards and Technology is getting new leadership. Chris Boyer, assistant vice president of global public policy at AT&T Services, is taking over as chairman of NIST's Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board.

Boyer has been a member of ISPAB since 2012. At AT&T, he helps lead efforts to develop and promote the company's regulatory and legislative strategies. He's also instrumental in AT&T's strategic policy on cybersecurity, according to a NIST announcement.

Boyer has other government advisory experience, including serving on the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Council and the Communications Sector Coordinating Council, both at the Department of Homeland Security. His term as ISPAB chair lasts until June 10, 2020.

ISPAB advises NIST on matters related to the security and privacy of government information systems. The board hosts several annual public meetings at which members hear from government officials on issues, challenges and new programs. The meetings typically span a few days, and they provide some of the most open and expert discussions of executive branch IT policies and programs in any public setting. The board also advises NIST on standards.

Boyer replaces Google computer scientist Peter Weinberger as chairman. 

Posted by Adam Mazmanian on May 02, 2016 at 3:03 PM


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