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For portfolio controllers, cybersecurity is increasingly seen as a measure of value. If not managed properly, it can erode a company’s value over time, but if managed effectively, it can be prosperous.

Paul Harragan

EY-Parthenon Director, Strategy & Transactions, Ernst & Young LLP

Applying actionable intelligence to protect the defenseless perimeter. Husband, Father. Security Bloke. Blue Team.

Paul Harragan is a Director in Ernst & Young LLP in Strategy & Transactions team for Information Security, Cyber Defense and IT transformation. He advises both private equity and corporates on cybersecurity strategy, risk and transformation across the capital agenda.

Paul has led Cybersecurity diligence on deals with a combined equity value of over $50bn, across multiple industries and on a global basis. He works across the transaction lifecycle to help investors define, create and protect value. Working across industries, Paul has a particular focus on TMT, Banking, Capital Markets, Digital and Retail.

Paul is a qualified ethical hacker and security solutions architect.

A frequent speaker on cybersecurity, Paul has spoken at events such as BlackHat, OWASP and PEI Operating Partners Forum.

Paul holds a BSc in Computer Software Engineering from University of Westminster.

How Paul is building a better working world

“We all build for the future. Whether you build a career, a company or a family, there are hard decisions, sacrifices, investments and risks every step of the way. Increasingly, the biggest threats to what we build are invisible, which makes them somewhat unpredictable and potentially catastrophic on multiple levels. As a security bloke, I’d like to think I’m doing my part to prevent that from happening.”

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