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N. MacDonnell Ulsch

N. MacDonnell Ulsch

PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services LLC
Senior Managing Director
New York, NY, USA


Don has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of forensic investigations, cybercrime, national security and information security management. He is in the US Cybercrime & Breach Response practice.  Working with many of the most established and well known corporate brands, as well as law enforcement and the intelligence community, he has led many cyber breach investigations and advised executive management on breach management strategy and mitigation execution.  Don’s cyber breach investigative work has been across multiple industries, from financial services and defense, to retail, manufacturing and healthcare.  These cyber breach cases included the compromise of regulated personal information, as well as intellectual property and trade secret fraud and theft.

Prior to joining PwC, Don was the CEO and Chief Risk Analyst at ZeroPoint Risk Research LLC, a company he founded in 2009.  He also served in executive security positions at Dun & Bradstreet/Dataquest, Gartner and Jefferson Wells.  He was Trusted Advisor to the US Secrecy Commission, also known as the Moynihan Commission on Protecting and Reducing Government Secrecy, created under Title IX of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act.  For more than a decade he worked with the National Security Institute and remains an advisory board member there.

He has been an adjunct lecturer at Boston University and a guest lecturer at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College in the International MBA program.   In 2013 he was appointed to the Tech Target Security Media Advisory Board.

A frequent speaker at US domestic and international industry events sponsored by the Institute of Internal Auditors, he has appeared on Fox News as a cybercrime and breach analyst and on other television and radio programs. Cited in books, and academic and military studies on cybersecurity, Don is the author of many articles on the subject and two books: Threat! Managing Risk in a Hostile World (The IIA Research Foundation, July 2008) and CyberThreat! How to Manage the Growing Risk of Cyber Attacks (John Wiley & Sons, June 2014).

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