Cheryl Davis, former Director for Cybersecurity Policy at the U.S. National Security Council and Principal Director of Cyber Policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has joined the cross-segment cyber-security team at global business advisory firm FTI Consulting as a managing director in its Technology segment.
Davis, who will be based in Washington, D.C., served as a senior cybersecurity policy advisor to the Trump and Obama administrations and led the development of whole-of-government responses to malicious cyber activity that threatened the United States and its allies. Davis will work directly with Senior Managing Director Anthony Ferrante, former Director for Cyber Incident Response at the U.S. National Security Council.
At FTI Consulting, Davis will assist corporate and government clients with threat prevention, incident response and remediation, system architecture and design, privacy notifications and programs, IT strategy, governance, program assessment, and data security.
As a lead advisor on U.S.-China cyber matters, Davis coordinated the implementation of the bilateral U.S.-China Four Point Agreement, which set the rules for theft of intellectual property by nation-state actors. Davis also worked across multiple branches of government, including the White House, law enforcement, national and domestic security bodies and various government agencies to develop and implement tools and policies used to meet critical cyber challenges and threats.
Before joining the Department of Homeland Security in 2012, Davis served on the staff of the Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense. She focused on cyber and intelligence policy issues, including those integral to the establishment of the U.S. Cyber Command, which plans, synchronizes and conducts activities related to military cyberspace operations.