Dr. Stephen Boyce, Senior Global Advisor, Election Technology and Cybersecurity
Dr. 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' digital diplomacy practice by overseeing the development of new tools, providing policy recommendations on the responsible use of technology and building capacity and confidence in countering the evolving threats posed to democracies.
He was previously a principal consultant at Unit 42 by Palo Alto Networks (The Crypsis Group), where he led global cyber investigations and provided virtual chief information security (vCISO) services to organizations worldwide. Before joining Unit 42 by Palo Alto Networks, he served as a technical subject matter expert for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), supporting a range of global investigations. 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.
Dr. Stephen Boyce holds a doctorate and master's degree in cybersecurity from Marymount University and a bachelor's degree in information technology from Marymount University. He is also an adjunct professor and course developer at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Rowan University, University of Maryland Global Campus and Marymount University. His research areas of interest include digital diplomacy, data privacy and the human factors of cybersecurity.
His numerous professional certifications include Certified Information Security Manager, Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) Security Essentials, GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner, and GIAC Advanced Smartphone Forensics.