Cheri McGuire is a nonresident scholar with Carnegie’s Cyber Policy Initiative and a member of its FinCyber Advisory Group. She is a cybersecurity risk and advisory leader with more than 30 years in strategy, policy, and operations, and spanning the financial, technology, consulting, and government sectors. From 2016 to 2019, she served as managing director and group chief information security officer (CISO) at Standard Chartered PLC in London, where she was responsible for the bank’s global information and cyber security risk management strategy, governance, policy, training and awareness, third party security risk, control assurance testing, regulatory engagement, and industry partnerships.
She currently serves on the board of directors for Entrust Corporation, and on the advisory boards for Tenable, Garrison, and X-Analytics corporations. In 2019 she was reappointed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore—the nation’s central bank and chief financial regulator—to a second two-year term on its International Cyber Security Advisory Panel. She also serves on the board of directors for the Cybercrime Support Network, a nonprofit partnering with federal, state, and local organizations to provide resources and tools to individuals and small businesses impacted by cyber crime.
Previously, she served on the George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security Board, UK Cyber Defence Alliance Board, National Cyber Security Alliance Board, and Europol Advisory Group on Financial Services. In addition, McGuire served on the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Cybersecurity and the Industry Executive Subcommittee of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. From 2010 to 2012, she served as chair of the U.S. IT Sector Coordinating Council—one of the 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 cybersecurity. She also has testified numerous times as an invited expert before the U.S. Congress.
Prior to Standard Chartered, she served 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. Prior to this, she served as director of the DHS National Cyber Security Division/U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) with management responsibility for Operations, Strategic Initiatives and Outreach and Awareness functions. Prior to DHS, she was as a program manager for Booz Allen Hamilton specializing in government telecom and computer security agencies, and as a congressional staffer in the U.S. House of Representatives.