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Paul Eisler

Senior Director of Cybersecurity
Paul Eisler is the Senior Director of Cybersecurity at USTelecom. An attorney with more than a decade of experience in cyber policy, he serves on the Secretariat of the Council to Secure the Digital Economy (CSDE), a partnership of 13 global ICT companies that publish influential security guidance, and he co-chairs the Cybersecurity Committee of the Communications Sector Coordinating Council (CSCC), which facilitates public-private cyber initiatives across the U.S. government.

Since CSDE’s founding, Paul has been the principal editor of the CSDE International Botnet and IoT Security Guide, published annually, and he led the effort to develop the CSDE IoT Security Policy Principles, endorsed by 27 major ICT organizations. His research on IoT practices laid the groundwork for the C2 Consensus on IoT Device Security Baseline Capabilities, endorsed by 20 major ICT organizations including standards bodies.

Paul is also the principal editor of the CSDE report Cyber Crisis: Foundations of Multi- Stakeholder Coordination, which aims to improve incident response capabilities in 12 high- stakes scenarios involving national security and public safety. In addition, Paul provides legal and strategic guidance to the Communications Sector Co-Chair of the DHS ICT Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force under the National Risk Management Center.

Prior to joining USTelecom, Paul worked as a legal consultant to support trade associations and businesses in the communications and IT sectors. He received his law degree with honors from American University Washington College of Law, where he served on the American University Law Review and, at age 20, was distinguished as the law school’s youngest J.D. candidate. He also worked for his alma mater as a Legal Research Fellow, concentrating on economic policies of the European Union.

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