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Mark Nicholson, Principal – Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory | Deloitte US

Principal | Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory | Marketplace Development Leader, Financial Services Industry Leader

Mark, a principal at Deloitte & Touche LLP, is the Marketplace Development leader and the Financial Services industry leader for the Cyber & Strategic Risk practice of Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory. He also serves as a Zero Trust leader for the Cyber Risk Services practice. Mark helps complex organizations more confidently leverage advanced technologies to build cyber risk programs that better align security investments with risk priorities, establish improved threat awareness and visibility, and helps them strengthen their ability to thrive in the face of cyber incidents.

Mark was actively involved in designing and building some of the first cybersecurity monitoring solutions for fraud detection and other forms of business loss prevention. He frequently briefs boards and executive committees on the topics of emerging cyber threats and the alignment of traditional risk management governance and cyber risk mitigation techniques.

Previously, as co-founder and COO of Vigilant LLC, a market leader in security information and event management (SIEM) solutions, he brought to market the first co-sourcing solution for cybersecurity monitoring and detection, and later, the first threat intelligence solutions designed specifically for security operations center integration. Mark holds a patent for a “Collective Threat Intelligence Gathering System” method.

Earlier years of his career were spent at a variety of high-tech companies ranging from product and professional services organizations. Nicholson holds a Bachelor of Arts from Keene State College, where he studied journalism and political science.