Cheri McGuire

Nonresident Scholar
Cyber Policy Initiative
Cheri McGuire is a nonresident scholar with the Cyber Policy Initiative at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Education

MBA, George Washington University
B.A., University of California, Riverside.

Languages
  • English
Contact Information

    Cheri McGuire is a nonresident scholar with Carnegie’s Cyber Policy Initiative and a member of its FinCyber Advisory Group. She served as group chief information security officer (CISO) at Standard Chartered Bank in London from 2016 to 2019. She was responsible for global information and cyber security risk management, governance, policy, training and awareness, third party security risk, assurance testing and red teaming, exercises, regulatory engagement, and industry partnerships. In this role, she regularly briefed the board of directors, executive team, and regulators on the cyber security risk posture of the Bank.

    With 30 years of industry and government experience, she serves on the board of directors for Entrust Datacard Corporation, and on the executive advisory board of Tenable, a cyber risk management and vulnerability assessment company. In 2017, the Monetary Authority of Singapore appointed her to its first International Cyber Security Advisory Panel. She also previously served on the Europol Advisory Group on Financial Services at the George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security Board, and the UK Cyber Defence Alliance Board. She has testified numerous times as an invited expert witness before the U.S. Congress.

    Previously, McGuire served on the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Cybersecurity, the National Cyber Security Alliance board, and the Industry Executive Subcommittee of the president’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. From 2010 to 2012, she served as Chair of the US IT Sector Coordinating Council – one of 16 critical sectors identified by the president and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to partner with the government on critical infrastructure protection (CIP) and cyber security.

    Prior to Standard Chartered, she served for six years as vice president of global government affairs and cybersecurity policy at Symantec and was director for critical infrastructure and cybersecurity in Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Group. Previously, she served in numerous positions at the Department of Homeland Security, including as head of the National Cyber Security Division/US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT). Prior to DHS, she worked for Booz Allen Hamilton for nearly five years specializing in government telecom and computer security agencies and as a congressional staffer for seven years.

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