Andy Purdy




Andy is the Huawei global lead for the East-West Institute Global Cooperation in Cyberspace Initiative and serves as the Vice Chair of the Open Group Trusted Technology Forum, which developed the Open Group Trusted Technology Provider Standard (O-TTPS), recognized by ISO as 20243.

Andy was the senior cyber security official of the U.S. Government from 2004-2006.

Prior to joining the Department of Homeland Security, Andy was a member of the White House staff where he helped to draft the U.S. National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace (2003), after which he went to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) where he helped to form and then led the National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) and the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), from 2004-2006.

At DHS, Andy also served as Co-chair of the National Cyber Response Coordination Group (NCRCG), the principal US interagency group to prepare for and respond to cyber incidents of national significance, and he was DHS representative to the Committee on National Security System (CNSS) that sets policy for the nation’s classified IT networks.

Immediately before joining Huawei Andy was the Chief Cybersecurity Strategist for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC).

In this role he provided strategic input to the development and implementation of a coordinated, company-wide initiative to address the cybersecurity needs of CSC’s global client base, and worked in national and international venues to influence cyber security public policy and awareness.

Before joining the White House staff, Andy served as Acting General Counsel and Chief Deputy General Counsel at the U.S. Sentencing Commission.

Earlier in his career he served as a federal prosecutor in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Senior Staff Counsel of the House Select Committee on Assassinations (President John Kennedy), Special Counsel to the U.S. House Ethics Committee, and Counsel to the U.S. Senate Impeachment Trial Committee.

He also served for five years in network television news as an Associate Producer for NBC News magazines, and Producer for the CBS News broadcast NIGHTWATCH with Charlie Rose in Washington, D.C.

Andy is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and the University of Virginia Law School.

Speech Topic & Synopses
Security considerations in the era of Internet of Things (IoT)