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AT&T’s Christopher Boyer to Chair NIST Information Security Board

Christopher Boyer
Christopher Boyer

Christopher Boyer, global public policy assistant vice president for AT&T ‘s services business, has been appointed chairman of the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board.

NIST said Friday Boyer — an ISPAB member since June 2012 — will succeed Peter Weinberger and serve as board chair until June 10, 2020.

ISPAB advises NIST, the homeland security secretary and director of the Office of Management and Budget on information security and privacy matters across government information systems.

Boyer oversees strategic policy positions associated with cybersecurity at AT&T and also serves as the company’s point of contact to the DHS’ National Security Telecommunications Advisory Council, which advises the president on national security and emergency preparedness.

He also participates in organizations such as Communications Sector Coordinating Council; the National Cyber Security Alliance; and the Federal Communications Commission‘s Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council.

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