The Alperovitch Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Boyd, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) Center for Cyber Intelligence (CCI), as an Adjunct Professor at the Alperovitch Institute at Johns Hopkins SAIS. 

Andy Boyd is a widely respected voice within the U.S. government’s cybersecurity and intelligence communities. He brings nearly three decades of experience in intelligence work,” said Thomas Rid, Professor of Strategic Studies and Founding Director of the Alperovitch Institute. “We are delighted to have our students learn from him, and are looking forward to the contributions he will continue to make to the infosec community, and to the intellectual life and teaching at the Alperovitch Institute.”

Andy Boyd was a Senior Intelligence Service officer in the CIA’s Directorate of Operations. He has extensive experience leading worldwide intelligence operations, and in-depth knowledge of geopolitics, cyber operations and policy, and security practices and risk mitigation. His most recent assignment as the Director for the Central Intelligence Agency’s Center for Cyber Intelligence (CCI) oversaw responsibility for intelligence collection, analysis, and operations focused on foreign cyber threats to US interests. This position required regular interaction with the Director of the CIA, the White House, Congress, and senior officials from the Department of Defense, the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and an array of foreign partners’ senior officials from across the globe.

Prior to his role as Director of CCI, Andy served as Chief of Operations, Counterterrorism Mission Center (CTMC). He has led global counterterrorism operations against multiple global terror organizations via unilateral operations and jointly with multiple international partners. Andy was personally involved with many of the most consequential counterterrorism operations of the past decade.

Prior to his service in CTMC, Andy served as a Chief of Station in a country in the Middle East leading the full scope of US intelligence operations in an austere combat zone including operations, security and force protection of the CIA workforce. Andy likewise served as a Deputy Chief of Station and an Acting Chief of Station of a large CIA Station in the Middle East. In addition to leading the CIA workforce at multiple CIA field locations, Andy represented the Director of the CIA and other USG leaders to numerous foreign partners.

In 2010-2012, Andy led the CIA work force in HQS and the field engaging in critical intelligence operations to inform policy-makers regarding the “Arab Spring” revolutions across North Africa. He represented the CIA in high level policy meetings in Washington up to and including Oval Office engagements with the President and his staff.

Prior to joining the CIA, Andy served for a decade as a U.S. State Department Foreign Service Officer (FSO) at the US Embassies in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Tunisia, Iraq and Syria. Andy served as an active duty U.S. Air Force intelligence officer from 1993-1999. 

Andy earned a B.S. in History from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1993, an M.A. in International Relations from Catholic University in 1997, and a M.S. in Strategic Policy from the National War College in 2013. He lives in Arlington, Virginia, and is the proud father of two girls, 14 and 11 years old. He is an avid runner, mountain biker, and reader.