Meet Our Team
David Burg is a principal in PwC’s U.S. Advisory practice and PwC’s Global and U.S. Cybersecurity Leader. In this role he leads a team of cybersecurity professionals who assist multi-national businesses, private organizations and governments to understand, plan for and mitigate the risk of global cyber threats. Based in PwC’s office in McLean, VA., David leads a variety of engagements around the world, including work in connection with a number of significant sensitive data breaches and intellectual property thefts , hacking events, forensic investigations and security and vulnerability assessments for clients in a range of industries.
He has lectured at NYU’s Stern School of Business, Georgetown University, and Penn State University. David regularly contributes to and has been quoted in a variety of business and industry journals, including The Wall Street Journal CIO Journal, The Wall Street Journal Risk & Compliance Journal, The Washington Post, Financial Times, SC Magazine, CSO magazine, Consulting magazine and has been a guest on NPR. He has presented a wide range of topics at global corporations, law firms, industry events, and government agencies.
David holds an MBA from the College of William and Mary and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.
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Mick Coady is a Principal in PwC’s US Advisory practice with over 20 years of global privacy and technology experience. He has led computer task forces around the world, overseeing forensics and security investigations in both the public and private sectors. Mick is credited with developing an enterprise risk methodology to help companies mitigate risks. He also has vital architecture and implementation experience in the deployment of identity and access management technologies with large, multinational corporations.
Mick has extensive experience in the application of solutions related to privacy directives, having managed over 60 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), EU Privacy Directive (EUPD), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) engagements internationally. Most recently Mick worked on the HITRUST Alliance leadership team to help develop and write control objectives that have been completed in the Common Security Framework (CSF).
Michael is a Principal in PwC’s US Advisory practice and the Cybersecurity Strategy & Operations Leader. Michael is focused on cybersecurity consulting where he is responsible for the execution of the strategy and global practice operations. He has spent the majority of his 24-year career with the firm delivering information security consulting services and has extensive experience in assessing, designing, and implementing strategies and solutions that help clients securely achieve their business objectives.
Michael specializes in leading large scale, long-term identity and access management projects for clients spanning a wide variety of industries. He has recently authored several thought leadership publications including PwC’s 10Minutes on the stark realities of cybersecurity and The convergence of everything digital. Michael received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from The University of Michigan and was admitted to the partnership in 1999.
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Geoff Fisher is a Director in PwC’s US Advisory practice focused on delivering security, privacy, strategy, and infrastructure services to Provider, Payer, Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences clients. With over 15 years of professional experience, he is an accomplished technology leader with a demonstrated record of delivering solutions to help clients manage their cybersecurity and business risks while achieving their organizational objectives.Geoff has led initiatives both domestically and internationally including a range of IT due diligence assessments, acquisition integrations, application and infrastructure strategy developments/deployments, and information security strategies. He holds a BA from Boston University in Economics and International relations. Geoff is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Certified HITRUST Practitioner (CCSFP).
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Christopher is a Principal in PwC’s US Advisory practice. He is based in Pittsburgh, PA and has over 20 years of information security experience. He is responsible for various leadership roles at PwC and has assisted numerous Fortune 500 companies with security assessments; large scale technology implementations; execution of large security transformational projects including security organizations; and the establishment of various security functions and programs.
Christopher has been a keynote speaker at various industry conferences and has been quoted in several industry periodicals. He received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from The University of Pittsburgh, in Pittsburgh, PA.
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Peter Harries is a Principal in PwC’s US Advisory practice and the Cybersecurity Health Industries Leader. Peter focuses on the delivery of strategy, business transformation, transaction and consulting services to large multi-national clients across the firm’s global network. In addition, Peter delivers privacy, security, compliance, and technology risk management projects for pharmaceutical, life science, medical device, payer, provider, and higher education clients globally to help them protect their organizations. He serves as a member of the US Extended Leadership team for PwC. A professional with PwC for 25 years, Peter has served in both audit and advisory services roles for clients in the technology, entertainment, and health industries.
Active in the community, he serves on the Board of Advisors to the University of Arizona Department of Information Systems and as the President of the Board of Directors for Whispering Hope Ranch Foundation. Peter earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Arizona and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Vermont.
