Carolyn Holcomb

Partner and Leader, Risk Assurance Data Protection and Privacy Practice
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

Carolyn Holcomb is an Atlanta-based partner with over 21 years of experience helping clients manage their risks and systems of internal control, specializing in information technology and business process. Carolyn leads our Risk Assurance Data Protection and Privacy practice, and in so doing, assesses and provides recommendations for improving companies' information security and privacy programs. Carolyn helps organizations build and enhance their privacy and information security programs for sustainability over the long term. She focuses on governance and risk assessments, data inventories, flows, and classifications. Carolyn helps organizations assess their program models, training and awareness programs, communications across the organization, and systems of control. In addition, Carolyn helps organizations build control mechanisms and monitoring programs that include reporting to senior management and the Board of Directors. Carolyn also assesses her clients’ controls and monitoring of third parties and provides advice to such clients to help them enhance, and often remediate, such controls and programs. She also signs attestations when PwC serves as the Assessor in response to requirements from various regulators such as the Federal Trade Commission and Office of Congressional Relations. Carolyn also serves our public external audit clients by auditing the internal controls and information systems for integrated financial statement audits. Carolyn is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in several states as well as a Certified Information Privacy Professionals (CIPP) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). She has a B.S. in Math from Bucknell University and an MBA from Georgia Tech. Carolyn has previously served on the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta.

Women in Technology (WIT) recently honored Carolyn with a nomination for its 2011 Woman of the Year in Technology Award, to celebrate the accomplishments of women technology executives who are leaders and visionaries in both business and community.

Media spotlight: Hear what Carolyn has to say...

Survey says more attention being paid to data privacy, but still a ways to go
By Grant Hatchimonji featuring Carolyn Holcomb
January 31, 2014
Protecting Privacy on the Internet
By Verne Kopytoff, featuring Carolyn Holcomb
March 2013
Lines of Cyberdefense
Effectively Assessing Information Risks within the Enterprise
By Eric Chabrow featuring Carolyn Holcomb
InfoRisk Today
August 22, 2012
Strong Defense Tactics Needed Against Cyber Attacks
Companies should identify key controls for data security and privacy, just as they do for financial processes
By Shaunacy Ferro featuring Carolyn Holcomb
Treasury & Risk
August 20, 2012