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Beacon Global Strategies Welcomes Mr. Rob Joyce as Senior Advisor
Friday, June 21, 2024

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Beacon Global Strategies (BGS), a leading strategic advisory firm focusing on global public policy, government procurement, and geopolitical risk analysis, today announced it will be expanding its Intelligence Practice with the addition of Mr. Rob Joyce, former Director of the National Security Agency (NSA)'s Cybersecurity Directorate, as Senior Advisor. The Intelligence Practice is led by BGS Managing Director Andrew Hire.

"BGS is pleased to welcome Rob Joyce to its growing team," said BGS Co-Founder and Managing Director Michael Allen. "Rob's extensive experience and leadership in cybersecurity will be invaluable as we continue to navigate the complex cyber threat landscape. His deep understanding of both defensive and offensive cyber strategies will greatly enhance our ability to support our clients."

"We are thrilled to have Rob join BGS, where he will contribute directly to the ongoing work of the Intelligence Practice and the broader firm," said Andrew Hire, Managing Director at Beacon. "His distinguished career in cybersecurity and national security expertise will significantly bolster our efforts in providing top-tier strategic advisory services to our clients."

Mr. Rob Joyce is a respected cybersecurity and national security expert. Retiring from the National Security Agency after more than 34 years of federal service, he remains active in the cybersecurity community, developing the next generation of capabilities to secure the internet. Throughout his distinguished career, Rob held various leadership positions in cybersecurity, cyber operations, and intelligence, playing pivotal roles in countering cyber intrusions, enhancing defensive strategies, and leading significant organizational transformations. He has been a public face of the NSA's evolving cybersecurity mission, advocating for a more open and collaborative approach to tackling cyber threats between government and industry.

As the Director of the NSA's Cybersecurity Directorate, Rob was instrumental in architecting the organization that developed the foundational encryption technologies safeguarding the United States' most sensitive data, including classified networks, weapons platforms, and even the nuclear authorization codes. He ran strategic operations to neutralize nation-state cyber threats and dismantle ransomware syndicates, significantly enhancing the nation's cybersecurity posture. Under his guidance, Rob's team forged deep alliances with the companies that underpin the internet. This collaboration led to the proactive identification and mitigation of cyber vulnerabilities, securing the technological backbone upon which we all rely.

Rob was also posted to the U.S. Embassy in London as the senior NSA cryptologic representative in the UK, where he served as the key interlocutor to UK intelligence and cyber leadership.

Additionally, Rob served on the White House National Security Council as Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator. In this position, he led the development of national and international cybersecurity strategy and policy for the United States and oversaw the implementation of those policies. Rob ensured that the federal government was effectively partnering with the private sector, academia, and other nations.

Beyond his cybersecurity-specific roles, Rob also addressed broader security challenges at the White House as Acting Deputy Homeland Security Advisor and Acting Homeland Security Advisor, covering areas from terrorism and health security to disaster response and recovery.

In his role as Chief of the elite NSA hacking organization known as Tailored Access Operations (TAO), Rob oversaw operations to acquire foreign intelligence through advanced cyber operations. This position afforded him a distinctive perspective on cybersecurity, deeply informing his understanding of how to effectively shield organizations from complex cyber threats.

Rob began his career as an engineer and is a technologist at heart. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Clarkson University and earned a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University. Throughout his career at the NSA, he has been the recipient of three Presidential Rank Awards and became part of the Senior Executive Service in 2001.

About Beacon Global Strategies
Founded in 2013, Beacon Global Strategies is a strategic advisory firm specializing in foreign policy, defense, cyber, intelligence, and national security. Drawing on decades of service in the international security arena, Beacon develops and executes strategies that enable companies to achieve their business objectives around the world.

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