David Youssef is a Senior Director in FTI Consulting’s Cybersecurity practice and is based in New York. Mr. Youssef has 10 years of experience working as a cybersecurity professional in both private industry and academia. He has extensive knowledge in the fields of incident response, crisis management, advanced threat research, and cyber resiliency.
At FTI consulting Mr. Youssef has provided cybersecurity expertise to a broad range of matters involving litigation support and investigations, breach response, crisis management, advanced cybersecurity assessments, source code review, cyber-regulatory compliance, and advanced threat detection and prevention.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Youssef served as Vice President and Global Lead of the Integrated Cyber Threat Analysis Team at Citigroup’s Cyber Security Fusion Center. There he coordinated Citi’s intelligence-led, threat-focused approach to incident avoidance and risk-reduction. Mr. Youssef was the lead coordinator of response efforts during critical cyber events and crises, orchestrating evidence collection, intelligence integration, and mitigation efforts among Fusion Center teams. In addition, he spearheaded the creation of an interdisciplinary Advanced Persistent Threat hunt capability that focused on proactively defending and protecting against sophisticated nation state and cyber-criminal groups.
Before obtaining his role at Citi’s Fusion Center, Mr. Youssef served as Assistant Vice President for Citi Security and Investigative Services, responding to global cyber incidents and specializing in digital forensics, electronic crimes, and malware analysis. He actively engaged in liaison activities with various US-based and international law enforcement and government agencies to best understand emerging cyber threats, and he aided in the disruption of several cyber-criminal rings.
Mr. Youssef was an Adjunct Professor of Cybersecurity at Fordham University where he taught various graduate and undergraduate courses on topics including incident response, digital forensics, network security, penetration testing, and critical infrastructure.
Also at Fordham Mr. Youssef served on the organizing committee of the International Conference on Cyber Security (ICCS), an annual summit held in partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in which experts from government, the private sector, and academia gather to share critical intelligence on issues shaping the future of cybersecurity.