Ms. Cheri F. McGuire
Cheri F. McGuire, Vice President, Global Government Affairs & Cybersecurity Policy
With more than twenty years of government and industry experience, Ms. McGuire leads Symantec's global public policy agenda and government engagement strategy that includes cybersecurity, critical infrastructure protection (CIP), and privacy. She leads a team of professionals spanning the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia. Ms. McGuire serves on the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Cybersecurity, and on the boards of the Information Technology Industry Council, the US Information Technology Office in China, and the National Cyber Security Alliance. 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 DHS to partner with the government on CIP and cybersecurity. Ms. McGuire is a frequent presenter on technology policy issues, including testifying numerous times before Congress. Past positions include: Director for Critical Infrastructure and Cybersecurity in Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Group; Acting Director and Deputy Director of the DHS National Cyber Security Division and US-CERT; program manager at Booz Allen Hamilton; and Congressional staffer.