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Kristin Royster

Senior Vice President, GIS External Engagement
Bank of America

Kristin is an executive with Bank of America’s Global Information Security (GIS) team. 

She oversees and manages GIS’s external engagements with industry and government partners. In this role, her team leads GIS’s involvement in sector resilience efforts and works with internal partners and external stakeholders to identify external opportunities for driving security efforts that align with GIS’s overall goals. In her previous role, Kristin led GIS’s external cyber security public policy efforts.

Prior to joining Bank of America in 2012, Kristin was the Director of External Affairs for the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications within the Department of Homeland Security. She also served as the Director of Cybersecurity Legislative Affairs for the National Security Staff at the White House and was responsible for developing the Obama Administration’s cyber security legislative proposal.

Kristin is a graduate of the University of Delaware where she received her B.A. in Political Science and received her Master in Public Policy from George Mason University. She lives in northern Virginia with her husband and their two children.

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