Linda Walsh Joins Deloitte to Advance Threat and Vulnerability Management Capabilities
NEW YORK, April 25, 2017 — Former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) supervisory special agent Linda Walsh has joined Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory’s Cyber Risk Services practice as managing director, Deloitte & Touche LLP. Walsh recently retired from the FBI after 21 years of service.
“Cyber risk is one of the biggest threats to reputational resiliency for many organizations,” said Chuck Saia, CEO, Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory. “Linda adds a wealth of knowledge that we’ll tap into as we evaluate our clients’ cyber postures and provide guidance to safeguard their organizational reputations.”
During her time at the FBI, Walsh helped both public and private sector clients assess and mitigate complex cybersecurity intrusions through cybersecurity crisis intervention, large scale data analysis, and research and implementation of new technologies. In addition to having received numerous awards for her professional experience, Walsh brings a wealth of highly-specialized training and certifications to her new role at Deloitte.
“As the cyber risks our clients face grow in complexity and intensity, we recognize the need to look beyond traditional threat management practices to effectively enable organizations to identify, evaluate, respond to and remediate vulnerabilities in their cybersecurity programs,” said Adnan Amjad, partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP and Vigilant cyber threat risk management practice leader for Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory’s Cyber Risk Services. “Linda’s law enforcement background, coupled with her experience in identifying cutting edge technologies to help solve complex security and data management issues, makes her a valuable addition to our practice.”
Walsh will implement user and entity-based analytics to help Deloitte’s Fortune 500 clients stay ahead of their biggest cyber risks. Additionally, she will help reduce network security exposure through the implementation of next-generation threat and vulnerability modeling.
“Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory’s broad approach toward vulnerability management considers the full vulnerability lifecycle, and as such, Deloitte is able to understand what a strong program may look like for each specific client,” said Walsh. “Regardless of industry or sector, the number of businesses that demand a cyber risk management program designed around their specific threats and vulnerabilities is growing. I look forward to helping Deloitte advance on their application of innovative technologies to help clients manage complex cyber issues.”
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