Christopher Boyer,Â global public policy assistant vice president for AT&T ‘s services business, has been appointed chairmanÂ of theÂ National Institute of Standards and Technology‘sÂ Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board.
NIST said Friday Boyer — an ISPAB member since June 2012 — will succeedÂ Peter Weinberger and serve as board chair until June 10, 2020.
ISPAB advises NIST, the homeland security secretary and directorÂ of the Office of Management and Budget onÂ information security and privacy matters across governmentÂ information systems.
Boyer oversees strategic policy positions associated withÂ cybersecurity at AT&T and also servesÂ 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 asÂ Communications Sector Coordinating Council;Â the National Cyber Security Alliance; and the Federal Communications Commission‘s Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council.