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John Hunt is a Principal in PwC’s US Advisory practice and the Cybersecurity Public Sector Leader. With 20 years’ experience supporting both the private sector and the federal government, both as an employee for a US Defense Agency and as a PwC consultant, John strives to be a model for program management. Beyond his genuine positive outlook, his strengths lie in defining needs, maximizing resources, and achieving consensus.
John’s focus on the well being of his clients is evident in his decision to begin his career in IT security and information assurance. John spent many years building IT Security Consulting practices where he delivered IT security solutions to large Fortune 500 companies. He has worked a variety of commercial and federal projects, designing and evaluating high assurance networking devices, implementing enterprise wide security solutions, assessing IT systems for vulnerabilities, evaluating IT controls to support financial and non-financial audits, and building compliance programs. In his pursuit of distinctive service, John enjoys developing a team with specialized training and credentials that is uniquely equipped to serve the federal business, leveraging public and private sector leading practices, and fostering a rewarding environment that attracts top talent. With his affinity for mentoring and problem solving, he’s developed a reputation for consistent leadership.
John earned a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins and a Bachelor of Science from University of Louisville, Speed Engineering School in Engineering, Math, and Computer Science (EMACS).
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Sean Joyce is a Principal in PwC’s US Advisory practice where he specializes in strategic, risk and management consulting, forensics, crisis management and technology. Prior to joining PwC, Sean was Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) starting in September 2011, with oversight of the FBI’s 36,000 employees and 8 billion dollar budget. He oversaw and conducted investigations in many areas including: public corruption, cyber, narcotics, human trafficking, white collar crime, and intelligence across all sectors of industry. Also, Sean was an integral part of transforming the FBI into a threat based, intelligence driven organization.
As Deputy Director of the FBI, Sean spearheaded several strategic initiatives including “Next Generation Cyber” which was a cross-organizational initiative to maintain the FBI’s world leadership in cyber throughout the law enforcement and the domestic intelligence community. He also established a framework to operate and evaluate the FBI’s 56 domestic field offices. With more than 25 years of service in the FBI, Sean also brings a wide range of operational and leadership experience. Immediately prior to his appointment as Deputy Director, Sean was the Executive Assistant Director (EAD) of the FBI’s National Security Branch. In this position, he oversaw the FBI’s counterterrorism, counterintelligence, weapons of mass destruction, and intelligence programs, as well as the Terrorist Screening Center.
Sean also had significant international experience at the FBI. He led the International Division, having responsibility for the FBI’s 75 international offices. Among his international operations experience, Sean was designated Legal Attaché to Prague and had responsibility for the Czech Republic and Slovakia. His work there focused on organized crime, corruption, human trafficking and cyber crime. Sean has also served as chief of the Counterterrorism Division’s International Terrorism Operations Section, with responsibility for international terrorism matters within the United States. In 2007, he was assigned to the Washington Field Office as Assistant Special Agent in Charge.
Sean is a 2011 recipient of the Presidential Rank Award—the nation’s highest civil service award. He was a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Executive Committee, previously serving as chairman of the IACP Committee on Terrorism, and served on the Intelligence and National Security Alliance’s Homeland Security Intelligence Council. Sean met regularly with several congressional leaders, the President’s National Security Team, various 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. A Boston native, he has a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Computer Science from Boston College and an M.B.A. from Dartmouth’s Amos Tuck School of Business.
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Mark Lobel is a Principal in PwC’s US Advisory practice and the Cybersecurity Technology, Information, Communications & Entertainment Leader. Mark has more than 27 years business experience, with the first eight in the entertainment and media industry and then, after his MBA, with PwC. He is an internationally recognized cybersecurity and IT controls professional with deep experience designing, implementing, benchmarking, and assessing organizational security strategies and technologies including cybersecurity, PCI and identity management solutions. Mark is one of the Partner leaders for PCI services in the US and the global PwC subject matter specialist on security benchmarking. His work at PwC has primarily focused on the entertainment, media, communications and financial services industries and he also has cross industry security experience.
