A new chair was appointed to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB).
The new chair is Christopher Boyer, Assistant Vice President for Global Public Policy, AT&T Services Inc., where he is responsible for the company’s strategic policy positions related to cybersecurity, and develop strategic policy positions related to cybersecurity. He will assume the role and responsibilities of the Chair from the current chair on May 1, 2016. Mr. Boyer was appointed as an ISPAB member in June 2012, and his term will end on June 10, 2020.
The ISPAB was originally created by the Computer Security Act of 1987 (P.L. 100- 235) as the Computer System Security and Privacy Advisory Board, and amended by Public Law 107-347, The E-Government Act of 2002, Title III, The Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) of 2002. The statutory objectives of the Board include identifying emerging managerial, technical, administrative, and physical safeguard issues relative to information security and privacy. The next ISPAB meeting will be held on June 15-17, 2016, in Washington, D.C. ISPAB meetings are open to the public. Visit ISPAB Meetings for additional information.