Full Name
Robert Mayer
Job Title
Senior Vice President, Cybersecurity
US Telecom
Speaker Bio
Robert Mayer is Senior Vice President of Cybersecurity with the USTelecom Association (USTelecom) with responsibility for leading cyber and national security policy and strategic initiatives. He is the current Chairman of the Communications Sector Coordinating Council (CSCC), which represents the broadcast, cable, satellite, wireless and wireline industries in connection with the DHS and public-private partnership activities across the U.S. government. Mayer was recently appointed as co-chair of the Department of Homeland Security’s ICT Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force, which will develop near- and long-term strategic solutions to supply chain risk. He also serves as co-Chair of the Counsel to Secure the Digital Economy (CSDE), which consists of 13 global ICT infrastructure providers who have joined forces to drive solutions that enhance the cyber resiliency of the digital ecosystem. Mayer was appointed to the FCC Communications Security Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC V), after having led a 100-person team of cybersecurity professionals that produced a landmark report to adapt the NIST Cybersecurity Framework to the broadcast, cable, satellite, wireless and wireline industries.

Prior to USTelecom, Mayer served as the top telecommunications official for New York State as Telecom Director of the New York Public Service Commission. In that capacity, he led several major initiatives including regulatory reform efforts and he created a new agency department that focused exclusively on network reliability and public safety matters. Prior to this appointment, Mayer was the lead regulatory practitioner in the Telecommunications and Cable Group at KPMG Consulting and was a consultant with Deloitte Consulting. Before that, Mayer worked as an analyst in the international telecommunications divisions of Chase Manhattan Bank and JP Morgan. Mayer served in the US Air Force supervising intelligence and communications operations at NATO Headquarters, Southern Europe in Italy. He received his B.A from Albany State University, his MA in Information Management from Central Michigan University, his MBA from Boston University, and his J.D from New York Law School.
Robert Mayer