N. MacDonnell Ulsch is Principal at MacDonnell Ulsch Cyber Advisory LLC. He provides executive cybersecurity risk management advisory and strategic research services to clients on cyber warfare, cyber espionage, cyber insurance, and defensive measures to reduce the impact of cyber attacks from hostile nation-states and transnational organized crime. The Firm’s clients include law firms with cybersecurity and privacy practices, Artificial Intelligence and cyber security companies, as well as Fortune companies.
As a consultant, he served as Chief Executive Officer at Cyber 20/20 Inc., a technology company specializing in Machine Learning and Deep Learning enabled cyber threat hunting. Cyber 20/20 provides advanced Artificial Intelligence cyber threat hunting capabilities to US military and US national security organizations, and to the commercial sector.
Previously, he was Senior Managing Director of Cybercrime and Cyber Insurance at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and was the Chief Executive Officer at ZeroPoint Risk Research LLC. He has conducted cyber investigations in 70 countries, and was the past co-chair of the American Bar Association Privacy Committee.
Don is considered an international cyber threat thought leader, and speaks at industry conferences in the US and Europe. He is the author of “Cyber Threat! How to Manage the Growing Risk of Cyber Attacks,” published by John Wiley & Sons (2014) and “Threat! Managing Risk in a Hostile World,” published by The IIA Research Foundation (2008). He also authored a paper for Homeland Security Today on China and North Korea as cyber collaborators in the 2014 attack on a steel mill in Germany and on the Hyundai Heavy Industries attack by North Korea. He has also written about cyber threats for Forbes magazine.
He has advised many defense and private sector companies, and in 2012 and 2013 was a Special Advisor on the global cyber threat to a US government intelligence organization. He also served on the US Secrecy Commission.
A cybersecurity and national security Research Fellow at Boston College, he is Guest Lecturer at the US Military Academy at West Point, Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business, Mercy College, Boston University School of Law, University of Maine School of Law, and the Pace University Lubin School of Business.