Stephen Boyce is the International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ (IFES) Senior Global Election Technology and Cybersecurity Advisor. He is a cybersecurity expert with experience working in law enforcement, the private sector, public service, and higher education. He leads IFES’s technology outreach and development of tools and policy recommendations on the responsible use of technology and countering the evolving threats posed to democracy.
He was previously a principal consultant at The Crypsis Group (a Palo Alto Networks Company), where he led global cyber investigations and provided virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) services to organizations worldwide. Before joining The Crypsis Group, he served as a technical subject matter expert for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), supporting a range of investigations worldwide. Earlier in his career, he served as a cyber intern for the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force, the U.S. Department of State, and the FBI’s International Operations Division.
Boyce is also an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland Global Campus and a cybersecurity adjunct professor at Marymount University. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Cybersecurity. His research areas of interest include Cyber Diplomacy, Data Privacy, and the Human Factors of Cybersecurity.
His numerous professional certifications include Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) Security Essentials, GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner, GIAC Advanced Smartphone Forensics, to name a few.