Deborah Golden to Head Deloitte’s U.S. Cyber Practice

Deborah Golden, Deloitte & Touche

Deborah Golden has been tapped to lead the U.S. cyber practice for cybersecurity consultancy firm Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory.

Golden, a principal at Deloitte & Touche, succeeds Ed Powers who will now lead offerings and services for the company’s risk and financial advisory business. Powers had been in his previous role since 2013.

In her new role, Golden will lead a practice with more than 4,200 cyber professionals.

“Cybersecurity is a top-of-mind strategic business issue for both boards and management across industry and government,” said John Peirson, CEO of Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory. “Deborah brings valued experience, perspective and leadership to our practice and clients in navigating the complexity of a cyber everywhere reality.”

Golden has served in a number of leadership roles at Deloitte for the past five years, including as government and public services cyber leader, GPS advisory market offering leader and GPS empowered well-being leader. She was also instrumental in creating the new Deloitte Cybersphere, a 25,000-square-foot facility dedicated to cyber collaboration.

Golden has more than 25 years of experience in information technology as relates to government and public services, life sciences and health care, and financial services. 

“I’m thrilled to take the reins of the largest and fastest growing cyber practice,” Golden said. “We are at the forefront of helping clients to navigate the complexity around issues such as interconnectivity, data governance as both an asset and a liability, the shifting threat landscape, and the future of detection and response — while at the same time managing enterprise risk and addressing the burgeoning cyber talent gap. I’m confident that Deloitte’s cyber practice will continue to tackle these challenges at an exponential pace by evolving our practice and our people, through collaboration and innovation, to help our clients address — and more importantly advance — their objectives and missions.”

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