PwC US has named Patrick Hynes as a principal in the advisory cyber-security practice, focused on cyber-crime and breach response. He is based in PwC’s Los Angeles office.

Hynes joins PwC with a strong background in cyber-security.  Prior to joining PwC, he was an executive director with one of the four largest professional services firms for over twenty years, focused on managing and delivering attack and penetration assessments for gaming, retail, technology, manufacturing, healthcare, energy, and financial service clients.

Additionally, Hynes assisted multiple retailers, technology companies, financial services, defense contractors, pharmaceutical, hospital, higher education, media and entertainment and global manufacturing clients in responding to cyber-attacks directed by nation states (including the Advanced Persistent Threat), Eastern European organized crime and international activist groups. Hynes also designed and implemented plans to reorganize and transform client environments to better complicate, detect and respond to current threats and organized attacks.