Mark is a sought-after speaker on these and other topics by various media outlets including CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, FOX, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times. Financial Times and for various industry events including PCI SSC Community meetings, CSO Perspectives, The Microsoft CSO Summit, the MIS Training Institute events, The Information Security Forum (ISF) Congress and Chapter meetings, CSI, SHARE, ISSA, IBM Training, Vanguard, ISACA and others.
Since 1998, Mark has fielded PwC’s annual Global State of Information Security Survey with CIO and CSO Magazines and been the lead agent for the North American Chapter of the Information Security Forum (ISF) since 1997. From 2005-2012, Mark was a member of the Security Management, Practices and Guidance and External Relations Committees for the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and currently is on the Advisory Board for Carnegie Mellon University’s CISO certification program. Internally, Mark is the PwC relationship partner for Carnegie Mellon University responsible for undergraduate recruiting and he also supports PwC charity efforts including Junior Achievement, The American Cancer Society, and ArtsConnection.
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Gary Loveland is a Principal in PwC’s Advisory practice and the Cybersecurity Consumer, Industrial Products & Services Leader. He has deep experience in IT, cybersecurity and risk management, as well as extensive hands-on security management and implementation experience.
Gary has functioned as a data security officer and has worked closely with executive management teams to recommend and implement security strategies in large-scale business environments. He has worked extensively with the key vendors in the security industry to deploy security solutions to solve business needs. Gary’s experience also includes network, Internet and enterprise security solutions.
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Kevin Mickelberg is a Director in PwC’s US Advisory practice. He has over 17 years of professional experience and brings a blend of management and technology consulting experience, excelling in executing high-profile engagements in the areas of crisis program management, governance and stakeholder management, business transformation, and risk management across many different industries.
Kevin is often leading cybercrime investigations, designing and overseeing programs to govern, manage and deliver large scale, complex crisis management and incident response programs, and, assisting clients enhance their cyber security strategy and related programs.
In addition to serving clients, Kevin serves as a lead for PwC’s investments in building out cybersecurity practices across the globe and concentrating on bringing new solutions to the market. Kevin has contributed to a number of PwC’s cybersecurity thought leadership pieces, including the 2014 US State of Cybercrime Survey and The convergence of everything digital.
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Joe Nocera is a Principal in PwC’s US Advisory practice and the Cybersecurity Financial Services Industry Leader. He is energized by interacting with people and building new relationships, and is known for helping his clients and team members achieve their goals. He is passionate about understanding the technical challenges of security and translating these into practical business solutions that are achievable in a corporate culture. Joe has developed a broad network of trusted relationships within PwC, the cybersecurity community and his clients. This enables him to assemble a diverse team with the experiences and skills that help prepare his clients in a world of uncertainty.
Joe’s experience ranges from IT auditing to large scale systems implementation. He has significant experience in assisting organizations to meet regulatory demands such as Sarbanes-Oxley, Anti-Money Laundering, Basel II, HIPAA and GLBA. He has assisted organizations in building security departments, information risk management functions and overall IT governance functions, and has also been involved in cybercrime investigations and aiding organizations with the implementation of a variety of technology security solutions.
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Shawn Panson is a Partner in PwC’s US Assurance practice and the US Risk Assurance Emerging Services Practice Leader where he heads the development of new risk mitigating solutions that help companies address current and future challenges, looking at the ever-changing environment and anticipating tomorrow’s risks. Among the many resources of PwC’s Risk Assurance Emerging Services is its Innovation Center, where new ideas are cultivated and new solutions are found to address current and future realities. In this solutions incubator, Shawn works with his team to initiate and generate innovative ideas and test them in a secure environment, ultimately getting the right solutions into the market faster.
Shawn has served global audit clients across a broad range of industries including technology, entertainment, media, sports and telecommunications. With 20 years of experience, Shawn has specialized in helping clients with business combinations, IPOs, carve-outs, mergers and acquisitions, revenue recognition, and SEC reporting matters. He has extensive experience building trusted relationships with clients through his unwavering commitment to service and his balanced approach to addressing issues and solving problems.
Shawn is a Certified Public Accountant in the states of New York and New Jersey.
