Assistant VP, Cybersecurity
AT&T Public Sector
Paul Girardi heads a team of cybersecurity professionals that support the AT&T Global Public Sector. In this role, he leads a team of cyber professionals that consult, engineer, and operate security solutions.Mr. Girardi, who has been with AT&T since 2002, brings a wealth of experience to his work for federal clients and combines it with a passion for technology, innovation and service. He leads a team of cybersecurity professionals that support the Federal, State, and Local Governments. In this role, he manages a team of cybersecurity professionals: verifying compliance through certification, audit, and penetration testing; developing security solutions that protect against the latest cybersecurity threats; delivering reliable security services through security and network operations; and providing insights into emerging threats on the Internet.Prior to this assignment, Mr. Girardi led Business Development and Capture Management for the AT&T federal sector. In that role, he led an organization that explored the needs of federal customers and addressed them by advocating their requirements within AT&T, sourcing expertise and technology from centers of excellence that his team called upon to help develop solutions for federal agencies. Previously, Mr. Girardi was Executive Director of Engineering at AT&T Government Solutions. In this capacity, he led a nationwide team of engineers who specialized in developing, selling, and delivering integrated IT solutions to the Federal Government. During his tenure, the organization helped Agencies harness converged Internet Protocol (IP), IPv6 and wireless technologies in support of effective business transformation.Before joining AT&T, Mr. Girardi held an executive position at Qwest Communications where he was responsible for business development for the northeast territory of Qwest Solutions. Prior technical leadership positions at Lucent, Sprint and Rhythms have also contributed to his twenty plus years of Information Technology (IT) experience in both engineering and sales leadership roles.Mr. Girardi holds a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; a Masters of Science in Systems Engineering in Command, Control, and Communications from George Mason University; and a Bachelors of Science in Physics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.