Neal is a Principal (Partner) at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he leads PwC’s national Cyber Incident Readiness practice. Neal also leads incident response and investigation services for PwC’s New York Metro offices, and PwC’s Financial Crimes Unit. Prior to joining PwC, Neal was a senior officer in the U.S. intelligence community, and served multiple managerial and operational counterterrorism assignments in the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Counterterrorism Center. He was also Director for Counterterrorism on the staff of the Commission on the Prevention of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism (Graham-Talent Commission). Prior to government service, he was Board Director and General Counsel of the Terrorism Research Center, Inc., a corporation he co-founded in 1996. He also was Vice President at Hicks & Associates, Inc., where he founded their counterterrorism and homeland security practice.