Allan M. Cytryn


Allan M. Cytryn is with Risk Masters International, a consulting firm that advises on Risk Mitigation and Management, including business continuity planning, disaster recovery, and cyber-attack recovery. He is also on the Executive Board of the Boston Global Forum ( where he advises on cyber-security policy. In this role, he co-authored the G7 Ise-Shima Cyber-Norms which were incorporated into the 2016 G7 Cyber-Declaration, the first ever G7 cyber-declaration.

With more than 30 years of experience as a senior executive in Information Technology, Allan has held a variety of IT leadership roles. Prior to Risk Masters, he was a Director at Deloitte. His responsibilities included Regional CIO, Director of Applications, and Director of Technology for Audit and Enterprise Risk. Before joining Deloitte, he was the CIO of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, a Vice-President of Corporate Finance with Goldman Sachs, and a Vice-President of Information Technology with Bankers Trust. In these roles he led organizations through rapid operational and technological transformations and helped them adopt new and innovative technologies to support their core strategies.

Allan additionally played a critical leadership role for Deloitte in managing the IT recovery from the 9/11/2001 attack in New York, and for Simpson Thacher and Bartlett, leading their recovery from the 1993 NatWest Tower Bombing in London.

Allan earned a BS in electrical engineering and computer science and an MS in operations research from SEAS, as well as a M.Arch from Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. His son, Steven, graduated Columbia College in 2006.