About Tucker

Based in our Washington, D.C. office, Tucker is a leader in our cybersecurity service line and helps to direct our work on IT and in our Digital and Advanced Industries practices. Focusing principally on supporting public and private sector clients with strategic challenges in defense, security, information technology, and public safety, Tucker empowers clients in a broad range of industries to improve strategy and better achieve their missions.

Over the past 12 years, Tucker has served senior clients in governments, public-sector organizations, and private institutions on a range of IT, organization, and strategy issues. An expert on cybersecurity, he is a leader in McKinsey’s work in this field globally, enhancing our client service, driving our research agenda, and convening roundtables for professionals. In addition to his core client work, Tucker is a frequent contributor to our publications and recently co-wrote his first book, Beyond Cybersecurity: Protecting Your Digital Business.

Before joining McKinsey, Tucker served as a US Naval Officer Navy. He also co-founded Harbinger Technologies, a provider of security solutions.

Published work

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