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Laurie Schive is Director in PwC’s US Advisory practice. She joined PwC in 2012, and has over 24 years of experience in intelligence operations and analysis. Her areas of expertise include counterintelligence and security strategy, threat and vulnerability assessments, and cybersecurity training and awareness. Prior to joining PwC, Laurie most recently served as the Director of Outreach for the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive (“ONCIX”), advising private sector entities on security best practices, insider threat detection, cybersecurity and supply chain risk management. She also served as a technical advisor to the State Department’s Overseas Security Advisory Council (“OSAC”). During an 18-year career at the CIA, she focused on economic security and weapons proliferation issues.
Laurie holds an MS degree in Technology Management from the University of Maryland. In August 2012, she was named one of Security Magazine’s Most Influential People. She has spoken about cybersecurity, insider threat detection and corporate counterintelligence at a variety of conferences and symposia.
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Shane Sims is a Principal in PwC’s US Advisory practice. He has 28 years of experience in the fields of forensic investigations, cybercrime, national security and crisis management. Shane is the US Leader of PwC’s Forensic Cybercrime & Data Breach Response services which helps clients detect and investigate active threats to information and critical infrastructure, and develop strategies to improve protection of them. This experience spans all industries and threats actors: nation-state; organized crime; hacktivists; and, insiders.
Prior to joining PwC, Shane was a Supervisory Special Agent for the FBI where he investigated cybercrime, acts of terrorism, and economic espionage. Shane is a veteran of the 9/11 response and many other domestic and international critical incidents. Before the FBI, he was the CEO of a data security consulting firm which developed strategies and implemented solutions for protecting business critical assets. Shane has a BA in Computer Science, a MA in Leadership, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
He is a contributing author to a book titled CyberForensics: Understanding Information Security Investigations, in-which he wrote the Insider Threat chapter, and the author of a widely recognized PwC white paper titled Are you compromised but don’t know it: A new philosophy for cyber security. He is also PwC’s media spokesperson on topics of cyber/insider threats, crime, and espionage.
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Emily Stapf is a Principal in PwC’s US Advisory practice focused on digital risk management, strategy, security and analysis of sensitive corporate and personal information. Emily leads large global investigations related to cybercrime, data breaches, and data privacy incidents. She also runs strategic management consulting projects in support of litigation and regulatory inquiries related to information security, data mining, electronic discovery, computer forensics, and IT risk management topics.
For more than fifteen years, Emily has advised hundreds of corporate, government and law firm clients across healthcare, retail, financial services, insurance, aerospace, IT, manufacturing and utilities industries on a global scale, and is well connected to PwC’s global forensics network.
Emily is a frequent speaker on the topics of cybercrime, data breach investigations and information risk management at IAPP, PLI, CSO, ABA and other CPE and CLE forums. She is a Certified Information Security Manager and a Certified Fraud Examiner, and is an IAPP and ISACA member.
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Craig Stronberg,is a Director in PwC’s US Advisory practice. Craig joined PwC after a nearly 20 year career in the US Intelligence Community. During that time he worked for and advised numerous agencies and international partners and served in numerous international assignments. Craig was decorated five times for contributions to US and Allied national security. He has experience in numerous geographic and functional areas including counterterrorism, counterintelligence, cyber threats, special operations integration, and support to special events such as the Olympic Games.
He co-led the US Intelligence Team in support of the 2004 Athens Olympics and has supported host countries for every Olympics and World Cup event since then. He is an expert in analytic tradecraft and a seasoned practitioner in anticipatory analysis, gaming and simulations techniques and megatrends modeling. He was a visiting speaker on the European Union and NATO for the National Defense University for 10 years.
Craig’s last position in government was as the Deputy National Intelligence Manager for Counterintelligence for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence as a member of the Senior National Intelligence Service. During this time he served as a member of the National Intelligence Board and was responsible for coordinating strategic counterintelligence analysis for the IC. Craig was trained as a historian at American University where he received his BA and MA in History and American History respectively. In March 2013 Craig was awarded national distinction by the Director of National Intelligence for his work in creating and publishing the 2011 Economic Espionage Report.
At PwC Craig assists global clients foresee and prepare for threats and risks by helping them to understand how threat actors may be targeting their companies and how threats may evolve over time.
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