Kroll Appoints Eric Zimmerman Senior Director, Cyber Security and Investigations Practice
November 9, 2015
Former Special Agent with the FBI Brings Significant Experience in the Cyber Realm
NEW YORK – November 9, 2015 – Kroll (“the Company”), a global leader in risk mitigation and response solutions, today announced that Eric Zimmerman has been appointed Senior Director in Kroll’s Cyber Security and Investigations practice, effective immediately. Most recently, Zimmerman served as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), specializing in investigating criminal and national-security-related computer intrusions, crimes against children, intellectual property theft and related crimes.
Zimmerman brings to Kroll close to 10 years of wide-ranging experience in cyber investigations, including knowledge and creativity in developing software programs that aid in the detection and investigation of cyberattacks. While at the FBI, Zimmerman wrote over 50 programs that include forensic utilities and response tools that today are in use by nearly 8,800 law enforcement officers in 82 countries. Among the programs that he developed are technical tools that help law enforcement officers combat the online sexual exploitation of children, which in one year alone, led to the rescue of at least 200 children. The FBI and many international law enforcement agencies have adopted Eric’s tools as mandatory protocol for certain investigations.
“I am excited to welcome Eric to our team of world-leading cyber specialists,” said Tim Ryan, Managing Director and Practice Leader, Cyber Security and Investigations practice. “Eric brings a tremendous depth and breadth of expertise in the cyber realm, spanning complex law enforcement investigations, computer forensics, expert witness testimony, computer systems design and application architecture. Eric’s exceptional skills, extensive experience and steadfast commitment to aiding the victims of cyber-crimes ideally suit him for the complexity and client-focus of Kroll’s cyber investigations business. On behalf of the entire Kroll team, I am confident that our clients will benefit from his unique insight and proven technical skills, which will allow us to further our efforts to prevent, mitigate or respond to current and emerging cyber threats.”
“The addition of Eric to our organization further strengthens Kroll’s Cyber practice,” said David Fontaine, Chief Executive Officer of Corporate Risk Holdings, Kroll’s parent company. “His capabilities and accomplishments have been broadly recognized, and we look forward to working with Eric to identify and solve our clients’ most complex cyber-related challenges.”
Mr. Zimmerman said, “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work alongside the high-caliber team at Kroll. I am confident that we can advance Kroll’s position as a leading provider of risk solutions around the world while delivering outstanding service to all of Kroll’s clients.”
Prior to joining the FBI, Zimmerman was a systems administrator for Menlo Logistics, a global supply chain company whose core business offerings include third-party logistics and supply chain management.
Zimmerman has also received the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s Award, which honors outstanding law enforcement professionals who have performed above and beyond the call of duty in safely recovering a missing child or successfully resolving a complex child sexual exploitation investigation. In 2013, Zimmerman was presented with the U.S. Attorney Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement.
Zimmerman received a B.A. with honors in Computer Science from Roosevelt University and holds multiple cyber-related certifications. He is a member of the Utah Sex Crimes Child Abduction Response Team; Utah Internet Crimes Against Children task force; International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists; High Technology Crime Investigation Association, Southwest Chapter; High Tech Crime Consortium; and the Interpol specialists group on crimes against children.
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