PwC's Tomas M. Castrejon Appointed PwC's Minneapolis Advisory Cybersecurity Leader

New addition brings corporate security strategies to the market, addressing evolving information security threats

Oct 14, 2013, 09:00 ET from PwC US

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct.14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PwC US today announced the addition of Tomas M. Castrejon as an advisory leader focused on cybersecurity for the firm's Greater Minneapolis market. Castrejon was previously based in the San Francisco office and brings cybersecurity skills and experience to PwC's Minneapolis practice, which has more than 40 consultants focused on cybersecurity.


"Tomas' appointment to lead our Minneapolis cybersecurity consultants demonstrates the firm's ongoing commitment to strengthening its consulting service offerings and providing our clients with experienced leadership and proficiency in critical risk areas," said Tom Johnson, Advisory leader for PwC's Greater Minneapolis market. "He is a seasoned industry professional who has worked with federal law enforcement on cases requiring his capabilities and has also testified in both criminal and civil cases and before the grand jury. I am confident his leadership and deep knowledge in the area of cybersecurity will be invaluable to our clients here in Minneapolis."

In his new role, Castrejon will be responsible for helping clients combat the growing threat of cybersecurity through proactive design and implementation of cybersecurity programs, as well as assisting clients in effectively managing cyber security incidents.  He will also oversee day-to-day operations of a team of digital forensics professionals, providing counsel on related cybersecurity strategies and will work closely with PwC Advisory Principal Joe Greene to continue to grow the Minneapolis cybersecurity team.

PwC's cybersecurity professionals help organizations understand, adapt and respond to dynamic cybersecurity challenges and accelerating risks inherent to the world-wide digital ecosystem.  An authority in the cybersecurity space with deep experience in the industry, Castrejon has served as the firm's Incident Response Lead for multiple complex data breach, network intrusion investigations, internal investigations and state-sponsored cyber-attacks.

Castrejon has previously lectured on forensic tools, techniques, and trends in digital forensics, and is also an adjunct professor teaching a graduate level course on digital forensic investigations and litigation at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. He also serves as a coach for the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS) certification process. Castrejon has both EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE) and Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE) certifications, as well as a master's degree in digital forensics management from Champlain College.

"We welcome Tomas as our new leader for Minneapolis' cybersecurity team, and look forward to working with him to help our clients strengthen their cybersecurity efforts in this hyperdynamic risk area," added Johnson.

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