Mary Galligan, a 25-year FBI veteran and the first female special agent in charge for the bureau’s New York field office, has joined Deloitte & Touche LLP as a director in the firm’s security and privacy practice.
She will advise senior executives at Fortune 500 companies on crisis management challenges such as cyber risks and work to help clients develop and carry out cyber defense programs, Deloitte said Monday.
Galligan will also work to help educate board members, carry out cyber war games and implement other strategy efforts for collaboration between the public and private sector collaboration in cybersecurity.
She most recently served as special agent in charge of the New York office’s special operations and cyber division and led more than 400 employees working in that field office’s technical and physical surveillance operation.
“The level, sophistication and frequency of cyber attacks on businesses and government require businesses to think beyond their own organization, ” Galligan said.
“They need to think about cyber security in the context of their industry, government and law enforcement, ” she added.
Galligan supervised the FBI’s investigation into the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and oversaw a team of 75 people.
She joined FBI as a special agent in 1988 and holds experience in criminal, terrorism and intelligence-gathering missions.