Born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, N. MacDonnell Ulsch is currently a managing director of cyber crime and breach response at a large international consulting firm. He graduated from the University of North Florida and was a lecturer at Boston University. Mr. Ulsch is the author of a previous book, Threat! Managing Risk in a Hostile World. He has investigated many high-impact cyber breach and technology espionage cases and advises a diverse range of private-sector and government clients on the cyber threat, how to manage a cyber attack when it occurs, and how to reduce the risk impact of one. He served on the U.S. Secrecy Commission and has appeared on Fox News, ABC News, and other media outlets and has been quoted in many publications, including academic and military studies. The author and his wife, Susan, live near Boston.