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Chris Boyer

AT&T
Assistant Vice President of Global Public Policy
Chris Boyer is Assistant Vice President of Global Public Policy at AT&T Services, Inc., where he is responsible for the company's strategic policy positions related to cybersecurity. Boyer has also recently been appointed chairman of the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s (NIST) Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB). Mr. Boyer coordinates with AT&T’s Chief Security Office (CSO) and other impacted organizations to develop and advance AT&T’s strategic policy positions related to cybersecurity and represents AT&T in a wide variety of legislative, regulatory and policy development proceedings, before stakeholders on the Federal and state levels and in a variety of international forums.

Boyer serves as AT&T's Point of Contact to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Council (NSTAC), a Federal advisory committee tasked with providing advice to the President on matters of National Security and Emergency Preparedness (NS/EP), and was appointed in 2012 to the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB), a Federal advisory committee responsible for identifying emerging managerial, technical, administrative, and physical safeguard issues related to information security and privacy for Federal agencies.

Boyer is also the former vice-chair and a current member of the executive committee of the Communications Sector Coordinating Council (CSCC) which conducts communications sector critical infrastructure planning activities with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Since 2009, Boyer has served on the board of directors of the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a public private partnership dedicated to promoting cybersecurity awareness and education for home users, small and medium size businesses, and primary and secondary education. In addition, he is the co-chair for the public policy committee at the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group and serves on multiple Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) working groups involving cybersecurity.

Prior to his current position, he was AT&T's policy lead in California serving the high-tech community in Silicon Valley. Boyer joined AT&T in 1993 and has held positions in the company's corporate public policy, network planning and engineering, product marketing and network services departments, including extensive experience working on a variety of technical matters including broadband access, VoIP and Internet Protocol (IP)-based television. Boyer received a B.S. in business administration from the University of Kansas and holds an M.B.A. from the University of Houston.

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