Sean Joyce

US Cybersecurity and Privacy Leader

Sean is a Principal in PwC’s Advisory Practice, where he leads the Financial Crimes Unit focusing on cybersecurity, anti-money laundering and sanctions, fraud, and anti-bribery/anti-corruption. He is also part of PwC's Global Cyber Strategy Team.

Since joining PwC, Sean has worked with many clients in various sectors providing strategic guidance, investigative support, incident breach response and cyber security advice. Most notably, Sean has consulted in some of the most prolific cyber breaches over the last several months, providing guidance and expertise to top executives.

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 dollar annual budget. With more than 26 years of service in the FBI, Sean brings with him 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. Furthermore, Sean established a framework to operate and evaluate the FBI’s 56 domestic field offices

During his tenure at the FBI, Sean served in many positions, including; the Executive Assistant Director at the FBI’s National Security Branch, 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 has met regularly with congressional leaders, senior members of the White House National Security team, Cabinet officials, and briefed the President of the United States on several occasions. Also, on a routine basis, he met with visiting dignitaries from nations throughout the world. He has traveled extensively throughout the world and presented on various matters.

Sean is a 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 Presidential Rank Award.

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