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Don Freese


Advisory Cybersecurity & Privacy Principal
Don Freese is a Business and Cyber Continuity Strategist, Global Risk Partner,
and National Security Executive with over 25 years’ experience leading business federal law
enforcement and intelligence projects. Don is the former Deputy Assistant Director of IT
Operations/Cyber Defense of the FBI and currently serves as an Advisory Partner at
Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP on the Cybersecurity team. In his previous role, Don served as the
Director for information technology enterprise services responsible for worldwide IT operations,
information assurance, and risk management for all digital enclaves and operational platforms
worldwide. In addition he served as Director of the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task
Force. In this capacity Don was responsible for leading 24 partner agencies in partnership to
accomplish the nation’s top-tier, domestic cyber mission, through coordinating, integrating, and
sharing cyber threat data enabling intelligence and investigative operations worldwide. Don has
led and worked in Counterterrorism and Counterintelligence, Criminal and Cyber intrusion
teams in various locations in the US and overseas.

Don received his MS/BCSRM from Boston University and holds a Professional Certification in
Cyber Security Strategy from Georgetown University.

Speaking in:

Tuesday Jun 11
12:00 - 4:15 PM
201 D, Level 2

New this year for retailers! The NRF Cybersecurity Workshop, powered by PwC and the Aspen Institute’s Cybersecurity and Technology program, will provide an opportunity for retail sector CISOs and other senior leaders to engage... Read more

Tuesday Jun 11
1:35 - 2:20 PM
Using real-life case studies, this session will bring together senior leaders from the U.S. government to discuss current cyber threats ranging from nation-states and transnational organized crime groups to the state of data security. The leaders... Read more