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Patrick McCarthy

Emeritus Faculty, Security Executive Council

With more than 20 years of experience in diverse Global & Corporate Security venues, Patrick McCarthy is the senior security executive for Western Digital Corporation, an industry-leading developer and manufacturer of data storage products which has more than 80,000 employees around the world. Patrick has oversight and responsibility for global fraud examinations and investigations, executive and personnel protection and physical security at all Western Digital locations. Prior to his employment with Western Digital in the technology industry, Patrick held security leadership positions in the financial services industry and the manufacturing industry.

In addition to his security background, Patrick served an 18-year law enforcement career, holding assignments such as major case investigator, field supervisor and police helicopter pilot. Patrick has a Master of Science degree in Business Ethics and Compliance from the New England College of Business and Finance, a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration Management both from the University of Phoenix, and holds current top security-industry certifications as a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Protection Professional.