Sean Joyce

Sean Joyce

Partner, Global Cybersecurity and Privacy Leader, PwC United States

Sean is a Principal in PwC’s Advisory Practice, where he is the US and Global Cybersecurity and Privacy practice leader. 

Since joining PwC, Sean has worked with many clients in various sectors providing strategic guidance, leading transformational initiatives, and advising on incident breach response and cybersecurity. Most notably, Sean has consulted in some of the most prolific cyber breaches, providing guidance and expertise to top executives. Sean has also briefed many boards and senior executives on the challenges posed by the digital revolution, including the threat landscape, best practices in risk, governance and lines of defense, and how to use cybersecurity and resiliency as business enablers.

Additionally, 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.

Previously, Sean served as the Deputy Director with the FBI, and had daily oversight of the 36,000 men and women of the FBI and 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. In addition, he 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. Also, he established a framework to operate and evaluate the FBI’s 56 domestic field offices.

Sean served in 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, the FBI Meritorious Medal, and the 2011 Presidential Rank Award.

A Boston native, he holds degrees from Boston College and Dartmouth’s Amos Tuck School of Business.

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