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Tucker Bailey

Tucker Bailey

As a leader in cybersecurity, digital, and advanced analytics, empowers senior leaders in governments, public-sector organizations, and private institutions to create and secure value in the digital domain

Tucker helps clients address digital, advanced analytics, and technology strategy issues. Focusing principally on supporting public and private-sector clients with strategic challenges related to innovation, security, digital risk management, public safety, and digital enablement, Tucker empowers clients on a broad range of industries to improve strategy and better achieve their missions.

An expert on cybersecurity, Tucker coleads McKinsey’s digital risk work globally. In this role, he coordinates McKinsey’s client service on cybersecurity issues, convenes several chief information security officer roundtables, and drives McKinsey’s research agenda on the topic. In addition to his core client work, Tucker is a frequent contributor to our publications and is the coauthor of the book Beyond Cybersecurity: Protecting Your Digital Business (Wiley, 2015).

Before joining McKinsey, Tucker served as a US naval officer and a special agent with Naval Criminal Investigative Service. He also cofounded Harbinger Technologies, a security technology company that was acquired by Acxiom Corporation.

Published work

Making the case: How the mid-Atlantic region can become a leading cybersecurity hub,” McKinsey & Company, October 2023

Software bill of materials: Managing software cybersecurity risks,” McKinsey & Company, September 2022

Cybersecurity legislation: Preparing for increased reporting and transparency,” McKinsey & Company, June 2022

Enterprise cybersecurity: Aligning third parties and supply chains,” McKinsey & Company, May 2021

The energy-sector threat: How to address cybersecurity vulnerabilities,” McKinsey & Company, November 2020

Cybersecurity: Emerging challenges and solutions for the boards of financial-services companies,” McKinsey & Company, October 2020

Building security into the customer experience,” McKinsey & Company, June 2020

Insider threat: The human element of cyberrisk,” McKinsey & Company, September 2018

Beyond Cybersecurity: Protecting Your Digital Business, Wiley, 2015

Repelling the cyberattackers,” McKinsey Quarterly, July 2015

Why senior leaders are the front line against cyberattacks,” McKinsey & Company, June 2014

The rising strategic risks of cyberattacks,” McKinsey Quarterly, May 2014

How good is your cyberincident-response plan?,” McKinsey & Company, December 2013


Harvard University
MBA, management

Duke University
BSE, political science and civil engineering