Daniel Prieto

Strategic Executive for Public Sector Cloud


Daniel B. Prieto is a Strategic Executive for Public Sector Cloud at Google. He is also an adjunct Senior Research Scholar at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Before coming to Google, Dan served as an external Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Co.

From 2014-2017, Mr. Prieto served in the White House as Director for Cybersecurity Policy on the staff of the National Security Council, where he was responsible for the defense of federal government networks and for privacy and civil liberties protections. In that capacity, he played a lead role in the response to some of the most significant cyberattacks against the United States, including the breach of the Office of Personnel Management. He designed and implemented the first-ever government-wide prioritization of IT “crown jewel” high-value assets, worked closely with the Intelligence Community to evaluate and strengthen insider threat programs, and contributed to a number of Executive Orders and Presidential Directives on IT modernization, enterprise risk management, cybersecurity incident response and information sharing, and the creation of the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center. From 2013-2014, he served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense as the Chief Technology Officer in the office of the DoD CIO, where he led the Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity and Information Assurance program and helped lead technology industry outreach and IT cost reduction and modernization initiatives.

From 2006-2013, Mr. Prieto was a Vice President at IBM where he ran a $125 million dollar, 300+ person strategy consulting practice. From 2007-2008, he served as Senior Advisor to the Congressionally-chartered independent Commission on the National Guard and Reserve. In 2003-2004, he helped stand up the Committee on Homeland Security in the U.S. House of Representatives. Previously, he was an investment Banker at J.P. Morgan and an executive at AOL, and in those roles served as a strategist or advisor on over $150 billion in transactions in technology, media and aerospace & defense, including the mergers of America Online and Time Warner, Boeing and McDonnell Douglas, and the acquisition of Netscape. He has held fellowship appointments at Harvard University, Stanford University, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is a former trustee of Wesleyan University and a member of the Aspen Homeland Security Group, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Cosmos Club, and the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on Law and Justice. He has testified before the U.S. Senate and his writing and commentary have appeared widely.

Mr. Prieto received his M.A. from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University and his B.A. from Wesleyan University.