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Principal, Global and US Cybersecurity and Privacy Leader and US Cyber, Risk and Regulatory Leader, PwC

Sean Joyce is a Principal in PwC’s Consulting Segment where he has two distinct roles as Global and US Cybersecurity and Privacy Leader, and as the US Cyber, Risk and Regulatory Leader. He is a key and active member of the U.S. Consulting Leadership Team. Sean works with clients in various sectors providing strategic guidance, regulatory response, investigative support, incident breach response and serves as a senior advisor on cybersecurity. Notably, Sean has consulted on some of the most prolific cyber breaches, providing guidance and expertise to top executives and Boards. Sean works closely with many Boards and senior leadership teams on the challenges posed by digital transformations and the ever-changing threat landscape, understanding relevant cyber risks and threats, best practices in governance and cybersecurity risk oversight, and how to leverage cybersecurity and resilience as strategic business enablers. Sean previously led the US and Global Financial Crimes Unit for PwC, focusing on the interplay between cybersecurity, anti-money laundering and sanctions, fraud, and anti-bribery/anti-corruption. Prior to rejoining PwC, Sean was the Chief Trust Officer at Airbnb where he led Design Specialists, Product Managers, Engineers, and Data Scientists to help grow and defend the Airbnb platform. He was also responsible for the Privacy and Community Policy, and was a member of the Airbnb Executive Committee. Sean also served as the Deputy Director with the FBI, and had daily oversight of the 36,000 men and women as well as its $8 billion annual budget. With more than 26 years of service in the FBI, Sean brought a wide range of operational and leadership experience. He was an integral part of transforming the FBI into an intelligence-driven organization, and spearheaded several strategic initiatives, including ‘next generation cyber’, which was a cross-organizational initiative to maintain the FBI’s world leadership in law enforcement and domestic intelligence. Sean established a framework to operate and evaluate the FBI’s 56 domestic field offices. Sean held many positions during his tenure at the FBI including: the Executive Assistant Director at the FBI’s National Security Branch and lead intelligence official of the FBI, Assistant Director of International Operations, Section Chief of the Counterterrorism Division's International Terrorism Operations Section, Joint Terrorism Task Force Supervisor, SWAT Team Leader, and Hostage Rescue Team Operator. Sean is a 2013 recipient of the Director of National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the CIA Director’s Award, the DIA’s Director’s Award, and the FBI Meritorious Medal. In 2011 he received the Presidential Rank Award. A Brockton, MA native, Sean holds degrees from Boston College and Dartmouth’s Amos Tuck School of Business.

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